Veritasium explains and explores the concept of the speed of light. The speed of light in vacuum "c"  is an important universal physical constant, its value is 299,792,458 meters per second, And a…

Physics of Sailing

November 3, 2012 0

Veritasium asks the question; How does a sailboat work? The answer might seem obvious, but is it really? With Newton's laws, vector subtraction, Archimedes' principle…

Discussion: Gravity

September 12, 2012 0

Big Think presents Erik Verlinde, who is a Dutch theoretical physicist and string theorist. The theoretical physicist believes that gravity is an emergent phenomenon, not the…

Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future at TED2010, describing the need for "miracles" to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he's…

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