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Engineer analyzing effects of orbital debris and meteoroids on the International Space Station.


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comment Does centrifugal force exist?
To be technically correct (which is the best kind of correct), even if the earth were at rest, an earth-based frame of reference is not inertial, as it contains gravity as a fictitious force.
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18
answered Why Can We See Stars In The Sky
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20
comment How does artificial gravity reduction (weightlessness) work on Earth?
@CaptainPlaster That picture above is also not NASA. That's Zero-G corporation (www.gozerog.com), a private enterprise.
Nov
19
comment How does artificial gravity reduction (weightlessness) work on Earth?
These things exist?? Tell me where, so I know where I'm planning my next vacation!
Nov
10
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Supporter
Feb
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answered Reynolds number, turbulence regime, and drag force
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
10
answered What software programs are used to draw physics diagrams, and what are their relative merits?
Nov
10
answered Does leaning (banking) help cause turning on a bicycle?
Nov
10
comment Why doesn't the bike fall if going with a high speed?
The gyroscopic inertia explanation doesn't really explain why those scooters with the really tiny wheels can stay upright. It's got everything to do with the angle of the fork. If you lean to the right, the angle between the fork and the point of contact with the ground will cause the wheel to turn to the right. This in turn causes the bike to turn right, which, from the now-rotating frame of reference of the bike, causes a leftward centrifugal force that rights the bike.
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awarded  Autobiographer