Continuing his series on simple machines, Everyday Einstein looks at the physics behind inclined planes, otherwise known as ramps.
Dr. Lee Falin worked for many years as a software developer before falling in love with writing and education. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, then went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology from Virginia Tech. While there, he suffered a freak gamma-radiation accident that turned him into Everyday Einstein...
Check out this excerpt from the audiobook edition of My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs read by author Brian Switek.
Everyday Einstein talks with Nicholas Day, author of Baby Meets World, about the surprising truth behind developmental milestones in babies. (Hint: They don’t matter as much as you think!)
Why some people learn more from their mistakes. Read more in this guest article from Scientific American MIND.
Everybody loves fire, but what is fire, scientifically speaking? Everyday Einstein looks at the science of fire. Plus—a fun fire experiment you can do at home!
Everyday Einstein looks at levers, how they work, and how to classify them.
Cold drinks cause a major artery in your skull to dilate -- ouch! Read more about brain freeze in this guest post from Scientific American MIND.
Everyday Einstein explains how simple machines like pulleys can become force multipliers, helping you do twice as much work…but for a price.
Everyday Einstein explores how work, energy, and power are related.
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