There is a popular mug that doesn't spill. Here's how it might work, along with an estimate of the maximum tipping force to knock it over. The post Spill-Proof Cups Aren't Magic. They're Physics! appeared first on WIRED.
If you ever need to pull a heavy object with a rope, there is a simple physics trick that can give you greater tension. The post Pull a Car From a Ditch With the Super-Strength of Physics appeared first on WIRED.
With construction next door, I keep seeing physics examples. Here I calculate the torque and forces on a large crane. The post Don't Put a Crane Outside a Physicist's Window if You Don't Want Some Math appeared first on WIRED.