### The Physics Philes, lesson 73: In Orbit

Are you guys ready for MOAR GRAVITY KNOWLEDGE? What a silly question. Of course you are. Let’s get to it. So far we’ve been discussing how gravity causes object of some mass to basically fall toward each other. It’s a mutual force that causes bodies to tug at each other. …

### The Physics Philes, lesson 72: You’ve Got Potential

Over the past few weeks we’ve been learning about this super-awesome thing called gravity. In a way, we already know a lot about it because we know about weight and we know about gravitational potential energy. Last week we went a little deeper into the concept of weight and explored …

### Science Sunday: Falling Through the Earth

Now that Mindy’s teaching everyone about gravity, I thought it would be fun to show the classic gravitational problem, “What happens if you fall though the center of the Earth?” It’s a very common problem, and the math isn’t too difficult. So let’s run through it, shall we? (If you …

### The Physics Philes, lesson 71: A Weighty Situation

Last week we started our journey into gravity, undeniably the best of all the fundamental forces. We continue our journey today with an examination of the relationship between gravity and weight. We talked about weight in a bit of a round-about way back in lesson 6 when I covered Newton’s …

### The Physics Philes, lesson 70: Gravity. It’s the Law!

This is an exciting day. Today is the day we start discussing gravity, and I’m mad excited about it. No, not the film. The real deal! It’s the most important force in the universe! It holds stars together and it holds the moon in orbit and it keeps slapstick comedy …

### Awesome Sauce Music Friday! I’ve Heard that You’re Slowing Down Time Edition

Oh hi. I didn’t see you come in. Please, have a seat and we’ll get started with another Awesome Sauce Music Friday! I would say it’s time to rock out, but this week’s featured song is a bit more on the mellow side. Remember last year when the people responsible …

### Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Space is a Pure Void. Why Should it be Stringy? Edition

Welp, it’s that time again. Time for another edition of Awesome Sauce Music Friday! You’ve no doubt already seen the song we’re featuring in this week’s installment. It’s been freaking everywhere. (Especially my Facebook wall. Because my friends are the most awesome friends.) But I love it so much; it’s …

### Icons of Science: Sir Isaac Newton

Welcome to the alumni gallery I like to call: Icons of Science, where I shall discuss the work and influence of some of the best known people in the world of science throughout the ages, and, where I can find it, give credit where credit is due. Starting of with …