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The Physics Behind a Curveball – The Magnus Effect

A great video explaining why footballs curve in the air.

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How does a soccer ball swerve?

A football serves because of the Magnus effect, explained in this article.

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Tennis - The Magnus Effect

A simple site explaining how topspin curves a tennis ball.

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Lift of a rotating cylinder

A NASA page examining how a rotating cylinder is lifted using the magnus effect. Includes a java simulator so you can experiment yourself.

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Gravitation

A program which models the gravitational effects of different bodies in different systems. This program is simple and shows the effect of gravity very well.

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Race to Mars - Known effects of long-term space flights on the human body

Read about the effect of space travel from feeling sick to bone loss and muscle wasting.

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Accelerated Travels

A look at the combined effect on distance from an origin of distance traveled and relativistic effects during accelerated travel.

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Convection in a Box

Brief description of some experiments with smoke in a closed box, with normal convection currents and odd effects, includes diagrams and discussion of effects.

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Biological Effects of Low-Level, Electromagnetic Fields

Statements from the Institution of Engineering and Technology on the possible health effects of EM fields and radiation from power lines, mobile phones and their associated base stations.

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Quantum biology: Do weird physics effects abound in nature?

Read how biology exploit quantum effects to harness nature.

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