October 16, 2006 Issue

Physics To Go 11 - Burning peanut/Mars

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Physics in Your World

Counting Calories image

Counting Calories

photo credit: Scott Wallace

This photo shows a burning peanut. The energy released can boil water.

To learn more, see Paul Doherty's article "Counting Calories."

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Physics at Home

Hurricane: Storm Science

Check out this site for hurricane activities, including making a weather station and tracking a hurricane. To find out about flying inside a hurricane, visit The Hurricane Hunters--don't miss the photos and movies.


From Physics Research

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program image

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

Image credit: NASA/JPL/UA
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This image, captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the Victoria Crater on Mars, with an arrow indicating the location of the Rover Opportunity. For more images and information, visit NASA's Mars Exploration Program.

(This feature was updated on July 31, 2011.)

Worth a Look

APS News: Limerick Contest Finalists & Winners

May the Force Be With You
by David Morin, Eric Zaslow, Elizabeth Haley, John Golden, and Nathan Salwen

On a merry-go-round in the night,
Coriolis was shaken with fright.
Despite how he walked,
'Twas like he was stalked,
By some fiend always pushing him right.

For other prize-winning physics limericks, see the last page of the APS News Limerick Contest .

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