Tag: physics

August 16, 2022 at 12:38 am

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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November 22, 2021 at 5:51 pm

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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October 28, 2021 at 1:57 pm

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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July 20, 2021 at 4:15 pm

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 at 2:43 pm

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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April 21, 2021 at 2:18 pm

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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April 15, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Invisible Rube Goldberg Machine 🤯

Invisible Rube Goldberg Machine 🤯

Scientist Masahiko Sato uses glass, oil, and refraction to create an invisible Rube Goldberg machine

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March 18, 2021 at 4:19 pm

The World’s Heaviest Weight

The World's Heaviest Weight

How do you measure big forces accurately? By calibrating your force transducer on the world’s biggest weight – 1,000,000 pounds of force

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December 28, 2020 at 2:37 pm

Carbon Fiber is 10x Stronger Than Steel, Unless You Do This

Carbon Fiber is 10x Stronger Than Steel, Unless You Do This

If you put carbon fiber under any load other than tension, the strength just disappears

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November 30, 2020 at 2:31 pm

4K: Spinning an Apple Until it Explodes at 28,500 FPS

4K: Spinning an Apple Until it Explodes at 28,500 FPS

Compressed air can be used to levitate rounded objects. Sometimes said rounded objects start spinning so fast that they give up on being round objects.

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