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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Let’s Physics the Bejesus Out of Rubber Bands

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w-PUwSxW1o] If you haven’t seen any of Joerg’s videos from The SlingShot Channel, you are really missing out. Joerg loves rubber bands and making awesome (and sometimes...

We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time

One of the most basic things students do in a physics lab is to collect data and use that to build a model. Most of these models come...

The Physics Behind the Wild Wobble of Brady Ellison’s Arrows

Zoom in on the details of just about any Olympic event and you can find some cool physics. Today, let’s look at the arrow in archery. It seems so...

Hey Let’s Do the Physics of a Crazy Person Launching From a Huge Slingshot

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr3xlgRIqSU] This video is just asking to be a physics problem on my final exam. Here we have someone launched into the air with a slingshot. The...

The Punishing Physics of Your Favorite Ninja Warrior Stunts

Maybe in the future, there will be more official competitive sports that look like Ninja Warrior—that would be cool. If you haven’t seen the show, you could say...

Civil War’s Winter Soldier Couldn’t Survive This Giant Jump

I should probably stop watching movie promos and trailers. Every time a new one comes out, two things happen. First, I get just a little more pumped up...

Would Magneto Get Whiplash if Quicksilver Pushed Him Out of Danger? No, He’d Just...

In X-Men: Days of Future Past we get to see Quicksilver, a mutant who can move super fast. I’ve already looked at his speed, so let’s look at a...

The Physics of Buster’s Epic Finish within the MythBusters Finale

After 14 epic years, the MythBusters have aired their last episode. However simply because the present has ended doesn’t imply the evaluation has to cease. Truly, you would...

Doing Loops in a Tomorrowland Jet Pack Might Kill You

Yes, there are jet packs in the movie Tomorrowland. I don’t think that’s really a spoiler since you see jet packs in the trailer. Also, I’ll be honest—I...

The Physics of OK Go’s Epic New Zero-G Video

If you haven’t seen OK Go’s new video: Upside Down and Inside Out, you should do so now. If you thought their previous videos were awesome, this one...

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Samsung is developing its own Apple News clone

It will support podcasts and Bixby Voice. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac Samsung is said to be developing...

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