Tag Archives: physics

Balance

This is a wonderful little video about Balance. The two kids perform a series of balancing acts with different objects, in the process demonstrating the power of physics. I like the water tension card dice balance trick. After the break … Continue reading

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A Capella Science – Bohemian Gravity

A Capella Science – Bohemian Gravity. Following on from the brilliant Rolling in the Higgs, Tim Blais has created another wonderful parody, this time of Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody. In it, he tries to explain what string theory is. It’s… complicated. … Continue reading

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13 Science Myths You Probably Believe

There are some scientific claims that you really should be more sceptical about. BuzzFeed has collected together 13 of these myths, with a short explanation (often with links) as to why these myths are, well, myths. The dozen plus one … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Made From Science

Everyone loves apple pies, especially Carl Sagan. Ok, that may not be true, but I love them (at long as they’re gluten free…). But how do you go about making the perfect pie? Over at the New York Times, Amy … Continue reading

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The Physics Behind The Bead Chain Experiment

A few days ago I showed the amazing bead chain experiment in slow motion. The original is above. Today, I point you towards the physics behind it! Over at Empirical Zeal, they offer an indepth analysis of what is actually … Continue reading

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Water Spirals

What do you think of when you see this video: Magic?  Witchcraft?  Trickery? Science?  If you answered 1 or 2, I’m sorry, that’s the wrong answer. If you answered 4, with a little bit of 3 thrown in there, huzzah, … Continue reading

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Weekly Ramblings – Black Death Albums Ninja Universe

A random Weekly Ramblings this week, full of old (though interesting) news that I never got round to posting about at the time. First up, ninjas! Sort of. Over at Wired Science Blogs, they have the an article on the … Continue reading

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Wonders Of Life

A trailer for the new BBC series Wonders of Life, where Professor Brian Cox examines the story of life through physics. Eric Idle (of Monty Python fame) wrote the lyrics to the song, to the tune of his very own Galaxy … Continue reading

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Decay

“Decay is a 75 minute zombie movie shot and set at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, by physics PhD students.” (Vimeo) A short review of the film can be found over at New Scientist. I agree on the excellent music, … Continue reading

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It Is Not Acceptable To Promote Bad Science

“Professor Brian Cox criticises policy and journalism that ignores scientific facts and findings. He also talks about the importance of funding in physics with increased demand for the subject at university level.” (YouTube) A great speech, with some very important … Continue reading

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