Tagged: physics

The Universe (by Tim and Eric)

The Universe, Sister Stars, Dark and Massive, The Big Bang, The Little Dipster, The Universe in a Tube, Tittleman’s Crest, Undiscovered Worlds, The Universe as a Hot Dog Bun, etc…

Neil deGrasse Tyson on spicy wings

Star Talk host, Hayden Planetarium director, and astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil deGrasse Tyson has a brilliant knack for breaking down big scientific ideas to the masses. But can he keep his facts straight while battling...

Eulers disc

A spinning/rolling disk ultimately comes to rest, and it does so quite abruptly, the final stage of motion being accompanied by a whirring sound of rapidly increasing frequency. As the disk rolls, the point...

Quantum mechanics explained

In day to day life, we intuitively understand how the world works.  Drop a glass and it will smash to the floor.  Push a wagon and it will roll along.  Walk to a wall...

The world’s blackest material

What you’re looking at is a physical object that’s been sprayed with Vantablack – the blackest material known to science. r with Vantablack was invented by British researchers back in 2014, and soon after,...

NASA releases free software catalog

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright...

Impact of extraterrestrial contact

Scientific literature and science fiction put forward various models of the ways in which extraterrestrial and human civilizations might interact. Their predictions range widely, from sophisticated civilizations that could advance human civilization in many...