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Nov
6th
2019

Conservation of Momentum · 8:22pm Nov 6th, 2019

Nice article debunking the 'Helical Drive' - an idea for spacecraft propulsion without propellant that has been propelled a bit more than it deserves to be on social media.

Near-infinite specific thrust from drive that ignores physics

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Report Pineta · 268 views · #physics
Oct
5th
2019

Signal Boost: Make Money By Writing About Science And Ponies! · 9:37pm Oct 5th, 2019

Sep
5th
2021

September · 8:20pm September 5th

Just to flag two non-pony things I am doing this month:

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Feb
8th
2020

Ponies, Panels, and Particle Physics · 2:53pm Feb 8th, 2020

Two bits of news:

I will be joining a panel on "Physical Laws of a Novel Dimension" organised by Needling Haystacks at HarmonyCon today. (Just by video link.) If anyone is in Dallas, come along at 11am.

The first particle physics themed story I have commissioned will be published soon. Stay tuned.

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Report Pineta · 257 views · #particle physics
Jul
2nd
2021

Matter · 7:41pm July 2nd

matter
[ˈmadər]

NOUN

  1. physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy.
    "the structure and properties of matter"
    synonyms:

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Report Comes Alive · 74 views · #Matter #physics
Aug
1st
2016

Game Physics · 12:59am Aug 1st, 2016

Besides being a writer I am also like to teach Physics.

Report Gear Spring · 115 views · #Pokemon #Physics
Mar
25th
2017

Is Equestrian Magic Physicsless? · 2:33am Mar 25th, 2017

I am going to attempt to find out how the laws of physics apply to Equestrian magic (as the title implies). This is my analysis based on a purely scientific standpoint and what is specifically shown in MLP (or rather, the images I found).

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Report The Atlantean · 264 views · #magic #physics
Nov
9th
2013

“The Physics of My Little Pony” - ? · 9:27pm Nov 9th, 2013

Eighteen years ago, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss wrote, The Physics of Star Trek, an explanation, of sorts, of the speculative science behind warp drives, inertial dampers and matter transfer beams; as often as not explaining why such things just wouldn't work. The book was an unexpected best-seller, which surprised the world of popular science writing. No one expected such a nerdy title to have such wide appeal. But turned out plenty of readers wanted to know about the workings

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Jun
24th
2017

Pegasus Lightning Strikes: How to Design a Pony to Withstand Extreme Electricity · 10:01pm Jun 24th, 2017

My day job at the moment involves running computer models of electrical pulses through the readout of a CERN particle detector, testing whether all the megabits produced every second in the layers of silicon will be successfully routed to the data servers without bouncing off circuit board connections, or getting lost along over-etched copper tracks.

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Aug
23rd
2019

Weather, Cutie Marks, and the Everfree Forest - in an Equestria with a Source of Magic · 8:34pm Aug 23rd, 2019

Previously, I have discussed one particular way of merging the idea of a "rational" universe, with Equestria's magic being present. There, I proposed the existence of a construct I have named the Source of Magic - an abstract construct big and powerful enough to be capable of performing feats considered "magical" while doing them only by the means available to everyone through the general laws of

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Oct
17th
2016

Pegasi versus Pterosaurs · 8:49pm Oct 17th, 2016

Aug
20th
2016

Horse Power · 12:53pm Aug 20th, 2016

From my perspective, Cart Before the Ponies gets the highest mark of any episode for grabbing the viewer’s attention during the opening.


...because today we're going to learn about physics!

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Feb
3rd
2016

Theoretical Physics is Fan Fiction · 7:01pm Feb 3rd, 2016

Here is an interesting perspective by physics PhD Francesca Day: Writing Fan Fiction for the Universe.

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Nov
4th
2015

Reflection · 6:46pm Nov 4th, 2015

Pinkie Pie glared at her reflection in the looking glass. Her reflection returned the gesture.

“There something very funny about this mirror Twilight!”

Twilight looked over at her friend and cast a quick spell on the glass to check for any magical properties.

“It’s just an ordinary mirror Pinkie. It’s not a magical portal or anything. There’s nothing strange about it.”

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May
24th
2018

Took me long enough - Physics Video · 6:11pm May 24th, 2018

Was suppose to be out after I got back from Whinnycity instead the day I'm packing for Crystal Fair here it is, I finally got the physics video done. Check it out if you got a second; in the mean time I'll keep working on Dead Tree edits and have you a chapter 19 hopefully by Monday or who knows I might publish while I'm at Crystal Fair.

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Sep
22nd
2021

COLLIDE! Livestream · 9:36pm September 22nd

It's less than two days until we get to see the New Generation. But there is something else exciting before that. Tomorrow I am hosting a livestream: COLLIDE! Why particle physics at Oxford matters. Here's a video invitation:

And the livestream link:

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Feb
6th
2016

Big Sparking Science Toys · 11:06pm Feb 6th, 2016

Just occasionally something happens which makes me think I love my job! Sadly it has not happened very often of late, but yesterday was a good day. This story began some months ago when I received a forwarded email asking if we could find a home for an orphaned spark chamber from the science museum.

My response was: What!? A spark chamber! From The Science Museum! Yesyesyesyesyesyesyes!

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Aug
1st
2014

How to raise a moon (or launch a satellite) · 8:30pm Aug 1st, 2014

I've just submitted a new short science-themed story. Please take a look at: Twilight's Sputnik.

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Report Pineta · 385 views · #science #physics #ISS #eurostar
May
12th
2019

On the subject of magic in a rational universe · 7:18pm May 12th, 2019

So, I've been reading a lot, and this has been bugging me, quite a bit actually.

How could the concept of "magic" be explained in a universe that is rational? For example, our universe.


Note: for the rest of this posting, unless noted otherwise, the word "magic" will refer to the concept - and observed effects - of effecting control over matter and energy, as seen on the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".

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Aug
23rd
2021

Story plug: Twilight Loses Her Innocence (Anything to Save the World) · 7:09pm August 23rd

A recent story by Mockingbirb, Twilight Loses Her Innocence (Anything to Save the World), is a fun 2,569 words. It's mostly light humor, but also a difficult ethical dilemma. Much of the humor comes from the fact that Twilight is the only one who can save the world, and only Twilight (and the Twilights among us) would

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