Neatorama Posts Tagged "physics"
A Fire Pole to the Moon...

Randall Munroe received a question from a 5-year-old and tackled it in excruciating detail on his site What If?My son (5y) asked me today: If there were a kind of a fireman's pole from the Moon down to the Earth, how lon...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/23/A-Fire-Pole-to-the-Moon/
What is The True Nature of Reality?...

In the past 24 hours, we've featured two comics th...  ...youtu.be/Da-2h2B4faU] (YouTube link)Yeah, quantum physics and string theory are scary words to hear, but th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/01/What-is-The-True-Nature-of-Reality/
The First Nuclear Chain Reaction...

The world's first nuclear chain reaction took place 75 years ago today. On December 2, 1942, physicists Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard led the team that conducted the experiment at the University of Chicago as part of the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/02/The-First-Nuclear-Chain-Reaction/
Making Liquid Out of Sand and Air...

Mark Rober (previously at Neatorama) builds a contraption in his backyard to play with sand. It's more than a sandbox- it's a hot tub full of sand, which can be made liquid with the injection of air. But you better keep...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/29/Making-Liquid-Out-of-Sand-and-Air/
Inflating a Paper Balloon...

Have you ever seen a paper balloon? The Japanese toy called kamifusen has been around for over 100 years. Japanese mathematician Tadashi Tokieda blows one up, but that's not the only way you can make your kamifusen round...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/Inflating-a-Paper-Balloon/
The Secret History of the Cat Who Authored a Physics Paper

Of course cats are into physics experiments. In 1975, Jack Hetherington wrote a physics paper called Two-, Three-, and Four-Atom Exchange...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/10/The-Secret-History-of-the-Cat-Who-Authored-a-Physics-Paper/
The Dzhanibekov Effect...

In this video from space, we see what happens to a spinning handle in low gravity. The gyroscopic force is strong with this one. What we are seeing is the Dzhanibekov effect, also called the Tennis Racket theorem.[https:...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/22/The-Dzhanibekov-Effect/
The Physics of the Ghostbusters Twinkie

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzaQjS1JstY](Video Link)In Ghostbusters, Dr. Egon Spengler tries to explain the level of paranormal danger that New York City faces. He uses a Twinkie as an anology:Let's say this Twinkie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/17/The-Physics-of-the-Ghostbusters-Twinkie/
The Universe in 4 Minutes...

The explanation of the universe starts with the ve...  ...o thinks of rhyming ebola virus with Miley Cyrus? Physics

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/23/The-Universe-in-4-Minutes/
The Assassin's Teapot: How Does This Thing Work?...

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkrgUT70Mbo](Vide...  ...0Mbo](Video Link)I'm struggling to figure out the physics here.This novel teapot of Chinese orgin has two c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/02/17/The-Assassins-Teapot-How-Does-This-Thing-Work/




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