Category Archives: physics

A change is gonna come

April 18, 2016 Sam Cooke’s old song, “A Change Is Gonna Come” is playing in my head these days. Not merely because of the struggles our nation still has with race, but because of the remarkable progress we have made … Continue reading

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Crystal Bridges Lead to a New Year

December 28, 2012 A dear friend now living in Tulsa, Carrie Fleharty, asked for a day trip out of town with me to cool her cabin fever over Winter Break. She didn’t care if we went hiking or what, just … Continue reading

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My Dead Heroes Brought Back to Life

I am so grateful to Reid Gower. He’s in his mid-20s up in Victoria, Canada and he is busily bringing two of my dead heroes back to life. Reid is creating a fantastic series of short videos using the words of Carl … Continue reading

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Bizarro Optics

I did not grasp at first glance the joke in today’s Sunday Bizarro comic in the Tulsa World.  Then I realized the driver’s windshield was a giant lens. But there is an optical mistake in the comic, one which we might … Continue reading

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A Show 16 Years In The Making

Back in mid-1990s my physics teaching colleague Lynne Shaw and I wanted to take our students on a tour of an electrical power plant. But arranging a field trip proved impossible with our budget and time constraints. So we decided … Continue reading

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The Light Fantastic

I always loved this clip from PBS of Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman talking about light. If you ever want a fun read about an incredibly clever and mischievous fellow, pick up Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman.

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The Frontier

Here’s a great remix clip compiled by NASA fanboy Reid Gower: Reid said: I got frustrated with NASA and made this video. NASA is the most fascinating, adventurous, epic institution ever devised by human beings, and their media sucks. Seriously. None … Continue reading

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