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tags: How Can You Filter Out The Vuvuzela?, World Cup 2010, physics, technology, football, soccer, sports, television, Sixty Symbols, University of Nottingham, streaming video A University of Nottingham video explains the physics that underlies the technology being developed to filter out that annoying drone from 30,000 blasting vuvuzelas in the background of all World Cup…

Foucault’s Pendulum

tags: Foucault’s Pendulum, physics, rotation, Pendulum, Jim LaBelle, Dartmouth University, wow, streaming video This video features physics and astronomy professor Jim LaBelle, as he discusses the truly fascinating science behind a classic physics experiment, Foucault’s pendulum, while seated next to Dartmouth University’s pendulum in Fairchild Tower.

tags: The Science Behind Gliding Paper Airplanes, physics, teaching, flight, pressure, paper airplanes, streaming video Do you need a fun, hands-on experiment for your physics classroom? This video shows how a group of high school students, led by a terrific teacher, made origami paper airplanes from phone book pages that glide on a wave of…

tags: Doctor Who Theme Song Accompanied by Tesla Coils, music video, DIY, Do-It-Yourself, science, physics, music, performing arts, weird, offbeat, Tesla Coils, ArcAttack, Maker Faire 2010, streaming video The musical group, ArcAttack, constructed a set of Tesla Coils that they use to perform “an electrifying” live performance at Maker Faire 2010, held in San Mateo,…

tags: Richard Feynman Explains Electricity, science, physics, imagination, hot, offbeat, Electricity, jiggling atoms, physical laws, Richard Feynman, streaming video Physicist Richard Feynman visits the dentist and wonders about the amazing phenomenon of electricity.

tags: Richard Feynman Explains Magnets and ‘Why?’ Questions, science, physics, magnet, forces, offbeat, ice, slippery, physical laws, Richard Feynman, streaming video Physicist Richard Feynman tries to explain to a non-scientist just how difficult it can be to answer certain questions in lay terms! A classic example of Feynman’s clarity of thought, powers of explanation and…

tags: Richard Feynman Explains Rubber Bands, science, physics, imagination, hot, offbeat, rubber bands, jiggling atoms, physical laws, Richard Feynman, streaming video Physicist Richard Feynman thinks more about the ‘jiggling’ of atoms, and about rubber bands and how they ‘work’. “The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right”, says…

tags: Richard Feynman Explains Jiggling Atoms, science, physics, imagination, hot, offbeat, fire, jiggling atoms, physical laws, Richard Feynman, streaming video Physicist Richard Feynman talks more about jiggling atoms and heat, and about what fire is.

tags: Richard Feynman Explains Jiggling Atoms, science, physics, imagination, hot, offbeat, cold, jiggling atoms, physical laws, Richard Feynman, streaming video Physicist Richard Feynman thinks aloud about atoms and how they jiggle, and how we perceive that jiggling as ‘hot’ and ‘cold’.

Light My Fire

tags: Light My Fire, physics, fire, weird, streaming video Here’s a short video showing a fun trick you can play with fire — in your own home. It also is a graphic illustration as to why fires are so difficult to extinguish.