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Maybe You Should Drive…

Although fuel consumption varies not only by type of aircraft but by factors like speed, headwinds, and cargo weight, a 747 jet uses about 1 gallon of fuel every SECOND.  However, the plane can carry so many people that really … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Big Bang

How hot can you get? At the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in the Brookhaven National Laboratory, pretty darn hot. The temperature, recorded at 4 billion K, was made as physicists smashed gold ions together while trying to replicate conditions resembling … Continue reading

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No Laser Tag For Me, Thanks

Did you know that the word “laser” is actually an acronym?  It stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.”  Yeah, it’s a lot simpler to just say “laser.” On July 5, 2012, the National Ignition Facility generated a … Continue reading

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