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The Physics of Shooting Someone Out of a Cannon

Despite popular belief, the cannons that are used to shoot people high into the air does not use cannon powder. Instead they used compressed air to project the person forward. When the cannon is fired, a sled that…

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Sterility Testing in Sterile Pharmaceuticals

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The World Health Organization defines sterility as the absence of any viable microorganism. The problem with this definition is that such conditions would be too harsh for the existence of any active ingredients. For purposes of pharmaceuticals, a…

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Principle of PH Measurement

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The pH of a substance indicates how many hydrogen ions (H+) it forms in a certain measured volume of water. A pH meter shows the value as to how acidity or alkalinity a liquid is. The basic principle…

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The Correlation Between Momentum, Collisions and Kinetic Energy

When a collision occurs a force acts upon an object in a given amount of time changing the object’s velocity. Impulse is known as being the product of force and time. When a collision occurs, the impulse encountered…

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Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions: What’s the Difference?

Endothermic and exothermic may sound similar but are complete polar opposites of each other. Depending on what chemicals and or conditions are in a certain system, it will be either endothermic or exothermic. Although we may not think…

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The Buoyant Force

When any object is immersed in a liquid, it would be subjected to an upward force which is termed as the buoyant force. Due to the upthrust, the weight of the dipped bodies in liquids appears to be…

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Eugenics: Dark Past of Selective Breeding

Sir Francis Galton, Victorian psychologist and scientist, was by all accounts a genius. He was responsible for inventions such as the weather map and classifying fingerprints for use in forensic science. He also began studying short term climate…

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The History and the Types of Automotive Gasolines

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The automotive industries were dated back to the early 19th centuries, and it has prospered until right now in our communities. Most cars in the 19th century uses simple types of a combustion engine that laid the foundation…

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Common Magnets For Motor Applications

Magnet motors are very common and they are made from varying motor magnetic assemblies depending on the motor features and applications. They work on an electromagnetic cold that gets attracted to the permanent magnet within the motor assembly….

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The Application of Physics to Modern Youth

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The modern youth of today is more prone to falling under labels whether it be through identifying themselves with personal features or talents. However, one title that a majority will be able to uphold will be a physics…

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