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Dec
22
2015

Best Kid-Explained Physics Concepts

Science isn’t just for scientists - it’s for everyone, including kids. Sometimes those kids use science to create solutions scientists would never expect, like this 9-year-old girl who wants to keep astronauts healthy by creating a dinosaur treadmill game. They often explain it simply, too.  These are some of the best explanations of physics concepts by kids that we’ve found on the web. NOTE: Due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), it is Read more...

Dec
10
2015

7 Movies That Will Make You Appreciate Real Science

Science tends to work differently in movies than in real-life. Heroes can walk away from explosions instead of being killed by the resulting shockwave. Asteroids can be destroyed by untrained miners. Animal testing creates monsters. The egregious misuse of science in the name of entertainment turns science fans off film -- but not when it’s done like this. As a special present from us to you this holiday season, here are 7 movies that let real science shine.  CREDIT: 20TH CENTURY Read more...

Nov
2
2015

7 Pioneers of Science Communication

Science is a tricky thing to explain to the general public. The concepts get bogged down in technical details and theory, and the takeaways are difficult to summarize in bite-sized nuggets -- meaning, it’s hard to make non-scientists care about science because it’s almost un-tweetable. Thankfully, there are science communicators out there who are making it work. The most famous was Carl Sagan, an enormously influential science advocate. In honor of his birthday on November 9, we Read more...

Jul
31
2015

Medical Applications of Physics

CREDIT: DAVIDE ANSELMI When most people think of physics, they think of scientists in lab coats performing experiments at CERN or NASA. But physics isn’t limited to a lab: it’s applicable in many different industries and occupations, including medicine. From drug creation and testing to patient-friendly technologies, Medical Physics and Biomedical Physics are responsible for many features of modern medicine. Medical Physics is a field that applies Read more...

Jul
20
2015

How Do Pet Scans Work? Physics.

Credit: Health and Human Services Department, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging. If you’re a sucker for medical shows on tv, you have no doubt heard the term PET scan before. A doctor will mention it, then the patient is whisked away to some big, fancy looking machine that miraculously diagnoses the patient and saves them from a scary disease! But what is actually happening in that weird donut-shaped box? Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a Read more...

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