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… » 1/01/13 1:00pm 1/01/13 1:00pm

Will We Ever Be Able to Predict Everything?

As super computers get more and more super, you'd think that eventually we'd be able to calculate the position and interactions of every atom in the universe and be able to accurately predict the future. In fact, this was once a widely held belief in science, until quantum mechanics arrived and put an end to that… » 11/05/12 8:23am 11/05/12 8:23am

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