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Jennifer Ouellette
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The Aftermath of Michael Jackson’s Antigravity Lean. "It’s been known for years how Jackson defied gravity. His shoes had a slot that slid onto a bolt in the floor, allowing him to perform the dramatic lean... the King of Pop still needed incredible core strength and leg muscles to pull it off." http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=24815
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The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World. Human eyes are sort of dumb—but you can trick them into being smart. https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-how-a-mirror-creates-a-virtual-world/
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How Cities Are Trying to Rein In the Scooter and Bike Share Craze. “It’s a matter of choice: do you, as a city, want to encourage two-wheeled transportation? If you do, you need to make space,” https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d3kpmz/how-cities-are-trying-to-rein-in-the-scooter-and-bike-share-craze
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Maybe We Could "See" a Black Hole Singularity After All. When black holes collide, interactions between their cores might leave an imprint on the resulting gravitational waves. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/maybe-we-could-see-a-singularity-after-all/
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Disproving the strong cosmic censorship conjecture, the physics of why king penguins act like a liquid, a molecular model of a tesseract to calculate Thanos' strength, and more. Cocktail Party Physics: Physics Week in Review, May 19, 2018 http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2018/05/physics-week-in-review-may-19-2018.html
Physics Week in Review: May 19, 2018
Physics Week in Review: May 19, 2018
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Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes. Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general relativity and changes the way we think about space-time. https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-disprove-conjecture-made-to-save-black-holes-20180517/
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A scientist calculated the ludicrous strength of Marvel villain Thanos. "Based on a recent “whimsical by design” analysis, Northeastern University engineering assistant professor Steven Cranford calculated that Thanos is powerful enough to dead-lift the RMS Titanic. To get to that calculation, Cranford made real molecular models of a fictional cube called the Tesseract. The peer-reviewed journal Extreme Mechanics Letters published his models earlier this month." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/05/18/a-scientist-calculated-the-ludicrous-strength-of-marvel-villain-thanos/
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Science in flux: is a revolution brewing in evolutionary theory? "Biologists dispute whether epigenetic inheritance is truly Lamarckian or only superficially resembles it, but there is no getting away from the fact that the inheritance of acquired characteristics really does happen.” https://aeon.co/essays/science-in-flux-is-a-revolution-brewing-in-evolutionary-theory
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The "Arsenic and Old Lace" Murders: "Despite the humorous overtones of the movie, few people realize that the play and film are both based on a real-life case that is not quite so lighthearted." http://drvitelli.typepad.com/providentia/2018/05/the-arsenic-and-old-lace-murders.html
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The Physics of a Tesla Model X Towing a Boeing 787. This Dreamliner weighs 130,000 kg—but actually, even a human could pull a full-sized aircraft. https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-a-tesla-model-x-pulling-a-boeing-787/
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