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How Vacuum Cleaners Work

In its 100-year history, the electric vacuum cleaner has become an indispensable home appliance for most people, and it's obvious why. This site goes through the basic science behind the humble ...

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DC generator action

A diagram showing a dc generator working, on which the frequency of ration is adjustable. The results are seen on an analogue meter, and an oscilloscope screen. Useful description of the commutator.

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Resistor color code

An animation of current flow through a resistor in which you can change the factors that are denoted by the coloured bands on the resistor and observe the results of your changes.

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Newtonian Mountain

Shows cannonball projected off mountain. Different speeds produce different results. I particularly liked the "touch" when the ball completed an orbit and returned to where it left the mountain!

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Diffraction of light

Historical background and online tutorials on diffraction in which you can vary wavelength and aperture width, and see the results as wave fronts, and as an intensity graph. Explanations include the ...

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Bending Light

Calculation of the deflection of starlight expected due to bending of light close to a large mass, plus some observed results.

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Galileo Project Information

A site containing details of the Galileo project and the results received in this mission to study the atmosphere of Jupiter.

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Galileo Probe Legacy

Sets out the mission objectives and results from the Galileo probe, with some multimedia images and answers to FAQ's.

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Von Neumann's 5th Postulate

Considers the validity of Von Neumann's 5th postulate, used to consider whether a hidden variables theory can give deterministic results.

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The Chandra X-ray Observatory Center

Extensive site with results from the Chandra observatory satellite, press releases, multimedia content, and information on x-ray astronomy

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