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Your guide to physics on the web.
If you are looking for basic physics information, stay on this site. It's not just physics for kids, it's for everyone. We have information on motion, heat and thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, light, and modern physics topics.
The Physics of Speeding Cars
Speed is still the most common factor in fatal road accidents, accounting for more than half of all road deaths each year. It may not seem like much, but driving even a few kilometres per hour above the speed limit greatly increases the risk of an accident.
Red Bull Stratos
The purpose of the Red Bull Stratos mission is to transcend human limits. Supported by a team of experts Felix Baumgartner ascended to 128,100 feet in a stratospheric balloon and made a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground. His successful feat on Oct. 14, 2012 holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers.
The Physics of Doing an Ollie
The Physics of Doing an Ollie on a Skateboard, or, the Science of Why I Can’t Skate.
The moving man.
Videos about the symbols of physics and astronomy.
Einstein's equation E=mc² pops up on everything from baseball caps to bumper stickers. It's even the title of a 2008 Mariah Carey album. But what does Albert Einstein's famous relativity equation really mean?
Newton's Laws explained.
Gravity Map of Earth's Surface
This tortured globe – created using data from the Goce gravity-mapping satellite – reveals what the Earth would look like if its shape were altered to make gravity the same everywhere on its surface. Areas of strongest gravity are in yellow and weakest in blue.
Magnets and Watercolours
Fabian Oefner is a Swiss photographer and artist, who combines art and science. He emphasizes ordinary elements of the natural world, by injecting, in this case literally, colors and textures. In his project Millefiori, Oefner combines ferrofluid, a magnetic material, and watercolors.
iPad App TinkerBox
If you can imagine it, you can build it with TinkerBox. TinkerBox is a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. While it is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts, TinkerBox is more than just educational!
iPad App Force Effect
Unlike the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options, Autodesk ForceEffect does all the simulation and engineering calculations for you right on your mobile device, enabling you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design.
iPad App Autodesk Digital STEAM
The Applied Mechanics App teaches the principles of applied mechanics by exploring five interrelated topics: Energy & Work, Force, Power, Loading, and Mechanisms. These concepts are essential in the development of innovative products and product systems and learning about how things work.
iPad App Force Effect Motion
This purpose built tool allows users to develop functional moving mechanical systems right on their mobile devices.