Quite stoked to be on the cover of this little publication... \The original article is here https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/coming-clean-the-physics-of-doing-the-laundry https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/best-australian-science-writing-2018/
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!
Fiona Panther is searching out galaxy for antimatter - no it's not science fiction, she's after anti - electrons, called positrons. It'll help her to study supernovae - exploding stars. https://youtu.be/qDCMuhTXo_Y Fi is a PhD student at ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt Stromlo. Filmed at Physics in the Pub, 2016, Smith's Alternative. … Continue reading Using antimatter to find weirdo supernovae
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 … Continue reading How twisting a belt explains the Universe
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)