Scientists throw a curve at knuckleball explanation

Knuckleballs baffle baseball players with their unpredictable swerves. A new study suggests a possible cause of the pitch’s erratic flight — sudden changes in the drag force on a ball, due to a phenomenon called a drag crisis. The result is at odds …
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With the rapid advance of miniaturization, data processing using electric currents faces tough challenges, some of which are insurmountable. Magnetic spin waves are a promising alternative for the transfer of information in even more compact chips …
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It states that hot, moist air spreading north and north-east is expected to produce thunder storms, with some places seeing around 30mm of rainfall in an hour, and more than 50mm in a few hours. The warning says: “Whilst most places will miss the worst …
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NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) –New research shows toxicity levels in urban pigeons are a good proxy for risk of lead poisoning in children. When researchers compared the levels of lead in New York City pigeons with lead exposure measured in local children, the …
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Following is a summary of current science news briefs. SpaceX rocket lifts off on cargo run, then lands at launch site An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Florida early on Monday to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station, then turned …
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Painkillers in the opium family (most notably morphine) may actually make pain last longer, a new study reports. Morphine treatment after a nerve injury doubled the duration of pain in rats and this is highly worrying. It gets even more disturbing when …
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Using data from Nasa’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission, an international team of astronomers has confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds with over 100 exoplanets, some of which may harbour life. Among the findings tallying 197 initial planet …
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This kills off the young in the wild even before they start biting. According to Science News, this biotech method is a twist in the old strategy for controlling insect population, where sterile males were released in great numbers so that females waste …
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Some say they floated above their own body, others have been pulled towards a blinding light or been reunited with a deceased loved one. But far from being a brush with the afterlife, near-death experiences may simply be a trick of the mind. Detailed …
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