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Throwback Thursday #9

“Welcome to Good Job. Our new show where we look at the well known, and not so well known jobs in the video game industry. Today we’re talking to the guys from Wabi Sabi Sound where they show us some … Continue reading

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Why Do Mirrors Flip Horizontally (But Not Vertically)?

This video by Physics Girl is a great explanation of how mirrors work, and why we think they flip horizontally but not vertically. The answer is that mirrors actually flip images on the Z-axis. It’s really rather fascinating. Onwards!

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Levitating Pumpkins! Halloween Science

“”And the cursed pumpkin rose up from the earth, carried to the sky by the spirits of All Hallows’ Eve.” Or in other words, Andy put a superconductor in a pumpkin and levitated it on a magnetic track.” (YouTube) A … Continue reading

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CERN And The Rise Of The Standard Model

“Curiosity is as old as humankind, and it is CERN’s raison d’être. When the Laboratory was founded, the structure of matter was a mystery. Today, we know that all visible matter in the Universe is composed of a remarkably small … Continue reading

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The Physics Of Doing An Ollie On A Skateboard

Doing an ollie on a skateboard is hard. Sure, people who can do it make it look easy, but for those who can’t do it, it seems like magic. But it’s not magic. It’s physics. Over at Wired, they have … Continue reading

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Sean Carroll – The Meaning Of Life

“The world keeps happening in accordance with its rules; it’s up to us to make sense of it and give it value. Sean Carroll” (Vimeo) An interesting and enlightening talk by Sean Carroll about the meaning of life, religion, and science, … Continue reading

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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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