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Seven Easy Ways Scientists Get Rid of Gravity For Experimentation

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Seven Easy Ways Scientists Get Rid of Gravity For Experimentation

Sometimes you just need to cut loose—from the Earth’s gravity. Want to feel what it’s like to be free from gravity, but can’t get yourself to the ISS? You’ve got some options. There are tons of observations you can make of processes in zero or microgravity, especially in fields such as astrophysics, astrobiology, physics, chemistry, and others. It’s not always practical to sent people or equipment to space, but fortunately, there’s options here on Earth. Micro-g circumstances can be created basically in seven ways: drop tubes, drop towers, parabolic flights, underwater training, sounding rockets, recoverable satellites, stratospheric balloons. Read More:...

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Abandoned pathology lab in Russian contains infant remains

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Abandoned pathology lab in Russian contains infant remains

Police in Russia are investigating an abandoned pathology lab where mummified remains of babies have been discovered by shocked locals. Officers have launched a probe into the grisly discovery of body parts, including bones and human organs left scattered around the run-down facility in Tobolsk, western Siberia. Scars were visible on many of the bodies of the babies, showing where surgical procedures had been carried out, some as recently as three years ago, according to the Siberian Times. The horrifying and macabre discovery was made by medical student Georgy Grigorchuk from Tobolsk, who had been walking in a park frequented...

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Can boiling and freezing occur at the same time?

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Can boiling and freezing occur at the same time?

YouTuber Geogia Blainey explains: Yes, boiling and freezing can occur at the same time! We think of freezing and boiling as opposites, things that happen at very different temperatures. However, under conditions of low air pressure the two can occur together. Substances can only be liquid in the presence of a gas to apply vapor pressure. If there is no pressure, or too little pressure, a substance will go straight from solid to gaseous phase as it warms. If you do this in an enclosed space the gas produced will build up, creating pressure as it does so, until a...

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