Laser inventor Charles Hard Townes, professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, turns 99 on July 28, and an adoring campus is throwing him a long-overdue birthday party.
Physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. It looks both inward and outward, from the smallest subatomic particle to the vastness of the universe—and yet it is also intensely practical. Physics begins with the everyday physical world around us—the blue of the sky, the colors of the rainbow, the fall of an apple, the motions of the moon. What's happening here? Why do things work this way?
In this episode we learn about Google-glass-type technology for the deaf and how studying tornado debris could help save lives
Researchers look to CT scan to visualize connectivity phenomenon
A conversation with Daniel Whiteson and Jonathan Feng
We visit particle physicist Daniel Whiteson at CERN, where he talks to us about what the mysterious Higgs Boson is and how the LHC Is going to find it.
Accelerators can probe artwork's origins
How do you make something that has never existed before? Physicists Jeff Kimble and Chen-Lung Hung take us on an exhilarating adventure of exploration.
Theoretical physicists describe how things are different in the Quantum World and how that can lead to powerful quantum computers
Physicists Amir Safavi-Naeini and Oskar Painter describe how they were able to measure quantum motions of 1 femtometer (0.000000000000001 meters) in a micro-scale object.
Excellent sprint start mechanics are necessary for bobsledders who want to finish their race in record time
Advanced materials and engineering help reduce unwanted vibration, optimizing the performance of athletes
A mathematician explains how the unique surface of ice makes the slide and glide of winter sports possible
Competition suits help improve athlete performance by reducing friction and improving aerodynamics
This episode explains how engineers design the half pipe so that snowboarder Shaun White can get more air time and allow him to perform tricks
Slope-style skiing is a gravity defying freestyle skiing event debuting in Sochi
Shells can provide whispers of ocean history
Take a slow motion look at what actually happens when a water balloon bursts
In an experiment that could have implications for quantum computers and quantum simulators, researchers have used microwave pulses to control a quantum system composed of a cloud of approximately 40,000 rubidium atoms cooled nearly to absolute zero.
A very large group of people gathered to watch the muon g-2 ring on its last leg of the big move from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, NY to Fermilab in Batavia, IL.