Category Archives: physics
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.
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
While it lacks the instructive power of the classic Powers of Ten, which I show each year at the start of my courses, this much newer video provides a more accurate and up-to-date zoom outward to the edge of what … Continue reading
Every year I have my students calculate why everyone should do this…
John Boswell’s Symphony of Science project takes excerpts from famous science videos and converts them into song via Autotune. The Unbroken Thread features Carl Sagan, David Attenborough, and Jane Goodall: A Glorious Dawn features Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and Stephen Hawking’s … Continue reading
I love this video of science party tricks from magician and psychologist Richard Wiseman.