Tag: physics

Sep 18, 2022

Why Roller Coaster Loops Aren’t Actually Circular Anymore

Why Roller Coaster Loops Aren't Actually Circular Anymore

Looping roller coasters invented in the 1840s were actually quite dangerous.

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Sep 17, 2022

Why Does Smoke Follow You Around a Fire?

Why Does Smoke Follow You Around a Fire?

You’re not imagining it, smoke does follow you around a bonfire.

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Sep 16, 2022

What is the Rarest Color in Nature?

What is the Rarest Color in Nature?

Discover how physics and evolution create the colors we see in nature and which hues are rarest.

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Aug 29, 2022

These Burning Matchsticks Look Like They’re Kissing After They’re Lit

These Burning Matchsticks Look Like They’re Kissing After They’re Lit

Send this to somebody you love.

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Aug 16, 2022

Here’s How Quantum Mechanics Help Birds Find Their Way Around Our World

Here's How Quantum Mechanics Help Birds Find Their Way Around Our World

Science has revealed a surprisingly complex answer!

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Nov 22, 2021

Building Lego Vehicles To Cross Progressively Longer Gaps

Building Lego Vehicles To Cross Progressively Longer Gaps

Testing a Lego car against longer and longer gaps that it needs to drive over

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Oct 28, 2021

Veritasium Rents a Helicopter to Settle a Physics Debate

Veritasium Rents a Helicopter to Settle a Physics Debate

The story of a controversial physics question on the qualifying exam for the 2014 US Physics Olympiad team

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Jul 20, 2021

The Weird Way a Stretched Out Slinky Drops to the Ground

The Weird Way a Stretched Out Slinky Drops to the Ground

I was not expecting that

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May 25, 2021

This Pipe Transfers Heat 100x Faster than Copper and Can Cut Through Ice with Just the Heat of Your Hand

This Pipe Transfers Heat 100x Faster than Copper and Can Cut Through Ice with Just the Heat of Your Hand

The world’s fastest heat conductor is amazing

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Apr 21, 2021

Remembering the 1968 Olympics When One Man Defied Convention and Changed a Sport Forever

Remembering the 1968 Olympics When One Man Defied Convention and Changed a Sport Forever

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, high jumper Dick Fosbury shocked the world

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