Physics Buzz

Archaeology's Enemy Number One: Salt
Monday, September 29, 2014
Originally published: Sep 26 2014 - 12:00pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Joel N. Shurkin, Contributor(Inside Science) -- The enemy of archaeology everywhere is salt. It destroys buildings, disassembles art works, and can turn ancient pottery into pile... more

Ocean Waves Could Power Homes
Friday, September 26, 2014
As energy needs increase, scientists are constantly on the hunt for new ways to meet the demand. They may have found a new source: the ocean.Check out the video below courtesy of Inside Science News Video From Inside Science News Video.. more

You've Got Some Nerve!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Hint: If it looks anything like this, you're in a spot of trouble.Image courtesy BBC.Studying the physics that lies at the heart of neuroscience means getting an up-close look at what’s actually happening when a thought crosses your mind; it’s a little “... more

Podcast: The Ig Nobel Prizes 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The annual Ig Nobel Prizes honor science that "makes you laugh, then makes you think." It recognizes the quirky, silly, unorthodox and far-out research that has real science behind it. It's also, hands down, the most fun you can have at an award ceremony... more

Astronauts May Grow Better Salads On Mars Than On The Moon
Monday, September 22, 2014
Simulated Martian soil supports plant life, but questions about extraterrestrial plant growth remain.Originally published: Sep 11 2014 - 2:45pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Patricia Waldron, Contributor(Inside Science) -- Any explorers visiting Mars a... more

Falaco Solitons: Particles at the Pool
Thursday, September 18, 2014
While the season for swimming has already passed in most of the country, it’s still not too late in the year for some physics fun in the pool! If you’ve got a sunny day, a dinner plate, and access to a calm body of water, you can explore one of the coole... more

Podcast: The Venus Zone
Thursday, September 18, 2014
This week on the Physics Central Podcast, we take a trip to the Venus Zone. You've heard of the Habitable Zone, yes? That's the region around a star where scientists think a planet would receive just the right amount of radiation to support life. The pla... more