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Can you hit a baseball coming at you with the speed of light (without destroyiong yourself)? | Relativistic Baseball: What If?

Can you hit a baseball coming at you with the speed of light (without destroyiong yourself)? | Relativistic Baseball: What If? | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it

No. Apparently everything will blow up (oops, spoiler!). The "What if?" site is by Randall Munroe (who's behind http://xkcd.com/, which is extremely popular). Randall used to work for NASA and has a physics degree. His comic caught much attention and I always see xkcd comics being posted by some friends of mine from time to time (some pretty awesome physics jokes too!). Anyways, in this specific "What if?" Randall covers the hypoethetical scenario (or is it??) of what happens to the batter and the pitcher if the ball suddenly starts to travel at the speed of light. This is fun, especially since I am playing softball these days and cannot help but keep reading.

 

An intro to this "What if?" question can be found on this Discover Magazine coverage: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2012/07/12/one-relativistic-pitch-would-liven-up-a-baseball-game-and-destroy-it/


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Chameleon Magnets: Ability to Switch Magnets ... - Innovation Toronto

Chameleon Magnets: Ability to Switch Magnets ... - Innovation Toronto | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it
These are the questions that University at Buffalo researcher Igor Zutic, a theoretical physicist, has been exploring over many years. He is one of many scientists ... Learn about innovation and invention from around the world ...
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Mars rover Curiosity lands, NASA holds press conference: 'The surface mission ... - Washington Post (blog)

Mars rover Curiosity lands, NASA holds press conference: 'The surface mission ... - Washington Post (blog) | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukMars rover Curiosity lands, NASA holds press conference: 'The surface mission ...Washington Post (blog)And tonight's success reminds us that our preeminence — not just in space, but here on Earth — depends on continuing to invest...
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Trapped Birds – Physics based puzzle game will leave you wanting ...

Trapped Birds – Physics based puzzle game will leave you wanting ... | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it
Trapped Birds is a fun and addictive game that utilizes the FARSEER Physics engine to produce a realistic physics based environment. The premise of this game could not be simpler. trapped Birds. A mother bird has been ...
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Physicists gain new insights into the remote control of quantum systems - Phys.Org

Physicists gain new insights into the remote control of quantum systems - Phys.Org | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it
Eureka! Science NewsPhysicists gain new insights into the remote control of quantum systemsPhys.OrgAn international collaboration led by physicists of the University of Vienna shines new light on the question of the resources required for achieving...
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Olympic Physics: Air Density and Bob Beamon's Crazy-Awesome Long Jump - Wired News

Olympic Physics: Air Density and Bob Beamon's Crazy-Awesome Long Jump - Wired News | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it
Wired NewsOlympic Physics: Air Density and Bob Beamon's Crazy-Awesome Long JumpWired NewsEven now, there are those who claim that the long-jump record of 8.9 meters that Bob Beamon set in 1968 was so crazy awesome because he accomplished it in...
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New accelerator helps scientists understand workings of the universe - R & D Magazine

New accelerator helps scientists understand workings of the universe - R & D Magazine | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it
R & D MagazineNew accelerator helps scientists understand workings of the universeR & D MagazineUniversity of Notre Dame physics professor Michael Wiescher is interested in the origin of the elements in the chemical evolution of the universe, and a...
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Educating the Next Steve Jobs

Educating the Next Steve Jobs | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it
How can schools teach students to be more innovative? Offer hands-on classes and don't penalize failure. Tony Wagner on preparing students for the 21st-century economy.
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Olympic Physics: How Pole Vaulters Go Over the Top - Wired News

Olympic Physics: How Pole Vaulters Go Over the Top - Wired News | Chemistry & Physics Resources | Scoop.it
Wired NewsOlympic Physics: How Pole Vaulters Go Over the TopWired NewsIn case you don't recall your high school physics, the work-energy principle essentially says the work done on a system is equal to the change in energy for that system.
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Water Powered Car Invention by Sajid Nazar from Muzaffarabad

http://www.mqm.org http://www.allabotumqm.org Water Powered Car Invention By Sajid Nazar From Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir Pakistan: MQM Leader and Minister fo...
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