Physics in Action by Topic
Creating art with stunning electric arcs
How scientists recently pushed closer to sustainable fusion
Nuclear bomb tests have opened doors in neuroscience
Fluid dynamics behind beautiful video of mixing patterns
In the wake of the Fukishima Nuclear Reactor incident, radiation is on the minds of many people, but did you know that people are exposed to radiation everyday? Ionizing radiation, like many things, isn’t bad unless a living organism is exposed to too much of it.
What does the speed of light have to do with the stock market? When stock market trading time is of the essence some financially savvy physicists proposed a solution.
The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland created an ash cloud that disrupted air traffic throughout Europe. And as if the magma and ash violently spewing out of the volcano's crater wasn't scary enough, the eruption also generates lightning!
Physicists are using sophisticated recording equipment and computer models to probe how a violin makes its sound. Could they be on the verge of discovering the "secret of Stradivari"?
Physicists like to explain a broad range of phenomena with a few simple mathematical laws.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, Newtonian mechanics was triumphant in its explanation of the solar system.
In our everyday world, matter is usually classified into solids, liquids, and gases. But what about dry sand?