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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Whirling Skirts Reveal Steady Patterns

An unexpected application of the Coriolis effect


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Glowing Carpets: Rolling Out in 2014

Pragmatic and beautiful light transmissive carpets


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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

Earth: The Lucky Planet?
April 10, 2014
Despite estimates that there are trillions of planets in the universe, one scientist argues that we are effectively alone.

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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