Wonder Woman can deflect bullets with her Bracelets of Submission. But what kind of recoil would she have? And how much power does it require? The post The Physics of Bullets Vs. Wonder Woman's Bracelets appeared first on WIRED.
Darth Vader uses the Force to move a rebel soldier. What kind of physics power output does this motion require? The post In Which We Literally Calculate the Power of the Force appeared first on WIRED.
What happens when you get a sock stuck in your vacuum cleaner? The motor sounds like it's working harder, but is it? The post Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It's Time for Some Physics appeared first on WIRED.
In the latest trailer for the Netflix show <em>Iron Fist</em>, we get to see the superhero's power punch. Here is an estimate of its energy and power. The post How Much Energy Does Iron Fist Pack Into His Superpowered Punch? appeared first on WIRED.
In this competition, humans are throwing washing machines. What is the force and power required to accomplish such a feat? The post Physics Explains How (But Not Why) Humans Can Throw Washing Machines appeared first on WIRED.
How much power per person does a traditional chairlift need? What are some other options if we wanted to do something cool? The post How Long Would It Take to Scale a Mountain in a Human-Powered Chairlift? appeared first on WIRED.
In swimming, humans try to achieve the greatest possible speed. However, the drag forces also depend on the speed. How much of an impact can small changes make? The post Wanna Swim Like Phelps? Take a Dive Into the Physics of Drag appeared first on WIRED.
Here are five great examples of physics from Ninja Warrior. The post The Punishing Physics of Your Favorite Ninja Warrior Stunts appeared first on WIRED.
If you decrease the drag by just a little bit, you can get significant power savings on a bicycle. However, these savings are only worthwhile at high speeds. The post Are Expensive Bicycle Wheels Worth the Money? Let’s Check the Physics appeared first on WIRED.
When we get a solar eclipse, does it have an impact on the global temperature? Here are some rough estimations to get an answer. The post Does a Solar Eclipse Change the Earth's Temperature? appeared first on WIRED.