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Ideas for interactive physics activity for kids?

I'm looking for interactive activities that will help to teach physics for a bright 10-year old. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on May 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Tips for auditioning a real estate buyer's broker

My wife and I will be sitting down with a real estate buyer's broker over the weekend as we start our home search. The broker would like to represent us exclusively, which I'm not necessarily averse to, but I'd like your recommendations for how to chose a broker to help us be certain she would be the right fit before wasting our time. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Looking for experiences with Boston’s western suburbs

My wife and I are planning a move to Boston’s western ‘burbs in the next couple of years (think Newton, Wellesley, Needham, etc.). We are looking for a community connected to downtown Boston via some form of public transportation, and with good schools. We do not need an interesting town center, and are happy to walk a mile or so to get to public transport (provided that there is a sidewalk). Since this is surely going to be a backbreakingly expensive purchase, I need the advice and anecdotes of random strangers on the internet to help us focus our search. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 21, 2014 - 19 answers

History of the science of planetary motion for kids

I'm looking for a short book or series of books for my 7.5 year old son describing the history of the search to explain planetary motion. [more inside]
posted by alms on Aug 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Mortgage broker in Newton MA

Please recommend a good mortgage broker for refinancing in the Newton/Brookline MA area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Psychiatrist in Boston area

Please recommend a psychiatrist (or psychopharmacologist) in the Brookline or Newton, MA area. Preferred: male, specializing in anxiety and panic disorder.
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Can we fire the Halo MAC cannon?

Can the Mass Accelerated Cannon on the UNSC Pillar of Autumn actually be fired? [more inside]
posted by Catarax on May 9, 2011 - 17 answers

411 on the 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02467, 02468, and 02495

Newton, MA: What not to miss? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Mar 19, 2010 - 20 answers

What organizations should I join in the Boston Metro area to improve my networking?

What organizations should I join in the Boston Metro area to improve my networking? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Nov 4, 2009 - 7 answers

How was it proved that mass exerts the gravitic forces?

How was it proved that gravitation was a function of mass? [more inside]
posted by Lorc on Jul 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Where's the beef?

Where can I get a great roast beef sandwich in Boston? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Apr 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Physics, Car Wrecks, and Newton's Laws

I am interested in the physics of motor vehicle accidents. The most basic question I have is which of Newton's laws, if I am understanding them properly, is at work in the following situations: 1) You're driving in a straight line and suddenly you jerk the wheel in one direction. This makes the car start to roll. 2) You're driving and you fall asleep at the wheel, so the car drifts to one side. You wake up suddenly, jerk the wheel in the opposite direction, and the car starts to roll. 3) You round a sharp curve too fast and roll the car. If anybody would like to give detailed explanations of the physics of each of these situations, hopefully without calculus, that would be great, as well. thanks!
posted by soulbarn on Mar 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Reading a Newton formatted card with Windows?

I have a 4mb Newton flash storage card, a PC with a pcmcia slot and a Mac. Is there any way to retrieve the data from the card onto aforementioned Mac? [more inside]
posted by derbs on Aug 25, 2005 - 5 answers

Who advised people to simply hold important questions in their minds?

I was talking with a friend who informed me that he had read advice from an important person (as distinct from celebrity) to simply hold a pressing question in your mind and go about your life (though the answer might be years in coming, depending on its depth). Who was this? My friend thought it might be Isaac Newton. Can anyone provide me with a URL to a source? BTW, googling "hold a question in your mind" returns tons of hits on bibliomancy, etc., which is not what I'm after, however mystical the advice I'm describing sounds.
posted by rwhe on Jun 4, 2005 - 11 answers

death comes in threes, science works in twos...?

When reading a book about Newton V's Leibniz recently, it occurred to me that great advances in Science often seem to occur in tandem, ie two unrelated persons or groups often arrive at a breakthrough at roughly the same time. Is this true? Can anyone think of some other examples? Can anyone explain why this may be the case?
posted by kev23f on Nov 19, 2004 - 21 answers

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