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93%VideoOct 2012

How to say 'Huygens' the Dutch way

(1:07) Professor takes a detour into the pronunciation of 'Huygens' while explaining Huygen's Principle to his physics students.


93%VideoSep 2011

Slinky drop puzzle

(3:31) What happens if you drop a slinky? The answer, as revealed by slow motion, is quite surprising.


93%VideoNov 2011

Tightrope balancing cat

Brave cat tackles the clothesline, without a safety harness


93%VideoDec 2011

Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds over B'ham

Spotted over Birmingham in Alabama, the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability causes cloud waves as when wind passes over water creating waves. Kelvin-Helmholtz instability has been observed in Saturn's bands and in the sun's corona.

93%VideoJan 2012

Dog on a chain

(0:30) Unbelievable. A dog balances on a chain like it's no big deal.

93%AnimationOct 2013

Why do i study physics?

(3:14) Graduation project by Shixie (Xiangjun Shi) at Rhode Island School of Design 2013.


93%VideoJan 2017

Homopolar motors

(1:52) Collection of homopolar motors, all created with the same ingredients - neodymium magnets, copper coils, AA batteries and aluminium foil.

93%VideoMay 2012

Domino chain reaction

(2:33) A domino can knock over another domino about 50% larger than itself. So imagine how it would be if you had a chain of dominoes of ever increasing size.


93%VideoOct 2012

Nick Holonyak, inventor of the LED

(3:42) "LEDs have a life way beyond what we're seeing", says physicist Nick Holonyak, who invented the LED in 1962.


93%VideoNov 2014

Funny Physics

(1:57) Physics lecturer from the California Institute of Technology.