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  1. Physics

    Light levitation might help explore Earth’s ‘ignorosphere’

    A toy called a light mill inspired researchers to invent a new way to fly. They’re using light to levitate small nanotube-coated discs.

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  2. Physics

    Scientists Say: Acceleration

    Acceleration is a change in velocity. That could mean a change in speed or in direction.

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  3. Physics

    Butterflies use jet propulsion for quick getaways

    If you have ever tried to catch a resting butterfly, you know they are surprisingly difficult to nab. A new study helps explain why.

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  4. Physics

    Researchers reveal the secret to the perfect football throw

    The tip of a spiraling football follows the ball’s path. If you know a thing or two about gyroscopes, this is not what you’d expect.

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  5. Physics

    How physics lets a toy boat float upside down

    Buoyancy’s upward force keeps objects afloat even in unusual conditions.

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  6. Physics

    Flying snakes wriggle their way through the air

    Flying snakes go tens of meters (yards) without wings. They do it by undulating back and forth and up and down, a new study shows.

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  7. Materials Science

    Self-powered surface may evaluate table-tennis play

    Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology built a 'smart' surface on which to play table tennis. It can track the location, speed and direction of the ball.

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  8. Tech

    Teens garner some $4 million in prizes at 2017 Intel ISEF

    Hundreds of teens collectively took home about $4 million in awards from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair this week.

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  9. Physics

    Why your shoelaces untie themselves

    High-speed video shows how the combined motions of a shoe’s swinging and landing on the ground provoke shoelaces to come untied.

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