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In Depth: Fusion Strides at NIF
How scientists recently pushed closer to sustainable fusion


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Ice Cream at Home
Learn the physics behind making this tasty treat


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Lene Hau
In 1999, after years of practice, Lene Hau learned how to bicycle at the speed of light.


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Expect Delays: Why Trains Slow Down When It's Hot
Last week I took an Amtrak train south for the holiday weekend, and there was a delay. The explanation: the track was under a 'heat advisory' and the train had to travel at a slower speed. This left me wondering what happened to the tracks when it got so...

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Insatiable Birdie
Can a book inspire you as a child to grow up and solve one of the most famous mysteries of mathematics? Come take a peek inside Physics for Entertainment to find out. Originally published over seventy years ago in Russia, this classic book answers many fascinating questions that one might not even think are physics questions. “Can an invisible man see? Why are all cats grey when the candles are out?” The excerpt below explains the habits or our beloved drinking bird toy.

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