Comparing the Universe To the Pixels In This Video Puts Its Massive…

Taking advantage of its medium of choice, Minute Physics makes the incredibly vast scale of the observable universe a little easier to comprehend by comparing it to the 2,073,600 pixels in this 1080P video. But be forewarned: drawing similarities between the earth and a single pixel in this clip isn't going to help if … » 3/11/13 5:20pm 3/11/13 5:20pm

Just How Incomprehensibly Massive Is the Universe? (Hint: Even Bigger…

Have you ever stared up at the stars and wondered just how far you'd have to travel before you reached the edge of the universe? The answer—as Minute Physics illustrates—is far. Like really far. Like somewhere in the neighborhood of 46 billion light years starting wherever you're standing. » 2/25/13 4:40pm 2/25/13 4:40pm

What Would Really Happen if an Unstoppable Force Met an Immovable…

The Joker thought he had found the answer while dangling at the end of The Dark Knight, but have you ever really wondered what would happen when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The folks at Minute Physics did, and as usual brought a mountain of entertaining science to explain how such an interaction… » 1/25/13 9:24am 1/25/13 9:24am

In Case There Was Still Any Doubt, Here's the Top Ten Reasons We Know…

At this point it's hard to find a skeptic who would raise an eyebrow at the notion that our planet is round. But every family has that one uncle or cousin who's so caught up in conspiracy theories they'll question anything. And if you happen to find yourself in a tedious argument defending the spherical nature of the… » 1/01/13 1:00pm 1/01/13 1:00pm

Here's What's Missing from a High School Physics Education

If you want to be a world leader in science and technology, it's important that your kids learn all about the science that makes technology work, right? Physics forms the backbone of our understanding of the universe, but our high school physics curriculum are more than a little lacking when it comes to things from… » 11/11/12 9:00pm 11/11/12 9:00pm

How Quantum Mechanics Was Born From the Need For a Better Lightbulb

Some of mankind's most remarkable scientific discoveries came to light as a result of research that had nothing to do with the breakthrough itself. And such was the case with quantum mechanics. Back in the early 1890s the German Bureau of Standards asked Max Planck to design a lightbulb that produced the maximum… » 10/15/12 8:28am 10/15/12 8:28am