Tag: Physics

Why We Might Be Alone in the Universe

It’s so crazy that I just happen to be in one of the rare places in our universe where I don’t instantly asphyxiate or freeze or vaporize or dehydrate. … Just lucky I guess. Actually, it turns out that our very privileged perspective on the universe from Earth’s comfortable biosphere may tell us a lot […]

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

4 Revolutionary Riddles Resolved!

This video contains the answers to my four revolutionary riddles, so if you haven’t seen the riddles yet, you should probably watch them before you watch the answers. It’s OK; I’ll wait. Just click this card up here. [Ticking clock sound] Now, when I filmed the riddles, I also filmed the solutions at the same […]

Anti-Gravity Wheel?

I am here at the University of Sydney where the mechanical engineering shop has built this incredible piece of apparatus for me. It is a forty pound, that is nineteen kilogram flywheel on the end of a meter long shaft. Can you imagine trying to hold this out horizontally with just one hand at this […]

Which Way Is Down?

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. Down here. But which way is down? And how much does down weigh? Well, down weighs about a 100th of a gram per cubic centimeter. It is light and airy, which makes it a great source of insulation and buoyancy for water birds. But if you let go of down… It […]

Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics | Smarter Every Day 58

Hey it’s me Destin Welcome back to SmarterEveryDay So you’ve probably observed that cats almost always land on their feet Today’s question is why. Like most simple questions there’s a very complex answer For instance let me reword this question How does a cat go from feet up To feet down In a falling reference […]

Some light quantum mechanics (with minutephysics)

You guys know Henry from MinutePhysics, right? Well, he and I just made a video on a certain quantum mechanical topic – “Bell’s inequalities”. It’s a really mind-warping topic that not enough people know about, and even though it’s a quantum thing, it’s based on some surprisingly simple math, and you should definitely check it […]

Black Holes Explained – From Birth to Death

Black holes are one of the strangest things in existence. They don’t seem to make any sense at all. Where do they come from… …and what happens if you fall into one? Stars are incredibly massive collections of mostly hydrogen atoms that collapsed from enormous gas cloud under their own gravity. In their core, nuclear […]