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May
3
awarded  Nice Question
May
3
comment How do whisky stones keep your drink cold?
Interestingly: Soapstone appears to be renowned for its high Specific Heat Capacity: 0.98 J/gK - about 20% greater than other natural stone. It is also incredibly dense and non-porous, which is why it is chosen for whisky stones
May
3
comment How do whisky stones keep your drink cold?
I am delighted there is such a thing as DrinkHacker - it is in my favourites list now!
May
3
asked How do whisky stones keep your drink cold?
Apr
30
comment What's the surface area of a liquid? How does evaporation increase if the surface area of a liquid is increased?
Akanksha - did you mean to comment on your own answer to say it was excellent? I am guessing you meant it to go on one of the other ones. ..
Apr
30
comment How does the energy in a standing wave travel beyond a node?
Key thing is - energy does travel past nodes. Once you understand that, the rest is easy. See Brandon's comment above.
Apr
30
comment How does the energy in a standing wave travel beyond a node?
Remembering my laser optics course at university twenty-something years ago, I would say that skullsinthestars website has a lot of bad physics. Energy does travel past nodes, diffraction is not how dvd players work etc.
Apr
28
comment How does the energy in a standing wave travel beyond a node?
It travels along the whole string and interferes. The frequencies which fit will remain, the others will be rapidly attenuated. Still not sure what the tuning fork has to do with it though.
Apr
28
comment How does the energy in a standing wave travel beyond a node?
What has the tuning fork got to do with your question? This seems entirely unrelated. So what is ityou are trying to understand?
Apr
28
answered How does the energy in a standing wave travel beyond a node?
Apr
27
comment Gravity on the International Space Station
You know @Keith's answer already states this, right?
Apr
19
comment Convert a 200mm linear stroke into 90 degrees motion
What do you mean by two sides?
Apr
15
comment Concerning the curvature of an airfoil (shape)
The force is because the blade is spinning. A wing is travelling in a straight line, but a rotating blade has all the mass of the blade trying to fly outwards!
Apr
15
revised Concerning the curvature of an airfoil (shape)
added 19 characters in body
Apr
15
answered Concerning the curvature of an airfoil (shape)
Apr
6
comment Why does the sky look black in pictures taken from the summit of everest?
@user22834 - The explanation for these observations is that your second paragraph is incorrect.
Apr
6
comment Why does the sky look black in pictures taken from the summit of everest?
+1 ... it does this on every high flying aeroplane, and I have always enjoyed that deep blue above the curve of the horizon.
Apr
4
revised Pascal's law: pressure of fluid at different locations
corrected pressures
Apr
4
suggested suggested edit on Pascal's law: pressure of fluid at different locations
Apr
1
comment Is a purely vertical or almost vertical orbital launch possible?
Heh - but what do you use to keep a 100 mile cable up? A 100 mile orbit is going to be pretty fast - it certainly isn't geostationary :-)