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Posts tagged Physics

Aug 25

cinemafourier:

The particle physicists song


Jan 26
terning:


F.A.Q.s about the Large Hadron Collider, from R. Chast, via.

terning:

F.A.Q.s about the Large Hadron Collider, from R. Chast, via.

(via freshphotons)


Mar 22

Apr 20

I’m still alive, but… not… here.

Okay, here’s a word to the wise:

Don’t attempt to explain Quantum Immortality to your mother, even if she asks. She won’t understand. You’ll just get frustrated trying to simplify everything and start yelling NO, IF I KILL MYSELF, I’M STILL ALIVE!”

Which will frighten her.


May 15

When I first heard about this as a little kid, I think I went through at least 4 bottles of shampoo and 2 cases of diluted liquid soap. I like the slow-mo here.


May 21
decepticonengineer:

As a Physicist, I find this amusing.

decepticonengineer:

As a Physicist, I find this amusing.

(via )


Jun 7
freshphotons:


“(a) Digital camera snapshot of a heated 15 mm steel sphere held stationary in fluorinated liquid with sphere temperature above the Leidenfrost temperature. A thin vapor layer streaming around the sphere can be observed by the ripples moving along the sphere surface. (b) Snapshot at the instant when the sphere has cooled to the Leidenfrost temperature that is marked by an explosive release of bubbles.”

freshphotons:

“(a) Digital camera snapshot of a heated 15 mm steel sphere held stationary in fluorinated liquid with sphere temperature above the Leidenfrost temperature. A thin vapor layer streaming around the sphere can be observed by the ripples moving along the sphere surface. (b) Snapshot at the instant when the sphere has cooled to the Leidenfrost temperature that is marked by an explosive release of bubbles.”

(via freshphotons)


Jun 28

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Jul 5

prettybismuth:

Superconductivity Dance Flash Mob - emergentuniverse.org

(The video explains how superconductivity works… with dance and music!) And don’t tell me it’s only a physics concept- the synthesis of superconductors is also chemistry.


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