Tag Archives: Physics

Random Geek Roundup #8

Random Geek Roundup #8

Welcome to the eighth irregular installment of Random Geek Roundup! This is where I collect a variety of links and sites and products that have come across my virtual desk in recent days. Just because you’ve discovered a specific interesting tidbit doesn’t mean that everyone has. So in the spirit of sharing awesome, here is the next collection of links. Read More

Teaching Your Kids Physics on a Roller Coaster

Teaching Your Kids Physics on a Roller Coaster

There are people who are passionate about roller coasters, who travel the world to ride each and every one they can find, rating them and even breaking world records on them.  I am not one of those people.  I do, however, enjoy a good roller coaster.  My older son may well be on his way to becoming one of the former, passionate coasterphiles, however, and I often get to join him as he tries new rides out.  Read More

Accidents Happen — It’s Science!

On Wednesday the news feeds and Twitter were all aflutter about the Mythbuster team’s wild cannonball. Seems a test firing went awry during a shoot, and a 30-pound cannonball traveling 1,000 feet per second escaped the test site, struck a … Read More