Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April stories at The Flying Circus of Physics site

The April stories at the FCP site: (1) The case of the hospital gurneys that would burst into flames. (Ironically, they were holding burn victims.) (2) Novel ways of opening a beer bottle without the normal bottle opener, involving levers and brute force. (Next month, a novel way of opening a wine bottle without a corkscrew. If you have already seen the video, the challenge is to explain the physics.) (3) The collisions of two ships offers a lesson in torques. (4) Rogue waves are rare freak waves that can break a ship apart. Recently a video-recorded rogue killed a passenger on a cruise linear.

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