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Balsa Gliders and 747s

Keywords: air transport, balsa glider, Boeing 747, paper airplane, transport cost

Does throwing a balsa glider or paper airplane have anything to do with the fuel consumption of a Boeing 747?

Observing the flight of a model glider to infer some basic physics information that can be transferred to estimate the amount of energy necessary to run real full-sized aircraft.

9 years 8 weeks ago

Debating Tips

Keywords: critical thinking, debate, denial, global warming

Having trouble recognizing and refuting bunk claims?

Some tips to help you in discussions where scientific data is being used to support or dispute a claim.

9 years 9 weeks ago


Keywords: albedo, anthropogenic climate change, solar radiation, Stefan-Boltzmann law

Will the Icelandic volcano cool us off?

Using some straightforward physics to assess the possible impact of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption on the climate.

9 years 10 weeks ago
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