Posts tagged with ‘gravity

Kate Upton and her marvelous boobs in zero gravity

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For this year’s SI swimsuit edition, Kate Upton took a ride in a plane designed to simulate zero gravity in a parabolic flight pattern. And she did so of course in a bikini… for educational purposes. 

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IHC Movie Reviews: Gravity (2013)

Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is in theatres now, and boy does it look pretty. Its gotten tons of great reviews from film critics and scientists alike, by showing a realistic depiction on what happens when a space mission goes awry. But how does it do? Is it truly a great flick, or should it be left to float into the vast coldness of space?

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson opens up a can of scientific fact-checking on the movie ‘Gravity’

Gravity has gotten generally pretty positive reviews, but if you’re super famous astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you wouldn’t be watching a movie like Gravity for the writing, the acting or the amazing sound. You’d be watching for every little scientific inaccuracy, as you should if you were Neil DeGrasse Tyson. So after watching Gravity, Tyson went on a hilarious science ass-beating fact checking mission. Because even if it’s a good movie, Hollywood shouldn’t get too sloppy with science.

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New trailer for ‘Gravity’ is even more terrifying than the first

In space, no one can hear you shit your astronaut diapers.

Check out the first teaser trailer for ‘Gravity’

In theaters this October. Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side,” “The Proposal”) and George Clooney (“Up in the Air,” “Syriana”) star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”).

If the Nordtvedt effect is right, two objects of different masses don’t really fall at the same rate

Famously tested by Galileo and tested again and again and again thousands and thousands of times over the ages, it’s come to be that two objects of different masses falling towards the same body (Earth for example), will fall at the same rate. It’s even been tested on the Moon, and it works perfectly. But professor Kenneth Nordtvedt of the University of Montana thinks this solidly tested notion may be incorrect.

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2,000 ping pong balls and 30 teachers in low gravity

In 2010, before Northrop Grumman’s Weightless Flights of Discovery program was shut down, thirty teachers and two thousand ping pong balls took a ride in a vomit comet and this was the result.

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TED video of the day: Would you weigh less if you jumped in an elevator?

Would you weigh less if you jumped in an elevator? Gravity, the normal force, and Newton’s Second Law of Motion, explained in a lovely animation from TED.

Astronaut Don Pettit plays with yo-yos in space

Everything is cooler in space, including yo-yos. Normally subject to the laws of Earth gravity, astronaut Don Pettit shows how you can replicate Earthly yo-yo tricks with inertia.

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How “mystery spots” and “gravity hills” work

All over the US, and in several parts of the world, in rural areas and urban, there are places that locals refer to as either “mystery spots” or “gravity hills”— places where gravity seems to work backwards. But are they really anomalies in gravity? Nope, we’re just gullible. Surprise.

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Saturday science: In zero gravity, static electricity walks on water

Astronaut Don Pettit demonstrated the laws of static electricity on Space Station with the help of a water dropper and grandma’s sweater maker: knitting needle.

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NASA sends GRAIL beacons to measure the Moon’s gravity

Yesterday, NASA successfully put a pair of lunar probes into orbit around the Moon, meant to map the gravity field of the Moon, and use that to probe the interior composition. The probes go by the name of GRAIL, or Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory.

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The key to anti-gravity and faster than light travel might be moving in the fourth dimension

That faster than light neutrino turned out to likely just be a miscalculation, but there still are theoretical ways to move “faster than light” if you know how to use the rules to your advantage. And using the Heim Theory, it might be possible to use a large enough electromagnetic field to bounce to the fourth dimension.

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