Posts Tagged ‘physics’

Paper Airplane Hovering Between Two Fans

I hope this isn’t a fake, I suspect it isn’t. Here’s a paper airplane hovering between two fans. If I had two identical fans handy, I’d totally try this. Edit: Confirmed fake, see comments.

Why Is It Dark At Night?

This was pretty interesting to watch and easy to understand. Space is amazing. Via Alex King

Higgs Boson Found

It’s quite possible (five sigma likely to be exact) that the above image is documentation of perhaps the greatest physics achievement in our lifetime, the observation of Higgs boson. The Daily Mail quite nicely summarized today: The discovery fills in the last gap in the ‘standard model’ of physics – proving Einstein right, and possibly […]

What Happens If You Put Your Hand In The LHC

Ever wonder what would happen if you put your hand or other body part in the Large Hadron Collider and the scientists turned it on? Well nobody actually knows, and it seems none of the scientists really want to find out. Their analysis of the question however is quite interesting.

Einstein Nobel Paradox

Albert Einstein and Alfred Nobel share a unique bond in the form of a paradox resulting in their accomplishments. While there’s no explicit answer on how to avoid such a situation it’s interesting to look at how these two bright minds made history. Alfred Nobel Alfred Nobel is generally remembered as the guy behind the […]

Santa Claus And Logic

A little analysis/satire on all this Santa Claus stuff… Use caution around children.

Super Mario Gravity

The other day I mentioned there is a JS implementation of Super Mario brothers. I also mentioned that the physics feel about right compared to the real game. Apparently someone did some analysis on the series and correctly concluded that the gravity physics are totally not realistic (shocking). The real nuggets are that he can […]