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Xavier Magazine | October 31, 2014

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Eyes on the Sky

October 2, 2013 | | One Comment

In the waning daylight of a Friday in June 1961, a red and white Ford station wagon rambles down the hilly twists and turns of Zion Road, pushing out beyond the western edges of Cincinnati. The breeze blows through the … Read More

The Physic of Getting Hammered

October 1, 2013 |

For a physics major, finding the moment of inertia for a cylinder is as easy as I=1/2 MR2, but what about the concept of righty-tighty/lefty loosey?

Physicists are famous for having heads wrapped around theories, but it’s been laboratory … Read More

Behind the… Foucault Pendulum

July 1, 2013 |

• The Lindner Family Physics Building was built in 1991 to house a Foucault pendulum—a device named after the physicist Léon Foucault. A dome was included in its construction plans to accommodate the length of the pendulum’s wire.

• The … Read More

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