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How to Deconstruct a Football Tackle With Physics

How to Deconstruct a Football Tackle With Physics

Few things herald Thanksgiving as loudly as turkeys, flight delays, and long hours in front of the TV watching football. It’s an important time in the football calendar, with the playoffs beginning to shape up for both college football and the NFL. But what about […]

See How the Buoyancy Force Works in Water or Air

See How the Buoyancy Force Works in Water or Air

See How the Buoyancy Force Works in Water or Air What’s so great about getting in a swimming pool? The answer is that it can make you feel like a superhero. Even in the shallow end, you can easily lift another person—even someone larger than […]

Climate Change: The Complete WIRED Guide

Climate Change: The Complete WIRED Guide

Climate Change: The Complete WIRED Guide The world is busted. For decades, scientists have carefully accumulated data. That confirms what we hoped wasn’t true. The greenhouse gas emissions that have steadily spewed from cars and planes and factories. The technologies that powered a massive period […]

Midterms 2018: Weed Wins on Election Day

Midterms 2018: Weed Wins on Election Day

And so a few more dominoes fall. Michigan voted to legalize the recreational use weed of cannabis, while Utah and Missouri legalized it for medical use, according to projections made late Tuesday night. (A recreational measure in North Dakota failed, though medical cannabis remains legal […]

Russia Blames a Bad Sensor for Its Failed Soyuz Rocket.

Russia Blames a Bad Sensor for Its Failed Soyuz Rocket.

Russia Blames a Bad Sensor for Its Failed Soyuz On Thursday, Russian officials held a press conference to reveal that they have determined what caused last month’s Soyuz mid-flight failure. The culprit: a damaged sensor on one of the rocket launch four boosters responsible for […]

What Type Of Information Can Be Stored in QR Codes?

What Type Of Information Can Be Stored in QR Codes?

QR Codes are not far away. Retailers and businesses have been using them- they can be seen in stores, TV, magazines, business cards and mailers. But what kind of information is stored in them and what are the uses outside of marketing? Original uses for […]

The Physics of a Puzzling Perpetual Motion Machine

Perpetual motion—it’s fun to say that. For some people, perpetual motion machines hold the secret to everlasting free energy that will save the world. To them, it’s a machine that is just beyond our grasp. If only we could tweak our design just a little […]

The Many Shades of Bad Physics

What happens when you see bad physics in the world? Does it make you angry? Does it make you laugh? Do you have to hold back a tidal wave of “well, actuallys” because of the overwhelming wrongness? Some might feel that way, but I think […]

We Need to Talk About Robots Trying to Pass as Humans

Westworld is a hell of a show, but the sense of dread it elicits is nothing new. Pygmalion sculpted a woman who came to life. Same goes with the Golem, only with mud. The amalgamated Frankenstein jolted awake to get all murderous. Humans creating life […]

Facebook Is Giving Scientists Its Data to Fight Misinformation

Facebook is keeping a close eye on misinformation in the lead-up to 2018’s elections. Which elections, exactly? All of them, according to the team working within the company to combat fake news. That means Turkey in June, Mexico in July, Rwanda in September, Brazil in […]