Applied Physics

Does A Curveball In Baseball Really Break?

It's World Series time, which means it's time to talk about physics and baseball once again.    This season, among other things, we've covered the farthest homerun ever hit and how fast a pitcher really can throw (1) and today we're goi ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 28 2020 - 4:10pm

The Army Has Developed A Quantum Sensor That Covers The Entire Radio Frequency Spectrum

The US Army has developed a quantum sensor that can detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency spectrum, from 0 to 100 GHz, using a single antenna. That is currently impossible with a traditional receiver system, and would require multip ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2020 - 8:31am

'Whiskey Webs' Could Be Used To Identify Counterfeit Spirits

When a drop of liquid evaporates, solids are left behind in a pattern that depends on what the liquid is, what solids are in it and the environmental conditions. You may have seen a 'coffee ring' when overflow deposits solids along the edge of th ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2020 - 10:38am

Chiffron Is The Best Material For Homemade Masks

If you can afford a combination of cotton with natural silk or chiffon, those provide the best protection from coronavirus if you are not one of those people hoarding N95 masks. But, really, unless you are a healthcare worker, the kind of covering makes li ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2020 - 5:02pm

A Wuhan Lab Developed Fossil Fuel-Free Jet Propulsion Using Air Plasmas

The last group most of the world wants to hear from right now is a lab in Wuhan, but if their microwave air plasma thruster is more real than their claims of having a certified BSL-2 lab studying coronavirus, there could be a great deal of interest in the ...

Article - News Staff - May 6 2020 - 9:27am

The Purell Of The Future May Be A Handheld UV Light Device

Though "energy medicine" and "oxygenated herbs" promoted by CNN's Chris Cuomo are woo, one notion ridiculed by journalists has merit; using light to disinfect areas and kill coronavirus. Though chemicals are most common, they are n ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2020 - 9:31am

A Simple Design Of High Frequency Seismic Data Resolution Filter

Seismic sections are usually subjected to some processing sequence for noise reduction. If the noise has appreciable energy outside the frequency range of the useful signal, these sequences are effective and if accurate NMO and STATIC are done, data clust ...

Blog Post - Daisi Komolafe - Jul 14 2020 - 4:54pm

TikTok Is The Newest Chinese App That Might Steal Your Secure Information

TikTok, the short video sharing app owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has already been banned by the United States military, Wells Fargo, and the nation of India. A new report says no corporate phone, or private devices that may access secure information, ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 15 2020 - 3:42pm

Noble Uncertainty: Next Gen Gaming Customizing Psychological Experiences Using Newtonian Laws

Right now, we can play video games and feel like we are 'in the game' but it's still a lot of suspension of disbelief. If you can only see 40 degrees while driving a car in a game that's nowhere close to your peripheral vision in the re ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2020 - 10:00am

The Science Of Grilling

Cooks want to tell you grilling is an art or a craft.   We know better.  Grilling, like anything worth doing, is a science.   Anything that has been around for a million years is a science and fire has been considered by millenia as the thing that put huma ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 7 2020 - 12:20pm