In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Benedetti was an important forerunner of Galileo, worked on the free fall of bodies and proposed a theory almost identical to that which Galileo published in De motu in 1590.
- In all conditions except that of free fall, a live body can be distinguished from an inert structure by the relative disposition of the body parts, its ‘posture’.
- Finally, mathematical concepts and procedures quite different from those of medieval natural philosophers were adopted by Galileo in reaching his basic law of free fall of heavy bodies.
- One of the most important factors in the snake's midair shift from free fall to glide is a dramatic increase in the width of the animal's body.
- One was given the impression of a man in free fall descending like a fallen angel into the unforgiving landscape below.
- It was an odd sensation, feeling as though one were sitting still, though simultaneously moving at some unguessable speed that could have been a snail's pace or free fall in a void.
- That includes parachuting - both static line and free fall, scuba diving, land navigation, vehicle and boat.
- Most people at that time believed that the speed of a body in free fall was proportional to the distance it had fallen.
- Even with his results on free fall he was much more interested in proving geometrical theorems than in their relation to the real world.
- Each of the stones whose trajectory Newton illustrated was in free fall toward Earth.
- How long the actual jump lasts: About one minute in free fall and another five minutes in the parachute.
- And so is the possibility that profit margins will disappear if, say, a company's customers plan to pay in euros, whose value has dropped faster than an elevator in free fall.
- He deployed the parachute straight away, jolting him out of free fall.
- The contents of the plane are effectively in free-fall, creating weightlessness for all those on-board… and nausea!
- They are also provided training in military free fall parachuting, forward air control techniques, air traffic control, and other pathfinder related skills.
- Some experienced foreign jumpers displayed hand-in-hand group jumping, wingsuit jumping and somersaults during free fall; all the risky stunts thrilled the audience.
- I can't think of any other film which understands that outside a gravity well, all objects are in free fall.
- In free fall everything is falling at the same rate and is in a weightless state, so the air is of equal density everywhere on board the spacecraft.
- For instance, the law of free fall is affirmed to hold only for motion in a vacuum, and Boyle's Law is affirmed to hold only for changes at constant temperature.
- The total energy output, or luminosity indicated by the spectrum, however, was too bright to be powered by gravity and the free fall of matter alone.
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- But the distress caused by my dull outfit was short-lived as I grew confident that my appearance would not be my main concern when I was free-falling at 180 miles per hour.
- But some of the scenes - like one of an astronaut free-falling from the space station - really brought home the peril of the job.
- I free-fell for about four seconds, then reached back, grabbed my pilot chute and tossed it out.
- Within a week a dozen scientific teams will be aboard it as it thrusts skyward, then free-falls - and in so doing briefly cancels out the effect of gravity.
- In 1997, five skydivers on a tourist flight from Auckland jumped from a plane, hoping to free-fall to Antarctica.
- Today's generation is picking up on snow boarding, sand surfing, mountain biking, para-gliding, free-falling, base jumping and even the somewhat bizarre extreme ironing.
- After free-falling for more than four and a half minutes, he felt himself slowed by the friction of a gradually thickening atmosphere.
- And it is said some sportsmen, to show their skill in free-falling, open their parachutes as late as possible.
- It has been shown that a 100-micron droplet requires a little over 5 seconds to free-fall 5 feet if no evaporation occurs.
- Sage, unlike Ash, did not enjoy free-falling in the least.
- With the bar held tight to my chest, I free-fell for what seemed to be an eternity, then tension in my hang strap slowly returned and the glider leveled out.
- The next second, she was seemingly free-falling through the gray sky, clenching her teeth to avoid screaming as she descended at high speed.
- In the case of the free-falling body, the two kinds of energy we are concerned with are kinetic energy and potential energy.
- Guests shoot from 0-128 mph in 3.5 seconds along a horizontal track, then 456 ft up a vertical rail, before free-falling towards ground through a 270-degree corkscrew.
- On his 94th birthday, he leapt out of an airplane strapped to a skydiving instructor and free-fell for a mile.
- Boulders slid and rolled down the slope, and eventually free-fell onto the talus slopes below.
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