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The Colors are a Lie: The Doppler Effect and Redshift

Written by: Maneth Perera   At night, walk outside, take a breath of fresh air, and look up at the sky. The hundreds of tiny pinpricks of light and the many large flashes of white you see are all stars millions of miles away emitting

Harnessing Magnetic Fields for Precise Ferrofluid Droplet Motion

Written by: Chad Park Ferrofluids, composed of magnetic nanoparticles suspended in a carrier liquid, offer unique fluidic properties and can be manipulated by external magnetic fields. By employing varying magnetic fields on ferrofluids, controlling and manipulating them to explore their potential for innovative navigation systems

Repetition Tempo for Muscular Hypertrophy

Written by: Andrew D. Katson Introduction  Hypertrophy-focused resistance training, whether it be with body weight, bands, or barbells, is an effective way to improve bone health, mobility, and muscular strength and size. This form of exercise has both aesthetic and practical uses in day-to-day life.

The Future of Quantum Computing

Written by: Chad Park Quantum computing stands at the forefront of a revolution that will reshape the limits of computation. The era of classical computing—defined by a series of 0s and 1s—is slowly giving way to the powerful realm of quantum computing with its more

A Brief History of Modern Physics

Written by: Karthik Prasad     The 19th and 20th centuries gave physicists a glimpse into the true underpinnings of the universe itself: modern physics. Three major theories emerged in this time period–special relativity, quantum mechanics, and general relativity. This article aims to overview the

Example of Meissner Effect with Superconductivity

Remember that Room Temperature Superconductor?

Do you remember that crazy news back in late July about a room temperature superconductor? You might remember that some researchers in Korea found a material that was able to show signs of superconductivity at just room temperature levels instead of extremely cold conditions. This

Any Bright Ideas About Sonoluminesence?

Written by: Gautham Anne The mantis shrimp is a crustacean that is well known for its unique hunting ability. They snap their claws 50 mph, with roughly the same acceleration of a 22-caliber bullet, causing water to travel at such high speeds that it “cavitates”.

The Physics of Water Wakes

Written by: Gautham Anne While watching boats travel by or a duck on a pond, one might wonder how the astonishing wake patterns emerge, such as the ones depicted in figure 1. One might also note that the wake patterns, regardless of whether it is

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How Lasers Could Solve the World Energy Crisis

Written by: Colin Ward On August 8th, an experiment by the National Ignition Facility made an astounding discovery in nuclear fusion when they came closer than ever before to “igniting” a nuclear fusion reaction, the very same reaction that powers our sun. Ignition is a

NASA’s Perseverance Mission on Mars

Written by: Gloria Wang On February 18th, NASA’s Perseverance rover made its touchdown inside Jezero Crater on Mars. Millions of eyes were glued to the livestream as people waited in anticipation for the rover to land. As part of the Mars Exploration Program, the Mars