Physics Buzz

Of Mice And Magnets
Friday, June 26, 2015
Image credit:mouse: Baggie Bird 1, compass: wikimedia commons, illustration by Michael Greshko Quantum mechanics governs the quirky, counter-intuitive way the world works at the small scale... more

When Science and Entertainment Work Together
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
“We’re here to inspire filmmakers,” says Rick Loverd, Program Manager of the Science and Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences. “We’re here to provide mainstream media content creators with great science.” Launched in 2... more

Wrinkle In Time Divides Quantum World From Everyday Reality
Friday, June 19, 2015
Image credit: Alan Cleaver via flickr | Rights information: The world becomes a fuzzy, surreal place at its smallest levels, according to quantum physics. It has long been a myste... more

How to Plan a Physics Party
Thursday, June 18, 2015
It's June, the academic year is over, it's time to celebrate! For those of you mad about physics or graduating with a physics degree at any level, how about a physics-themed party? We've compiled a few ideas below, but feel free to get creative and let u... more

Physics in Verse: A Musical Ode to the Sun
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Here's a third and final Physics in Verse poem for you. It's technically the lyrics of a song, but I love the fun and memorable way it presents science about our Sun. The Sun Song is the only way I can remember trivia like "a million Earths could fit in ... more

Brain Programmed To Anticipate Sounds
Monday, June 15, 2015
Scientists find the route to listening is more complex than they thought. Originally published: Jun 10 2015 - 8:00am, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Joel N. Shurkin, Contributor(Inside Science) -- You are sitting in a concert hall about to hear Beethove... more

Physics is Least Popular in July
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Google Trends tracks the popularity of a search term over time and throughout the world. Type in the word "dog" and you get back a whole set of graphs, charts, and maps that show that the English-speaking world really loves "man's best friend" (unsurpris... more