Posts by johnhadden
Microgravity badminton? You bet!
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station take some time out to play a little badminton in microgravity. Looks like fun!Read More
Gravitational Wave Astronomers Hit Mother Lode – Scientific American
Big news in Gravitational Wave science was made yesterday when scientists announced that they had successfully observed the gravitational waves caused by two colliding neutron stars. What makes this particular event more notable—indeed historic—is that were able to make a multitude of other observations stemming from the collision, including the formation of heavy elements like…Read More
Scientists who discovered gravitational waves awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
Rainer Weiss of MIT, along with Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of Caltech, have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of gravitational waves. All three were founders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, which detected gravitational waves for the first time in 2015. This article in Live Science discusses…Read More
Physical Therapy & Gravity: Interview with Janet Carscadden DPT
We are subject to the forces of gravity from the very moment we are conceived. In the womb, the body works, grows, and begins to thrive in harmony with gravity. Our cells, muscles, and bones find proper alignment in response to gravity’s influence. This effect is something we share irrespective of our religion, socio-economic status,…Read More
Indoor Skydiving acrobatics!
You may not be aware of this new sport, but it’s pretty amazing. Freestyle indoor skydiving (in vertical wind tunnels) is now a thing, and 16 year old Maja Kuczynska from Poland turned in a beautiful performance at the 2017 Wind Games. Click the link below to watch the video. Freestyle at The Wind Games 2017Read More
Fish don’t do well in space…
This article on the Smithsonian website points out that microgravity aboard the International Space Station affects fish very quickly, and not in a good way. Read More…Read More
Falling with style
I wish I knew who this guy was—it’s not posted on the imgur post. But it’s a pretty spectacular display of slack line mastery! View post on imgur.comRead More
First test of rival to Einstein’s gravity kills off dark matter
A controversial approach to gravity that challenges Albert Einstein and suggests dark matter doesn’t exist has passed its first test. Read more here!Read More
What is gravity really?
Gravity is complicated stuff. Here’s a brief albeit somewhat complicated explanation that might shed light. What is Gravity Really?Read More
Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains how gravity affects time
Astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the effect of gravity on time. Fascinating stuff!Read More