Science is just plain cool. Check out the Ruben’s Tube (a surefire favorite if you are into flame and music) and the Non-Newtonian Fluid (if you are worried about burning down the garage).
We all know the story of Benjamin Franklin flying a kite in an electrical storm. I always thought that it was kind of fanciful, along the same lines as the myth about George Washington cutting down a cherry tree. Guess what: I was wrong. Franklin not only flew the kite in a storm, he held […]
Welcome to today’s world. Physics isn’t just about the things thar normal human beings can understand but you can watch YouTube to catch up on the latest. My hat’s off to Geeks Are Sexy for finding and collecting these two videos, one educational and the other fun and educational. Enjoy. Is your head hurting? Well […]
You’ve got to see this to believe it. And even then, you might not believe it. glumbert.com – High Power Job I was dubious until another member of a forum where this video appeared wrote, My neighbor works for Santee Electric in the transmission line area and he does this. He is 60 year old […]
What happens when lightening strikes an airplane? According to Edward J Rupke, senior engineer at Lighting Technologies, Inc., not much. (Image courtesy of Edward J. Rupke and borrowed from Scientific American.com.) Although passengers and crew may see a flash and hear a loud noise if lightning strikes their plane, nothing serious should happen because of […]
Nature.com reports, in Geometric whirlpools revealed – Recipe for making symmetrical holes in water is easy, that it is surprisingly easy to make “holes” in a bucket of water that have all kinds of interesting shapes. The researchers found that once the plate was spinning so fast that the water span out to the sides, […]
Exciting, Breaking News, from the Weizmann Institute. Scientists have finally figured out how a material cracks: Physicists attempting to find a formula for the dynamics of cracking, to allow them to predict how a crack will advance in a given material, have faced a serious obstacle. The difficulty lies in pinning down, objectively, the fundamental […]