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Ballet dancers, when achieving amazing feats such as seemingly endless turns and floaty leaps in the air, are more than performers they are physicists!

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Sunlight, the stuff that is beamed down from the big yellow circle in the sky, is composed of infrared (IR), visible and ultraviolet (UV) light. VIsible light and IR are a treat for us, but UV rays have the potential to damage our skin.

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Although dispensing foamy mousse from a can seems magical, the mechanism can be explained using physical chemistry.

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Make your Christmas tree even greener with LEDs!

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The food photographers who make the food in all those pictures seem so appetising very likely had a lot of light, lots of time, tons of help and a few tricks up their sleeves.

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New definition of 'planet' sets Pluto in a new scene.

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When is a $20 dollar bill not a $20 dollar bill? When it's a counterfeit $20 dollar bill. Learn some of the technologies that keep our currency safe.

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There is a lot more going on with New Year's than meets the eye. For instance, why do we divide time into years that consist of 365 days? How exactly do we measure a year? Why is January 1st the first day of our calendar year?

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Nanotechnology works on a scale of only a couple of nanometers in length. Within this tiny world lies the possibility for microscopic medical devices to fight disease and for computers to use microchips the size of a speck of dust, to name just a few.

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It is the drive to find the mystery Higgs Boson which has led to the development of the world's largest nuclear accelerator: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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