How does the Mantis shrimp perform sonoluminescence, an awesome exercise that results in transforming sound into light. MinutePhysics explains.
In 1907 a young Albert Einstein was looking for a way to extend his special theory of relativity to include acceleration. It took him eight years to come up with the mathematical solution that we know as the general theory of relativity.
In this edition of the SciShow’s Great Minds series, Hank Green salutes Richard Feynman, the eccentric American physicist who could work out the most complex of scientific problems while playing bongo drums at a strip club.
Physicists estimate that dark matter accounts for about 23 percent of the known universe. The only problem is that no one really knows what it is. Hank Green delves into the mysterious, unquantifiable substance in this SciShow.
People love eating pizza, but every style of pie has a different consistency. If “New York-style”–thin, flat, and large–is your texture of choice, then you’ve probably eaten a slice that was as messy as it was delicious. Colm Kelleher outlines the scientific and mathematical properties that make folding a slice the long way the best alternative…to wearing a bib.
Michio Kaku, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at City University of New York, gives a colorful Big Think talk that ties together everything from Flash Gordon to Albert Einstein, and from microwaves to MRIs. The title of his talk: “The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything.” It’s 42 minutes long, but quite breezy and flies by quickly. Check it out and you’ll be hooked.