It’s Friday again, so we return to taking a look at some of our favourite physics videos on the web. Check back next Friday for another batch!
The science of Doctor Who
This video from BBC America trails a new special programme, The Science of Doctor Who. It features physicists, cast and crew discussing the science around everyone’s favourite Timelord.
Doctor Who returns to our screens on 1 September. We can’t wait!
Worlds: The Kepler planet candidates
The world’s most active solar system has been modelled with this spectacular visualisation. It shows all potential planets discovered by NASA’s Kepler telescope orbiting a single star. It even factors in the planets in terms of orbit periods, distance from their star and the planet’s size. We feel small…
Learning electricity symbols kung fu style
This great video presents a novel way to learn electricity symbols using kung fu, complete with Mortal Kombat style special effects!
It reminds us a lot of classic video game Parappa the Rapper but for this video let’s pretend Jackie Chan’s latest film is ‘Enter the Electrician’…
While we may have to wait a little longer for Back to the Future style hover boards (hurry up please!), AeroFex have demonstrated its great work with a hovercraft controlled by swerving your knees. Santa will be ready to ditch his reindeer and upgrade his sleigh after seeing this:
It’s also well worth checking out AeroFex’s test flight blog.
Curiosity drops in on Mars in high resolution
This is a sensational video of Curiosity’s landing in stunning high resolution. It also features illuminating live commentary from the technicians back on earth. You can almost taste the elation.
We’re NASA and we know it (Mars Curiosity)
If you’ve spent any time looking at all of the Curiosity videos on YouTube like we have, you’ll know that there’s something missing: the obligatory dance remix video. Well not anymore!
Thanks for watching our video roundup. Have you stumbled across any eye catching physics videos recently? Share your favourites with us in the comments below, or take the conversation to Twitter using the #physicsvids hashtag.
And don’t forget, we have loads of great content on the IOP YouTube channel. Have a great long weekend!