Featured by Adam Weiner
“Jarno Smeets” and the Physics of True Human Flight
Resident physics dude Adam Weiner shows us what it would really take to lift a human body off the ground, bird-style
Video: What’s Wrong With the “Flintstones” Approach to Braking
In which a crazy guy tries to stop a brake-less pickup truck with only his feet
Testing the Best: EcoATM, the Cash-Dispensing Cellphone Recycler
Cellphones are seriously hazardous to the environment when not disposed of correctly. The ecoATM hopes to make recycling easier--with cash
The Physics of the Balloon Boy
Was it even possible for six-year-old Falcon Heene to have flown inside his balloon?
Real or Fake? The World’s Longest Basketball Shot
Three points! Is this shot really within the realm of physical possibility? If we time the flight, we can then...
The Ultimate Slip-and-Slide Ride: Impossible?
Now that looks like fun. Of course we intuitively know it’s completely fake, and involves the usual videographic sleight of...
The Physics of a Free-Fall Wedding
The barrier of true weightless nuptials has yet to be broken
That Meteorite Impact Last Week: Did it Really Happen?
A skeptical look at the physics of projectiles from space
How Does That Bed of Nails Really Feel?
The Breakdown looks at the physics of a remarkable feat
The Breakdown: Defying Death at the Gym
Wherein we divulge why "the guy" and his ball are as one (at least in terms of momentum)