Just realised I have never posted the Exploding Yoghurt video, back where it all began. Such nice camera work David Wong!
News from the UK today that new tokamak ST-40 has been turned on, so I thought I’d post a little explainer about how fusion works.
Dr Ayana Arce is part of a team that does experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, looking for evidence for the fifth dimension.
Quantum physics is all about the simplest things in the universe. Matter – electrons and quarks (which make up neutrons and protons), and interactions – photons, forces etc.
The difference between the two is a simple rotation. It’s secret quantum mechanics knowledge, says head of ANU Dept of Quantum Physics, Professor Craig Savage.
Here he is proving it:
Filmed at Physics in the Pub ACT, 2016, August 17 at Smiths Alternative Bookshop
It’s a peaceful starry night, but Pete Kuzma has found the remains of a grisly murder in the sky – a dismembered dwarf. galaxy.
Part of the Physics in the Pub 2016 with Australian Institute of Physics ACT branch, supported by a National Science Week seed grant.
Filming by Jon and Liam from Crus Productions.
It’s amazing how liquid nitrogen affects rubber. Turns it from bendy and stretchy into a brittle solid that you can smash into a thousand pieces – a trick that lots of science shows do.
BUT, not so many people know that there is a heartwarming story of community benefit from this seemingly mindless destruction.
One from the archives. I’d give it a hell of an edit these days
Amazing news that gravitational waves have been detected, but they were there in you bedroom and your kitchen all along…
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.
(… just a hint… he’s got no chance)
Claggy spaghetti seems exactly like the plastic in a CD to me.
Here’s a good one to try on Dad’s collection of Nick Cave CDs.