Category Archives: physics

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

Posted in funny, physics | Leave a comment

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

Posted in physics, technology, video | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in physics, video | Leave a comment

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

Posted in physics, random, video | Leave a comment

The Big Zoom

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

Posted in physics, video | Leave a comment