Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why do you study solar cells?

This video presents many of the advantages of solar cells. We also study solar cells in order to better understand the materials in them, which might have other uses that are discovered later on or may exhibit behaviors similar to future materials. What is discovered about these materials may be also applicable to the other materials. New techniques are also created during this process. No one knows the future. However, by understanding a wide variety of materials, we can be better prepared to engineer solutions to future problems.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Global Experiment 2014

Since 2014 is the international year of crystallography, the
Global Experiment 2014 concerns crystal growth! The Global Experiment project is aimed at students aged between 7 and 16 years, working with their teachers to learn how to dissolve different materials, to grow crystals and to investigate the effects of changing various environmental conditions.

The Global Experiment 2014 is organized by Royal Society of Chemistry and International Union of Crystallography.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Baseball: a physics game

Baseball is a physics game. Check out this video, which discusses the physics of baseball flight, specifically, the curve ball.
Pitching physics
Fielding Physics

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