Newton's Third Law is often quoted as "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." As N3wton's title suggests, the Third Law is at the heart of this little physics-oriented computer game. Click to play. (Warning: there's music.)
Here we have a clip from the excellent movie adaptation of Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. In addition to engaging and nuanced performances by Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfus, and Iain Glen, the script is full of thought-provoking metaphysical introspection, and some delightful physics introspection as well. It's well worth renting.
A sensitive, space-based X-ray observatory focuses between galaxies at low-density gas
By Gregory Mone
Posted 05.06.2008 at 10:12 am 3 Comments
Granted, it might not seem like such a big deal when astronomers find some of the missing mass in the universe, since there's very little that isn't missing. Roughly 95 percent of the cosmos is either dark matter or dark energy. About five percent of the universe is made up of the normal mass we're familiar with—baryonic matter. Yet by adding up the known stars and galaxies and gas, astronomers have only accounted for about half of that five percent.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.