What should we do tonight?

One of our favorite evenings with friends consists of crashing our good friend and collaborative writer for the website Rachnan’s pad, grilling on her BBQ, and utilizing her entertainment system. We begin the night by putting on any live sports game in the background. Nothing worth watching? Then we’ll shoot for movies just out on DVD. I pull out my handy iPhone and select the Flixter application. A few of our recent favorites? The Hangover and District 9. A few...

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Re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere

In the last couple of days, I have been doing a bit of research on re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Meteorites burn up when they fall into the Earth’s atmosphere, this basically has to do with the sheer size of the meteorite and kinetic energy, you know, because the large meteorite is going incredibly fast. So when a meteorite enters the Earth’s atmosphere, most of the heat is due to the air that the meteorite runs into. In a sense,...

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