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Unspinning the boomerang
In this article, we look at the physics behind the curved flight path of a returning boomerang, and explain that boomerangs are really a kind of gyroscope. We even show you how to bang up a boomerang yourself!
If boomerangs are really gyroscopes, then what are gyroscopes? In this article, we explore some more of the physics of gyroscopes, and demonstrate some interesting experiments you can do with them.
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns...
Building a bridge to maths
At last month's Cambridge Science Festival we had great fun trying out a hands-on (or rather feet-on)...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Like spirals and flowers? Then you'll love polar coordinates and the pretty pictures they allow you to draw!
Friends and strangers
Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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