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Everything Is a Harmonic Oscillator

Physics undergrads might joke that the universe is made of harmonic oscillators, but they’re not far off. The post Everything Is a Harmonic Oscillator appeared first on WIRED.


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Everything—Yes, Everything—Is a Harmonic Oscillator

Physics undergrads might joke that the universe is made of harmonic oscillators, but they’re not far off. The post Everything—Yes, Everything—Is a Harmonic Oscillator appeared first on WIRED.


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If Y’all Keep This Up, Every Baby Will Be Named Rhett by 2020

I have noticed an increase in the use of “Rhett” as a name. This leads to the question: When will all children be named Rhett? The post If Y’all Keep … Continue Reading →


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The Physics of Why Bouncy Castles Take Flight

Parties with bouncy castles are parties kids want to attend, but those air-filled playhouses have the unfortunate habit of lifting into the air with alarming frequency. The post The Physics … Continue Reading →


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The Beauty of Laplace’s Equation, Mathematical Key to … Everything

With these five symbols, Laplace read the universe. The post The Beauty of Laplace’s Equation, Mathematical Key to … Everything appeared first on WIRED.