Tom Lehrer's Elements Song is 150 years out of date - the science and the music (The Major General's Song from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance) are both from late 1800s. So it's time for an update, to the tune of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Video coming soon... email me if you want … Continue reading Smells like Tauon Spirit
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!
Why was Pluto demoted? Even after the successful flypast in 2015, he was still not reinstated. Sing along and help him get back in with the big boys. https://youtu.be/kz0VM43zSDQ (... just a hint... he's got no chance)
With apologies to Labi Siffre, and Madness... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oENRv6OlwY