Category Archives: Science

Geomagnetism

With a compass, some wire, and a power supply, the Earth’s magnetic field can be measured. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Granddad’s Altimeter

One of the most interesting mementos that I have from my grandfather is a surplus mechanical altimeter from the early days of United Airlines. It was an unusual object for a kid to see on someone’s bookshelf — even given … Continue reading

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Relativity, Visualized

“Video games,” at least among non-gamers, are very underrated. When many people think of “video games” or “computer games,” they probably envision either 1980s-style titles such as Pac-Man — or worse, violent, mindless games such as Doom. Games, however, have … Continue reading

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Electoral College Reckoner

Rehashing Nate Silver’s data, I come up with a 96% chance of a Democratic victory next week… Continue reading

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