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But Not Simpler

‘Scuse Me While I Pour a Drink Towards the Sky


You fight with inertia all the time, and it usually wins. Sometimes it spills coffee into your lap while you take your car around a turn. Sometimes it throws you against a wall, for your own enjoyment, at a carnival. And sometimes the fight with inertia lets you defy gravity and take truly “hang ten”-worthy [...]

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The Scicurious Brain

IgNobels, 2013: The Safety Engineering Prize!

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Today we continue our coverage of the 2013 IgNobel Prizes with the Safety Engineering Prize! Sadly, the author of the patent for this prize has since passed on. But it doesn’t make the prize itself any less deserved. US Patent #3811643, Gustano A. Pizzo, “anti hijacking system for aircraft”, May 21, 1972. So…what is it? [...]

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