Friday Physics Videos

We’re having a birthday party for SteelyKid tomorrow, so I have a ton of stuff to do today. I may have something more substantive later, but for the moment, here are a couple of videos to enjoy. First, from the Minute Physics set of videos at YouTube, an explanation of why you have quantum physics to thank for sunny days:

There’s a bunch of good stuff in the Minute Physics channel, so if you’re looking for a way to kill time in small chunks, have at it.

And if you prefer your physics to be classical, this demo from Harvard has been making the rounds:

Isn’t physics awesome? Of course it is.

Comments

  1. #1 CCPhysicist
    July 29, 2011

    That solar fusion video was great (needle in a haystack made of needles was very cute) EXCEPT for the reference to a nuclear submarine.

    Bad analogy / real-world reference.

    Should be an H bomb.