Posts tagged ‘physics’

August 21, 2019

Unidentified rolling objects

by allthoughtswork

He’s either brilliant or just needs to get laid, probably both.

August 20, 2019

Way more fun than a can crusher

by allthoughtswork

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May 20, 2019

Earth vs. International Space Station

by allthoughtswork

A Candle Burning On Earth Compared To A Candle Burning In Microgravity On The International Space Station


August 27, 2018

Swirl and Sip

by duncanr

They use several metrics to show
The circular motion and flow
Of wine as it swirls,
As it whirls and it twirls,
Although why, I am too drunk to know.

personally, I can’t be arsed to swirl wine in a glass before taking a little sip of it – I drink wine like I do beer, big gulping mouthfuls of it from a tall glass, or mug, [or mouth to bottle on occasion]

but for those wine drinkers less uncouth than me, here’s the science behind the idea that swirling wine in a glass enhances the drinking experience –

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October 5, 2013

The physics of sperm vs. the physics of sperm whales

by duncanr

TED talk by Aatish Bhatia explaining the physics  behind the way sperm and sperm whales swim Рsomething about a Reynolds Number, apparently

October 8, 2012

Real World Telekinesis

by duncanr
October 1, 2012

Who Turned the Lights Out?

by duncanr

Why does the sky look dark at night ?

July 5, 2012

Higgs Boson Particle Explained Simply

by duncanr

Unless you’re american and spent yesterday celebrating ‘Independence Day’, it would have been hard to miss the announcement that scientist in Europe have discovered a new particle which could well be the so-called Higgs Boson aka GOD particle

Why all the excitement?

Well, this BBC vid tries to make it clear to dunderheids like me

Click Here –