Instructables: exploring - technology - science - physics - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:44:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Galileo Ramps: exploring velocity and acceleration with marble and inclined planes http://www.instructables.com/id/Galileo-Ramps-exploring-velocity-and-acceleration-/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:00:34 PDT
DIY Interferometer: Prove Einstein Wrong in 20 Minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Interferometer-Prove-Einstein-Wrong-in-20-Minu/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:00:22 PDT
THERMAL ENERGY MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/THERMAL-ENERGY-MACHINE/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:17:20 PDT
How to make a Cloud Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cloud-Chamber/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:28 PST
Coil Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Coil-Gun-1/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:09:12 PST
Straw Propellor http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Propellor/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:29:28 PST
Easy $3 ferrofluid and other explorations with magnetic slime http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-3-ferrofluid-and-other-explorations-with-magn/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:36:18 PDT
Physics : Learn Physics the fastest way http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction_6/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:05:23 PDT
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-an-Egg-Through-a-Bottleneck/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:02:14 PDT
Chocolate, the physical side http://www.instructables.com/id/Physic-behind-chocolate/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:47:33 PDT
Physic behind sky lanterns http://www.instructables.com/id/Physic-behind-sky-lanterns/
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:58:42 PST
More Cool Physics With A Smart Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Cool-Physics-With-A-Smart-Phone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SMALL.jpg barkergk Bouncing Ball Decay using an app called OsciPrime
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:54:26 PDT
Detecting Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/Detecting-Cosmic-Rays-in-a-Cloud-Chamber/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:09:50 PDT
Amazing & Graceful Egg Drop Contraption http://www.instructables.com/id/Amazing--Graceful-Egg-Drop-Contraption/
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Sun, 25 May 2008 01:58:09 PDT
Wave Pendulum http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Pendulum/
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:16:15 PST
How to see alpha particles http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-see-alpha-particles/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 14:40:35 PDT
Popsicle Stick Bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Popsicle-Stick-Bridge/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:52:38 PDT
DIY Electron Accelerator: A Cathode Ray Tube in a Wine Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electron-Accelerator-A-Cathode-Ray-Tube-in-a-/
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:34:19 PDT
Faraday Rotation (EPIC!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Faraday-Rotation-EPIC/
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:39:01 PDT
A small, portable gravitation shield http://www.instructables.com/id/A-small-portable-gravitation-shield/
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Fri, 24 Sep 2010 05:48:23 PDT
The Chaos Machine (Double Pendulum) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Chaos-Machine-Double-Pendulum/
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:22:19 PDT
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lightning-Wand-a-Handheld-Van-de-Graaff-Genera/
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Tue, 2 Mar 2010 02:33:54 PST
Make Your Own: Black Hole Fabricator!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Black-Hole/
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Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:30:27 PDT