This video shows a motorcycle traveling at a high speed narrowly avoiding a collision. Let's use video analysis to estimate the acceleration and coefficient of friction. The post The Physics of Nearly Killing Yourself on a Motorcycle appeared first on WIRED.
A series of observations at the very edge of the universe has reignited a debate over what lifted the primordial cosmic fog. The post Cosmic Discoveries Fuel a Fight Over the Universe’s Beginnings appeared first on WIRED.
This isn't a video game. It's a classroom. The post String Theory's Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR appeared first on WIRED.
LIGO physicists just announced that they observed a gravitational wave for the third time, ever. Here's what it says about our universe. The post Physicists Find Another Gravitational Wave to Suggest Einstein Was Right appeared first on WIRED.
Here's a test that could keep future quantum technology from being hacked. The post The Bizarre Quantum Test That Could Keep Your Data Secure appeared first on WIRED.
When you look out of the window of a plane, everything looks so small. But they're all big enough to do some physics. The post How to Calculate How Fast a Plane’s Flying—While You’re on It appeared first on WIRED.
Fidget spinners are everywhere. How long can you make one spin? That depends on the starting speed and the angular acceleration. The post Want to Know How Long a Fidget Spinner Spins? Get a Laser and Some Physics appeared first on WIRED.
The author of <em>The Fabric of the Cosmos</em>, and other bestsellers, says America needs rational thinkers to step up and help fix its relationship with facts. The post Brian Greene on How Science Became a Political Prisoner appeared first on WIRED.
As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they're rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information. The post What Happens When You Mix Thermodynamics and the Quantum World? A Revolution appeared first on WIRED.