How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder in the Star Wars Teaser?

How Fast Is Rey’s Speeder in the Star Wars Teaser?

We get another look at a speeder in the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. How fast was it moving? Video analysis included.

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Geek Physics on Science Friday

Geek Physics on Science Friday

Here is a quick overview of my segment on Science Friday with Ira Flatow in which we talk about my book, Geek Physics.

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An Analysis of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Crash Landing

An Analysis of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Crash Landing

The SpaceX Falcon 9 made it’s second attempt at landing on a barge and crashed. Here is a video analysis of the rocket, along with homework questions.

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The Laws of Physics Do Not Apply to Legolas

The Laws of Physics Do Not Apply to Legolas

In the third Hobbit movie, Legolas does some crazy things. How crazy? What about running on a falling bridge?

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What Happens When a CD Spins Too Fast?

What Happens When a CD Spins Too Fast?

What happens when you spin a CD too fast? The answer is that it shatters. The Slow Mo Guys captured some high speed video showing just how it breaks.

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Is the MagSafe Power Adapter Safer Than USB-C?

Is the MagSafe Power Adapter Safer Than USB-C?

The new Apple MacBook charges with a USB-C cable instead of the magnetic MagSafe power cord. How much safer is the MagSafe?

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