Hurrah - 1000 views on my Phil Up On Science YouTube channel for the Plastic Spaghetti video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djWlX1m6yo8
Professor Rod Boswell from ANU shows off a nanosatellite and explains how they are revolutionising the space industry. https://youtu.be/jfPAGWG34cc
There's been a lot of news about the electrician who got busted hiding his phone/PDA in a foil Twisties packet to prevent his company from tracking him... so he could go play golf. So I decided to give it a whirl, in some chocolate wrapper. And then try out the microwave. but that wasn't so … Continue reading Faraday Cage: using a foil Twisties packet to hide from your boss
From Physics in the Pub 2016, a great set from Leon Twardy about sound waves, how microphones work, and how an acoustic guitar steals energy from the future. https://youtu.be/35uZ34Ri168
The Rubens Tube is a really complicated demo that seems simple. Once you start thinking about it you realise that sound antinodes are points of oscillating pressure, so the flames shouldn't be stable peaks - they should be going up and down at the frequency of the wave! And if you change the gas pressure … Continue reading Sound and fire = complicated!
We know PhD students like to do things on the cheap... well Ryan Ridden-Harper is doing high altitude astronomy - like the Hubble space telescope - but with no expensive satellite, just a weather balloon. He hopes it will give nice cheap insights into dark energy! https://youtu.be/EUCSk5-7Rbw
https://youtu.be/c-r8LKosap4 A surprise find of blue wine in the washing up opened up a world of chemistry in the kitchen. Turns out red wine and purple cabbage show amazing colours as you change their acidity. They are acid-base indicators, due to chemicals called anthocyanins.
Some lovely footage of superconductors weaving their magical levitation spell https://youtu.be/Uk0BivSXiAI One from the archives from Eurofusion.
https://youtu.be/JUJPyQtoB5E It's not like we planned this out very well...
TFW the silliest stories go better than you want... https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTheAustralianNationalUniversity%2Fvideos%2F10153552273491294%2F&show_text=1&width=560