The Physics of Bullets Vs. Wonder Woman’s Bracelets

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Spread the loveTweet I must admit to being pretty excited about Wonder Woman. Although I read a lot of comic books when I was younger, I favored Marvel over DC, so…


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The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor

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Spread the loveTweet When I was young, there was no such thing as the World Wide Web or video streaming. If you wanted to watch something, you had to wait…


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Want to Know How Long a Fidget Spinner Spins? Get a Laser and Some Physics

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Spread the loveTweet Fidget spinners are the new Rubik’s Cube. Or maybe the new Tamagotchi. Or … I don’t know. Pick your fad. You see these toys, ostensibly designed to help…


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In Which We Literally Calculate the Power of the Force

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Spread the loveTweet I have a tradition of doing a little analysis on one of my favorite movie franchises to celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You).…


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How a Missing Penny Explains the Conservation of Energy

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Spread the loveTweet Energy is the answer to so many questions. Pull back a spring-powered toy car and rolls forward. Why? Energy. You used your phone all day and it…


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Let’s Do the Shocking Physics of Why Power Lines Sag

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Spread the loveTweet You might look at an overhead power line and see an engineering problem. After all, those transmission towers are impressively huge. But if you’ve ever seen those…


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A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years

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Spread the loveTweet Some updates on current volcanic activity worldwide: On April 13, Poás in Costa Rica had its largest explosive eruption in years. The explosion was mainly driven by…


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The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart

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Spread the loveTweet One of the many awesome things about physics is you can study it anywhere. I’ll prove it with a fun problem that involves a cart and a ball.…


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