Voyager May Still Be Inside The Solar System
Friday, December 06, 2013
NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA announced in September that the Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first man-made object to leave the solar system, although the group noted that the readings were different than what scientists expected. Now, some resea...
Didgeridoos, Yo-Yoes and ZZ Top Tunes in Space
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Add “in space” to the end of any sentence and you create a completely different picture full of possibilities. For example, “drinking a glass of water” in space does not require the glass since you can simply suck a floating water blob out of the air.Ast...
Podcast: IceCube Neutrinos
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
This week on The Physics Central Podcast I'm talking about Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffaluffagus. No, not the muppets: the neutrinos!In the November 22 issue of the journal Science, the IceCube neutrino experiment announced its detection of 28 ver...
The World's Latest E-bike Begins with the now-available Copenhagen Wheel
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Last month we blogged about how regenerative braking might be possible for electric bicycles. Using a crude estimation, we estimated that regenerative braking alone would have a difficult time re-charging the e-bike’s batteries enough to boost a cyclist ...
Science Cheerleaders Help Send Microbes to Space
Monday, December 02, 2013
Originally published: Nov 14 2013 - 3:45pm, Inside Science TVBy: Marsha Lewis, ISTV Contributing ProducerIn the air, on the ground, on every wall, every phone, virtually everything we touch, there lurks an invisible world of microbes. Now, a new project ...
Earthquakes Statistics Get Help from Forest-fire Models
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Natural disasters like forest fires and earthquakes have more than just havoc-reeking, destructive natures in common, according to scientist Eduardo Jagla of the National Atomic Energy Commission in Argentina. In a paper to appear in the APS journal, Phy...
Monday, November 25, 2013
The American Physical Society's annual Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting is well underway in Pittsburgh this week, and it's showcasing a slew of gorgeous videos contending for prizes in the Gallery of Fluid Motion.We've featured a few of these videos in...