May the 4th be with you! If you’re hitching a ride on the Millennium Falcon today, you should know a little bit about the bumpy physics of acceleration.
Sure, you could just crank up the speed and let chance have its way. But there’s also a reason why some cars go fast and others flip over the sidewall.
In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a villain straps a hostage to his wingsuit and leaps off a plane. Cue the action—and the fun physics.
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In physics, big things are not like small things. Here’s what that means for a giant gorilla.
In Justice League he runs so fast that he goes back in time. But it wouldn’t be quite so easy in real life (unless he was a tachyon).
The dance move seems to defy gravity—but it actually involves Newton’s second law, equilibrium, and a fake force.
Sure, you could dig the massive ship out of the Suez Canal. Or you could calculate how many containers you’d have to remove to make it light enough to float again.
Happy 3/14! Here’s how this mathematical constant keeps train cars from flying off their tracks during turns.
It involves calculating some very, very tiny numbers in order to find some super huge big ones.