Thursday, January 19, 2012

January stories at the main FCP site: (1) Pouring tea on a rotating platform involves a noninertial frame and some fictitious forces that make the falling stream take on weird shapes. (2) A golf ball is sent skipping over water much like a stone, and then it remarkably hunts out the cup and falls into it. (3) Put trick: oil blobs in water take on strange behavior when salted. (4) Balance physics: a man balances over 3000 coins on a single American dime.

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