Here's an experiment you can do at home to measure the drag coefficient for a falling object. The post Let's Study Air Resistance—With Coffee Filters appeared first on WIRED.
A physics-based analysis of that scene from the new Star Trek movie. The post The Physics of Throwing a Starship Off a Cliff to Make It Fly appeared first on WIRED.
In this stunt, Luke Aikins jumps from a plane and lands in a net without using a parachute. Here are some physics questions and answers. The post The Physics Behind a Madman’s Parachute-Free Skydive Into a Giant Net appeared first on WIRED.
Here is a stunt that launches humans into the air with a giant slingshot. The humans then parachute down. It's a great introductory physics problem. The post Hey Let’s Do the Physics of a Crazy Person Launching From a Huge Slingshot appeared first on WIRED.
The MythBusters wanted to test if you could survive a fall in an inflatable ball. But how high would you have to drop it to reach terminal velocity? The post The Physics of Dropping Out of a Plane in an Inflatable Ball appeared first on WIRED.