Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: physics

19 bookmarks tagged “physics

The unusual manner in which cicadas pee — and why the information is useful
Little insects pee in droplets. But it turns out that cicadas pee in jets — and why and how they do it could help scientists better understand microfluidics and advance all kinds of technologies.

What time is it on the Moon?
Satellite navigation systems for lunar settlements will require local atomic clocks. Scientists are working out what time they will keep.

507 Mechanical Movements
Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements, now Animated for the Internet.

So You Want to Learn Physics... — Susan J. Fowler
Over the past few years, ever since writing "If Susan Can Learn Physics, So Can You", I've been contacted by people from all backgrounds who are inspired and want to learn physics, but don't know where to start, what to learn, what to read, and how to structure their studies...this post is a condensed version of what I've sent to people who have contacted me over the years, outlining what everyone needs to learn in order to really understand physics. 

coaltrace: simulating genealogies using charged particles
This is a simulation of the basic demographic / genealogical process. Individuals are born and individuals die. This causes lineages to branch and to disappear, and causes the population to share a common ancestor at some time in the past. The coalescent provides a mathematical description of these patterns of ancestry.