Nuclear Test… Noticed

Listen to this article: While researching the Cold War for the latest episode of Rarities, a question came to mind… With nuclear weapons being so cataclysmic, were early tests noticed by civilians? The answer is not only yes, but also that the radiation was measured and recorded by some. Such was the case with the […]

Skipping Stones, Bombs, and Spacecraft

The physics of skipping stones across water has been studied by many. One engineer in particular wrote a book on the subject:┬áThe Secrets of Stone Skipping. For nearly three decades, Jerdone Coleman studied stone skipping in a huge variety of conditions, even working with MIT’s Strobe Project Lab to photograph the stones in motion.