Tag: gravity

Speed of Light Thank You!

Dear citizens of the universe, You probably know that light can reach two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two measly kilometers in a second, but did you also know that physics can now reach over two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two amazing people in a minute? We’ve broken the speed

Anti-Gravity Wheel?

I am here at the University of Sydney where the mechanical engineering shop has built this incredible piece of apparatus for me. It is a forty pound, that is nineteen kilogram flywheel on the end of a meter long shaft. Can you imagine trying to hold this out horizontally with just one hand at this

Which Way Is Down?

Hey Vsauce! Michael here. Down here. But which way is down? And how much does down weigh? Well, down weighs about a hundredth of a gram per cubic centimeter. It is light and airy which makes it a great source of insulation and buoyancy for water birds but if you let go of down… It

Common Physics Misconceptions

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