Welcome to our roundup of the week’s best physics videos. This week: a mysterious levitating slinky,what now for CERN and the father of the games console.
Watching a slinky being dropped in super slow motion is astonishing and surprising. The slinky appears to levitate unnaturally. This brilliant interactive film both explains the science and how it applies to sports.
The Higgs or not the Higgs? Spin will tell
What do scientists do after they have discovered the Higgs? Do they put their feet up and go to the Caribbean?
Nope. Here CERN explain what they need to do now they have found the mysterious boson.
Inventor Portrait: Ralph Baer
90 year old Ralph Baer is known to many as the father of video games. 40 years after the invention of his games console the Odyssey, he tells us why he is still inventing today.
Arctic Cyclone Breaks Up Sea Ice
Our roundup wouldn’t be complete without something from NASA. A satellite image shows the process of a gigantic weather event thinning the sea ice in August this year. Arctic sea ice hit record lows on 16 September.
Andrew Blum: What is the internet, really?
A longer video in the form of a talk from the ever fascinating TED network. Architecture writer Blum explores the internet in terms of its physicality, technology and spaces.
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