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(io9)   Remember Galileo dropping two different-sized cannonballs off the leaning tower of Pisa to prove objects of different mass fall at the same rate? Yeah, about that   (io9.com) divider line 8
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2013-02-03 07:17:22 PM  
2 votes:
I'm postulating an effect where women are totally attracted to me, but the effect is so small that it is impossible to measure.
2013-02-03 06:38:46 PM  
2 votes:
Remember Galileo dropping two different-sized cannonballs off the leaning tower of Pisa

Yes. I remember.  I am very old.
2013-02-03 07:33:22 PM  
1 votes:

lordargent: The Nordtvedt effect has been tested, and so far no evidence has been found that the more massive Earth is falling towards the sun faster than the moon. If there is an effect, it's very slight.

So an unproved theory, wake me up when you have actual data that supports the theory.


What's more, he's from Montana State. Bobcats are inherently untrustworthy.

/Maroon and Silver blood.
//GO GRIZ!
2013-02-03 07:18:50 PM  
1 votes:
In later experiments I conclusively proved Galileo wrong by dropping a paper airplane and a dumbbell off of a local Walmart.
2013-02-03 07:07:18 PM  
1 votes:

Felgraf: doglover: Actually science journalism is almost dead in America.

Even Perez Hilton posting famous women on his shiatty blog and calling them whores is more insightful and educational these days.

NASA only releases rocks and CGI generated deep field "photographs" and the same speculations we've had since the 70's.

Quantum is so misunderstood you can just skip any article about it and save what little you might know from driving you insane.

New products using centuries old conepts with an LED attached are masquraded as "progress"

And, if you wait around, once every day some jackass asks "Whar flying car, whar?" and sells it to a newspaper as an editorial.

I really want to try my hand at writing science journalism, since I seem to actually have a knack for explaining some difficult aspects of science in an understandable way.

I was, somehow, able to explain time dilatation in a coherent fashion to a pre-vet student. At a weekend camp we were both councilors at, surrounded by 60 screaming children. Without being able to use drawings or math: only gestures and the 'light clock on a train' explanation. .. she later came back and said my explanation caused her physics 2306 class to suddenly make sense and enabled her to pass.

/Also, I have a really, really good visual analogy/demonstration for why we care about nanophysics/how simply changing the *size* of an object can drastically alter its properties....


WHAR FLYING CAR! WHAR!
2013-02-03 07:05:39 PM  
1 votes:
Dropping science liked Galileo dropped the orange.
2013-02-03 06:46:34 PM  
1 votes:

St_Francis_P: Kome: St_Francis_P: At least that's the idea. The Nordtvedt effect has been tested, and so far no evidence has been found that the more massive Earth is falling towards the sun faster than the moon. If there is an effect, it's very slight.

So some guy had an idea, but there's no evidence it's correct. In fact, it seems to be wrong. This is truly game changing.

That is how science works.

It is, but usually it doesn't become a featured article afterward.


Actually science journalism is almost dead in America.

Even Perez Hilton posting famous women on his shiatty blog and calling them whores is more insightful and educational these days.

NASA only releases rocks and CGI generated deep field "photographs" and the same speculations we've had since the 70's.

Quantum is so misunderstood you can just skip any article about it and save what little you might know from driving you insane.

New products using centuries old conepts with an LED attached are masquraded as "progress"

And, if you wait around, once every day some jackass asks "Whar flying car, whar?" and sells it to a newspaper as an editorial.
2013-02-03 05:48:51 PM  
1 votes:
At least that's the idea. The Nordtvedt effect has been tested, and so far no evidence has been found that the more massive Earth is falling towards the sun faster than the moon. If there is an effect, it's very slight.

So some guy had an idea, but there's no evidence it's correct. In fact, it seems to be wrong. This is truly game changing.
 
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