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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Deciphering Vesuvius Scrolls with "X-ray" Vision

Uncovering ancient, charred texts with physics.


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Passively Cool: A Departure from A/C

A potential low-energy alternative to air conditioning.


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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

How Robocats Land on Their Feet
March 25, 2015
How do falling cats always land on their feet? Physicists have been uncovering the answer with some help from a robocat.

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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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