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Hindenburg (LZ-119)

At 803.8 feet in length, the German passenger airship Hindenburg (LZ-119) was the largest aircraft ever to fly. The commercial flights of Hindenburg, along with Graf Zeppelin, pioneered the first ...

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Adiabatic versus Diabatic Process in Metrology

An ADIABATIC process deals with the changing temperature of a parcel of air due to rising or sinking the air. The DIABATIC process on the other hand is changing the temperature of a parcel of air ...

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Air Friction

Air friction, or air drag, is an example of fluid friction.

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Transparency Of A Medium

You can see for many miles through clear air and a clear piece of glass obviously is transparent to the wavelengths of visible light.

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Madgeburg Hemispheres

300 years ago, Otto von Guericke arranged a demonstration in Magdeburg, Germany to demonstrate the air pump which he had invented. He made two hemispherical iron vessels which could be put together ...

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Aspirator

A common device which makes use of the Bernoulli principle is the aspirator. Attach it to a tap and watch how the flow of water can suck air out of an object attached to the other end!

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What BEC looks like

What does a Bose-Einstein condensate look like - well it looks like a dense little lump in the bottom of the magnetic trap/bowl; kind of like a drop of water condensing out of damp air onto a cold ...

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Speed Of Sound

Short page of information on the speed of sound in air and some other gases.

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The Particle World

Applet simulating particles connected by springs in a 2D world. Includes gravity/electrostatic forces between particles, air resistance and more.

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Build a hot air balloon

Instructions on how to make a hot air balloon at home using a plastic bag and a toaster, with information on how it works.

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