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Mostly C++ programmer in Vancouver.
Specialising in image processing, 3d modeling, Lidar - I'm really a physicist


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comment Why does the lake surface appear darker in some areas?
@GreenAsJade, yes I thought I made that clear, it was just an example.
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comment Why does the lake surface appear darker in some areas?
In this image I suspect the lighting difference is totally from the surface, it is at such a low angle of incidence and the water is probably heavily sedimented (guessing from the location)
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answered Why does the lake surface appear darker in some areas?
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revised What would happen to me if I was in the LHC while it was running?
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Apr
9
comment Why do snorkelers not need to wear corrective glasses when snorkeling with goggles on?
Also under water you can't see as far, visibility is at best 10m, and you aren't reading road signs or anything else in detail - so "in focus" is a bit less strict
Mar
26
comment Refraction of light marching band analogy
@JeroenMoons - how does the light know is possibly the most fundemental question in physic! One suggestion is that all paths are tried in multiple universes and we end up in the one with the shortest path. And that is one of the more 'sensible' suggestions
Mar
25
revised Refraction of light marching band analogy
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Mar
25
answered Refraction of light marching band analogy
Mar
13
answered What would happen to me if I was in the LHC while it was running?
Mar
13
awarded  Yearling
Mar
11
comment How nuclear fission works in power plants?
Read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fission then ask any questions here
Mar
4
comment Scientific Laws for Engineering Materials
You could argue that purely descriptive laws like Hooke's which just describe an observation but don't offer any explanation are different from some fundamental theory which predicts effects. But I don't know what you would call them other .
Feb
27
answered Michelson & Morley
Feb
18
comment How can we count 17 particles in the standard model
I think it's more that there are 17 known particles which constitue the standard model - rather than the standard model predicts/requires exactly 17particles.
Feb
18
comment What is the relationship between the Young's modulus of a material and the elasticity of a free fall collision
@fffred it wouldn't rebound because it couldn't store the potential energy in deformation. It's one of those silly unmovable object vs irresistible force questions
Feb
16
revised Some questions about car radio and cellphone antennas
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Feb
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
9
answered Why does a Pewter mug keep a beverage hot better than a foam cup?
Jan
31
revised How many colors exist?
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