Radio Signals from Proxima Centauri
Saturday, February 27, 2021
 By Allison Kubo Hutchison Parke Radio Telescope detected unnatural signals from the region around Proxima Centauri on April 29 2019. Photo by Stephen West. Scientists at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) have detected a narr.. more

How to SciComm, According to a Physics Blogger
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
  By: Hannah Pell With instantaneous communication and access to far more information than any of us could ever know or need, it’s important that there are people we trust to clearly explain the messiness of the world around us. The COVID-1.. more



 
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How Batteries Work

From turning on a lamp in your home to running solar panels, batteries play a large role in our everyday lives.


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Imaging a Black Hole

The black hole selected for imaging resides in the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, 55 million light years away (324 quintillion miles away).


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Is There Need for a New Particle Physics Model?

High energy particle physics experiments in recent past have brought into question parts of the model currently used in particle physics.


 
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Surprising Sculptures with Magnetic Magic

Get creative and learn the basics of magnetism at the same time with this fun blend of art & science!


Watch the interplay of electricity and magnetism in action, with this see-thru version of a classic physics demonstration!

Lenz's Law: Time Warp Tube

Watch the interplay of electricity and magnetism in action, with this see-thru version of a classic physics demonstration!


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Wheels and Whirlwinds: the Coriolis Effect

Learn how this mysterious force works with a trip to the playground!


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Lucy and her Tesla Junior High classmates take a trip from Indiana to LIGO in Hanford, WA. Due to an unforeseen event, the laser goes offline right before the birth of a supernova. Follow spectra as she doubles up to undergo her biggest mission yet to collect gravitational waves from a rare exploding star. View Book


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PhysicsQuest 2020

Access the PhysicsQuest 2020 activities to learn about force and motion and how it connects to the work of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. Activities include an experiment guide and videos relating to four amazing activities.

PhysicsQuest 2019: Dr. Wu's Secret Project

This year's PhysicsQuest features the "First Lady of Physics," Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu. Each free kit includes four experiments that introduce students to the basics of physics in a fun and approachable way. Download past activity guides from our archive.

 

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Science off the Sphere

Astronaut and chemist Dr. Don Pettit did physics demos that are out of this world while he was aboard the International Space Station. Now you can enjoy videos of his fantastic micro-gravity experiments safely on the surface!

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