Ambrose Swasey
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Why does a sticker slowly peel off, but if it is pulled quickly it tears?
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Why don't miners get boiled to death at $4$ km deep?
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Why doesn't orbital body keep going faster and faster?
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I don't understand why escape velocity is necessary
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Why does a metal bar in space in the shadow of the earth not go to absolute zero?
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Why is the gravitational constant so difficult to measure?
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Is the Earth gaining or losing mass over time?
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Inverse square law not accurate for non-point masses?
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How deep would a moonbase have to be dug for radiation protection?
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Focusing and collimating laser light on a table top scale
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If a satellite speeds up, does that make it move farther away or closer?
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What is the shape of a stream of water coming out of pipe?
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Why are the colors of metal different than the blackbody spectrum?
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Was the Strontium-90 found in Godzilla's footprints a by-product of nuclear fusion?
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Use of tungsten as an insulator in an induction heater
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How strong a magnetic field would be needed to deflect cosmic rays?
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Advantages of a deadblow hammer?
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Why does magnetic force vary in proportion to the cube of the distance instead of the square?
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Conversion of angular momentum to linear momentum in free space
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Good way to compute the force of a hammer blow?
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Does sound bounce in all directions, or as a ray, like light?
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Why does the sun/moon appear red when there are fires?
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Most rigid materials
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Detection of radioactive iodine at trash dumps
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Why does cutting slots in metal improve magnetic flow?
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Ideal shape of a water clock
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Will a cloud form in a depressurized room?
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Does an unbalanced weight produce a couple force on a rotating shaft?
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What is the sound absorbing characteristic of a material called?
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Can amateurs use the retroreflector on the moon?