Explore the Science

In Explore the Science you can read about current research in physics and the interesting lives of physicists. You can also watch the PhysicsCentral news vodcast, see some great physics pictures, and listen to the PhysicsCentral podcast where we discuss new and interesting topics in Physics.

 

Physics in Action

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Measuring Drought with GPS

Tracking how strongly water pushes on the Earth's crust.


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Curiosity vs. Other Mars Missions

How do recent Mars missions compare to the popular Curiosity rover?


More Physics in Action

Science off the Sphere

sphere logoAstronaut and chemist Dr. Don Pettit does physics demos that are out of this world. Currently on board the International Space Station, Dr. Pettit presents fantastic physics that can only be demonstrated in micro-gravity.

Go to Science off the Sphere page.

 

Podcasts & Vodcasts

Manh(a)ttan: Bringing Nuclear Physics to Primetime
December 17, 2014
The new primetime TV show based on the Manhattan Project of WWII has drawn praise for its storytelling and scientific accuracy but also some critiques of its historical accuracy.

Podcast Archive



Geothermal Heat Pump
January 02, 2013
A more efficient geothermal pump taps the Earth's heat to lower utility bills by up to 80 percent

 
 

Resources

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