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The Excruciating, Impossible Science of Airport Delays

Friday morning began with delays at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. That’s not unusual—New York’s airports are famously balky. But this time, the cause wasn’t something prosaic, like a blizzard. It was staffing. Because of the federal government shutdown, the airport didn’t have enough Transportation Security Administration agents and air traffic ...

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It’s Not an Impossible Fish Tank, It’s Just Physics

[embedded content] If you like fish tanks, you might like this neat trick that creates space for the fish to swim above the water level. Beyond being pretty cool, it provides a chance to examine to interesting physics concepts. How Can You Have Water Above the Water Level? The space I’m ...

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