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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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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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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What is the derivative and why do you need it in physics? Here is a very quick introduction to derivatives to get you through your first physics course.
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In the third Hobbit movie, Legolas does some crazy things. How crazy? What about running on a falling bridge?
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All too often, students will ask me “what do you want me to do in lab?” My response is simple: I want you to build a model.
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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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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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How do you model the Earth-moon system? Here is a tutorial using GlowScript to model the motion of the moon around the Sun.
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Two questions: How fast was she going and how hard would the grab be?
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