Tickets on sale now for shows in Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe. Melbourne earlybird tickets on sale until the Friday 11 January - snap them up! The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe An Astronomers Ode to Earth We like to think we are special and we live on the only planet. But astronomers have … Continue reading The Most Amazing Planet – Dr Phil on Tour
It's all about microfarts, angled pours and French women's breasts. Have a happy new year! https://youtu.be/5eHrA-_K8Ng
Y'all have a great christmas and a very merry perihelion! https://youtu.be/3vBJb_53ppM
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.