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Daniel Bernoulli and the making of the fluid equation
Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782) discovered the relationship between the density of a fluid in a pipe, the speed it is travelling in the pipe and the pressure exerted by the fluid against the walls of the pipe. This is the story of what happened.
Science fiction, science fact: reports from the frontiers of physics
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What Planck saw
Cosmologists gathered in the Netherlands last week to discuss a new view of the Universe. The Universe as...
Folding the future: From origami to engineering
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Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Why you shouldn't use a toss for overtime
In soccer a coin toss is used to decide who goes first in a penalty shootout and similarly in American...
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