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.
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.
Modeling the motion of a pendulum is often included in introductory physics courses, but it's not as easy as you think. The post Modeling a Pendulum's Swing Is Way Harder Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.
In this scene from MacGyver, he needs to escape from a building by jumping out of a window. Could this really work? Here's the physics. The post MacGyver's Body-Bag Freefall Might Actually Work. Physics Says So appeared first on WIRED.
Indoor skydiving looks magical—but it's just physics. Here's how it works. The post The Physics of Nutballs Somersaulting in an Indoor Skydiving Tube appeared first on WIRED.
When it comes to ideas about force and motion, children and adults mostly think the same way. Why? The post What College Physics Students Can Learn from Little Kids appeared first on WIRED.
Why do you always make a graph in physics lab? It's not just for fun, there is a reason. Here is an example. The post We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time appeared first on WIRED.