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Veritasium – Why Gravity is NOT a Force

The General Theory of Relativity tells us gravity is not a force, gravitational fields don’t exist. Objects tend to move on straight paths through curved spacetime.

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How Do Satellites Get & Stay in Orbit?

SciShow Space takes you into Low Earth Orbit to explain how artificial satellites get up there and stay there — at least for a while.

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Felix Baumgartner Space Jump World Record

October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended more than 24 miles above Earth’s surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. Millions across the globe watched as he opened the door of the capsule, stepped off the platform, and … Continue reading

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The ultimate speed = c! Relativistic momentum and energy

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Muons and Einstein video

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Why do moving clocks run slow? (video)

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Muon decay

How can the decay of muons produced in the Earth’s upper atmosphere provide evidence for the Special Theory of Relativity?

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Fermilab: Relativity series with Dr Don Lincoln

What is relativity all about? Relativistic velocity: When 1 + 1 = 1 Why can’t you go faster than light? Relativity: how people get time dilation wrong Relativity’s key concept: Lorentz gamma Einstein’s clocks Twin paradox: the real explanation Length … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Junior Challenge: Some Cool Ways of Looking at the Special Theory of Relativity

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Frame of Essence – The light that will light the way

Are you really standing still? The Michelson-Morley Experiment Time dilation The Cosmic Speed Limit Mass-Energy Equivalence – E=mc²

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