Physics Buzz

Greetings from San Diego Comic Con!
Friday, July 25, 2014
The Physics Central Team has traveled west to the Mecca of all things Nerdy: San Diego Comic Con. Here's this year's team, including this Comic Con first-timer. Clockwise from back left: artist David Ellis, Agent Utah, Hyperspace, Halfstache, Quantu... more

Podcast: July News Round Up
Thursday, July 24, 2014
This week on the podcast, Mike Lucibella and I are bringing you some of our favorite physics news stories from July.Some very cool technologies were announced or revealed this month. There's Vantablack, the darkest material ever invented (it absorbs all ... more

Particle Dense Suspensions Lead to a Smoother Surface
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Scientists at the University of Chicago have discovered a new way to create a smooth coating of a sprayed material on a surface. Using a dense suspension of particles, their technique allows for a drop to rapidly form in an even layer on a surface.A side... more

Physics Central at Comic-Con 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Once again, the Physics Central team will be attending this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego from July 23rd through July 27th.We'll be handing out tons of free laser and Tesla comic books along with extra goodies for Comic-Con attendees.The Ph... more

What Rolling Over in Your Sleep Can Say about Your Health
Friday, July 18, 2014
Whether awake or asleep, people can only lie still for so long. Staying in one position for too long can lead to bed sores as well as circulation and breathing problems. Sleeping without moving enough can also be an indication that something is medically... more

Podcast: Voices of the Manhattan Project
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sixty-nine years ago today, a huge fireball rose slowly above the New Mexican desert. The Trinity test signified that for the first time, physicists working on the Manhattan Project had successfully split the atom and built the first nuclear bomb.Photo b... more

Bubbles Help Your Pancakes Gel
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
My family was big on Sunday morning breakfasts growing up, and pancakes made a frequent appearance. When I was old enough to learn how to make them, my father shared one common piece of advice: wait to flip the pancakes until bubbles start to burst on th... more