Explore the Science

In Explore the Science you can read about current research in physics and the interesting lives of physicists. You can also watch the PhysicsCentral news vodcast, see some great physics pictures, and listen to the PhysicsCentral podcast where we discuss new and interesting topics in Physics.

 

Physics in Action

China's Micius satellite is pioneering the use of quantum entanglement in communications.

Micius and the Journey of Spaceborne Entangled Photons

China's Micius satellite is pioneering the use of quantum entanglement in communications.


A supergiant star's mysterious disappearing act has scientists questioning the standard theories of black hole formation.

A Black Hole Born Sans a Supernova?

A supergiant star's mysterious disappearing act has scientists questioning the standard theories of black hole formation.


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Science off the Sphere

sphere logoAstronaut and chemist Dr. Don Pettit does physics demos that are out of this world. Currently on board the International Space Station, Dr. Pettit presents fantastic physics that can only be demonstrated in micro-gravity.

Go to Science off the Sphere page.

 

Podcasts & Vodcasts

Drag Racing Cubesats with the NASA CubeQuest Challenge
December 23, 2016
In this edition of the PhysicsCentral podcast, we hear from a few teams who are still in the running for the CubeQuest Challenge: a contest for homegrown teams to build their own small satellites - cubesats - and compete against each other by demonstrating technological feats. Five million dollars in prize money will be divided among teams who can get into orbit around the moon, maintain a stable orbit for a long time, or make it almost all the way to Mars' orbit while still communicating with Earth.

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Geothermal Heat Pump
January 02, 2013
A more efficient geothermal pump taps the Earth's heat to lower utility bills by up to 80 percent

 
 

Resources

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