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How High-Jumping Works
Our physics expert explains the mechanics of one of track and field's most amazing feats
The Littlest Big Bang
Scientists are building ultra-cold systems that mimic the most extreme edges of the universe. Can these analogues help solve the big bang’s mysteries?
The Physics of Beer Pong
Tossing a ping-pong ball into a beer cup? It takes more physics than you might think
The Science of Sci-Fi
Our resident film physicist tackles the final frontier and finds some key pointers for our own space travels
Dark Matter Discovery Disputed
Scientists question claims by Italian researchers that they found evidence of an exotic form of matter in the lab
The Breakdown: The Accidental Gymnast
A moving sled and a static reporter make for one perfect expression of torque
Live Upside Down, Save Energy
New research on spider species suggests that their inverted lifestyle is energy efficient
The Super Mario Multiverse
Quantum mechanics got you down? Let Mario guide you through one of physics' most tantalizing theories: parallel universes.
The Breakdown: Tic The Spinning Hamster
An unfortunate rodent takes a jog around his wheel and gets a physics lesson
And the Oscar Goes To: Fluid Simulation Algorithms!
While the stars bask in glitz, the unsung heroes of today's effects-laden blockbusters continue to work on one of the linchpins of CG graphics: realistic water