Posted: Fri 17 May 2013
My latest article on Quick and Dirty Tips:
I have a confession to make: I’m a physics degree dropout.
Before I entered the realm of biology and computational genetics, I was, for a single semester, a physics major. You see, I really love Star Trek, and I was pretty sure that I would be well on my way to inventing the first warp drive. Unfortunately, all we seemed to talk about in physics were things that rolled down ramps. No warp drive, no disrupters, not even a lightsaber; just one thing after another rolling down ramps. But today, I’ve decided to bring my scientific learning full circle and talk about the next simple machine on our list: the inclined plane.