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Tag: Physics

Watch a Bucket of Mercury Flushed Down a Toilet

Watch a Bucket of Mercury Flushed Down a Toilet
I know what your first reaction is going to be, so let me get this out of the way. The toilet is not flushing mercury into the sewer system. This is a closed system. Now then,…

The Science of Breaking a Bottle With Your Bare Hands

The Science of Breaking a Bottle With Your Bare Hands
Breaking a bottle with your bare hands isn’t a remotely good idea. Even if you have experience breaking bottles with a punch, you could seriously hurt yourself, and even permanently damage your hand. However, it turns…
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Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years

Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years
When it comes to accuracy in telling time, the atomic clock is at the top of the heap. In fact, an atomic clock is used right now to set the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is…

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty
When I was growing up, the only putty-like plaything I had was good old Silly Putty. I always loved messing around with it until it started to turn a sort of weird grey color after picking…

Google Street View Lets You Visit CERN without Colliding with Anyone

Google Street View Lets You Visit CERN without Colliding with Anyone
The European Organization for Nuclear Research aka CERN reached the attention of the masses when they finished the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. Physicists and other scientists all over…

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Punch-Out!!: This Would Probably be the World’s Hardest Game

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Punch-Out!!: This Would Probably be the World’s Hardest Game
Pauline Acalin mashed up the Neil deGrasse Tyson reaction meme with Nintendo’s classic boxing game Punch-Out!! to create this funny print. Can you imagine what physics boxing would be like? Chess boxing would be a walk…

LEGO Stephen Hawking Kit: A Small Replica of Man

LEGO Stephen Hawking Kit: A Small Replica of Man
Here’s something you don’t see every day: a tiny LEGO sculpture of the world famous physicist and author Stephen Hawking, complete with his wheelchair and computer. I bet there’s a Higgs boson in there too, we…

Higgs Boson Watch Puts the God Particle on Your Wrist

Higgs Boson Watch Puts the God Particle on Your Wrist
While you might think you need to be a physicist with a particle accelerator to experience the elusive Higgs Boson particle, you’re right. But if you’d like to pay tribute to the recent accomplishments of the…

Darth Vader Force Gloves: Behold the Power of the Dark Side (of Magnets)

Darth Vader Force Gloves: Behold the Power of the Dark Side (of Magnets)
If only telekinesis were a real thing, we wouldn’t need to resort to such cheap parlor tricks as sticking magnets inside our gloves, but unfortunately we live in the real world, and as far as I…

Balance Seesaw Ensures a Fair Ride for Kids, Big and Small

Balance Seesaw Ensures a Fair Ride for Kids, Big and Small
If you ever went riding on a seesaw when you were a kid, you know how unrewarding the experience could be if the kid on the other side weighed decidedly more or less than you. But…

Star Trek Warp Drive is Plausible!

Star Trek Warp Drive is Plausible!
This is the most awesome bit of science news I’ve heard in a long time. Scientists have determined that a warp drive similar to what the Enterprise used to get around the universe is actually more…

The Higgs Boson Explained via Comics for Us Lesser Geeks

The Higgs Boson Explained via Comics for Us Lesser Geeks
I imagine physicists all over the world must have been titillated by the news that broke out yesterday: scientists at the CERN laboratory have discovered what they think is the Higgs Boson particle. If you want…

Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk

Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk
Albert Einstein was a scientific bad-ass. I think we can all agree on that. Einstein gave us theories that explain some of the most unexplainable things about our universe. Scientists still live by many of his…

Bird Man Flies with Homemade Wings?

Bird Man Flies with Homemade Wings?
Jarno Smeets is either one bad-ass geek or a bold-faced liar. This dude appears to have created one of my lifelong dreams using kite fabric and engineering prowess. Smeets has built for himself and one pair…

Watch as Students Unmix Two Dyes in Liquid

Watch as Students Unmix Two Dyes in Liquid
If you liked shows like Mr. Wizard as a kid, you’ll want to check out this neat video, which shows students from the University of Pennsylvania separating two colored fluids that have been mixed together and…

Gundam Learns How to Walk

Gundam Learns How to Walk
I always thought the Gundam already knew how to walk, but apparently the giant mech never really knew how to do it properly. So leave it to some enterprising Japanese geek to come up with a…
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