Craziest eclipses in the solar system

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Aug 10, 2017

A total solar eclipse is passing across North America on August 21, 2017. Are there other total solar eclipses in the solar system? Get your first two months of CuriosityStream free by going to http://curiositystream.com/physicsgirl and using the promo code “physicsgirl”

Do Mars moons, or Jupiter moons causes total solar eclipses?

Difference between a solar and lunar eclipse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVE8P…

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Sources:
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https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/…
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries…

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Everything you should know about TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Mar 1, 2017

The TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet system has seven earth-like planets and is only 39 lightyears away! I am joined by Professor Adam Burgasser and Dr. Katherine Deck, both astrophysicists on the Nature paper to discuss the discovery of this planetary system.

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Ocean Visual: Pixabay
Music: APM/YouTube

Sources: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/…
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http://www.nature.com/news/these-seve…

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Exploding soda cans with electromagnets in SLOW MOTION ft Joe Hanson

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Jun 14, 2016

Making Music with a Tesla Coil: https://youtu.be/KGhNgeg9IAw

Watch a soda can rip itself apart in a fiery explosion at 11,000fps with a Phantom high speed camera. Running a current through a coil, produces an electromagnet. Turn up the voltage in this experiment, and make that current strong enough, and your electromagnet can rip a soda can in half. Or rather, make the can rip itself in half! This video was filmed at Arc Attack Studios in Austin, TX with Joe Hanson, Joe DiPrima, John DiPrima and Darren Dyk.

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360 Tesla Coil Video:
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Use Induction to make your own DIY Electric Train:
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Creator: Dianna Cowern
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Animator: Kyle Norby

How the quarter shrinking demo works:
A coil of wire is wrapped around the quarter so it follows the edge of the quarter. Then a capacitor – kind of like a battery – is charged until it’s at a VERY high-voltage, which is then discharged through the wire. The current produced is high enough to make you go bye bye. The coil becomes an electromagnet – because current —≥ magnetic field But this magnetic field creates another current or set of currents in the quarter – because changing magnetic field —≥ current in a circuit. But moving charges, i.e. currents, in a magnetic field will feel a force. For the quarter, the charges moving in the edge are feeling a force inward. The current was SO strong that the quarter PULLED ITSELF inward! This is madness.

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“Built Together Marimba“
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AMAZING! Ferrofluid + Glow Sticks

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Oct 20, 2015

Ferrofluid is a liquid that displays unusual properties in the presence of a magnetic field. Watch what happens when we mix ferrofluid with the liquid from a glow stick!

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Magnetite Image: “Archaeodontosaurus,” Wikipedia; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magneti…

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Physics Girl: 5 Science Tricks w/ Explanation

 

By: Physics Girl

Published on Sep 21, 2016

Go to http://Raceforretirement.com and see how the action gap affects you.
Last week I posed a video with 5 awesome physics party tricks. This week, Jabril from SEFD came on to help explain the experiments as we test them out for the first time and work through some of the amusing kinks in the process.

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Any tricks with matches should be done with parental supervision.

Experiments and materials:

BALANCING FORKS
– two forks
– match
– glass

RISING WATER TRICK
– plate
– glass
– water
– match
– sticky tack

DANCING PEANUTS
– carbonated water
– tap water
– peanuts
– glass

PLATE SUCTION TRICK
– wine glass
– wet paper towel
– sticky tack
– match
– olive oil
– plate

BALLOON KEBAB
– balloon
– wooden stake

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World’s Easiest DIY Electric Train

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Jun 7, 2016

How do you take copper wire, a battery and magnets and make electric train? With science! This super simple DIY physics demo uses electromagnetic induction to propel a train made of magnets and batteries.

Inspiring video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9b0J…
Ferrofluid and glowsticks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtBtD…
7 surface tension experiments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsksF…

Creator: Dianna Cowern
Animator: Kyle Norby

Thanks to Dan Walsh and Kyle Kitzmiller.

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Could you replace your eye with a camera?

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Apr 12, 2016

How does the eye compare to a camera? How do they work, and will camera technology ever get to the point where you would want to replace your eyeball with a camera?

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Does this look white to you?

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Oct 6, 2015

When you mix red and green, what do you get? White light is all of the colors, right? So, how do computer screens show you every wavelength of light? Or do they?

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