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Calculating Pi with Darts
Pi can be calculated using a random sample of darts thrown at a square and circle target.
S1 Ep925 | 5m 47s
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Does height matter in sports?
What are the scientific reasons that certain sports attract tall or short athletes?
S1 Ep32 | 6m 35s
What are antibubbles?
Learn how to make antibubbles and the science behind these fun, unusual spheres.
S1 Ep31 | 6m 11s
Can you solve this pier puzzle?
This math brainteaser challenges you to find a simple solution to a complex problem!
S1 Ep30 | 4m 58s
How to shrink a quarter with electricity
How an 8000V electromagnet can be used to shrink a quarter.
S1 Ep29 | 7m 48s
Should you go to Mars? ft Bill Nye
Would you take a trip to Mars knowing the risks? What if it were a one way trip?
S1 Ep28 | 9m 4s
World's Easiest DIY Electric Train
How do you take copper wire, a battery and magnets and make electric train?
S1 Ep26 | 5m 44s
How SMOOTHNESS of a SOCCER BALL affects curve
Curving and bending a ball using the magnus effect is common in every sport.
S1 Ep25 | 5m 44s
Bizarre spinning toys
Spinning toys and tops have unusual behaviors.
S1 Ep24 | 4m 56s
How science explains monster waves
Enormous, spontaneous waves in the open ocean were once the tall tales of sailors.
S1 Ep23 | 5m 49s
Could you replace your eye with a camera?
How does the eye compare to a camera?
S1 Ep22 | 5m 37s
How does laser cooling work?
How can light be used to cool atoms and molecules?
S1 Ep21 | 5m 27s
Can you call a cell phone in the microwave?
Do cell phones placed in a microwave still receive signals?
S1 Ep20 | 7m 5s
Is energy always conserved?
Light passing through the universe is "shifted" into cooler colors, but how?
S1 Ep19 | 5m 16s
Quantum Cryptography Explained
With recent high-profile security cases, encryption is more important than ever.
S1 Ep18 | 7m 47s
Why do we care about gravitational waves?
Why are gravitational waves such a historic discovery?
S1 Ep17 | 4m 29s
Five Weird Ways to Put Out a Candle
Try these five unusual ways to extinguish a candle.
S1 Ep16 | 5m 4s
The Black Hole Death Problem
Black holes are not as black as we once thought.
S1 Ep15 | 4m 48s
Can you push a spacecraft with light?
What if you could power a ship using sunlight instead of wind?
S1 Ep14 | 4m 35s
Five amazing stars we've discovered in space
We check out five of the most unusual stars we've discovered in our universe.
S1 Ep13 | 6m 25s
Five Physics Experiments for the Holidays
These holiday-themed experiments will keep you busy during the winter holidays!
S1 Ep12 | 2m 51s
Are perpetual motion machines possible?
Are these machines possible without violating the laws of physics? No.
S1 Ep11 | 5m 1s
Are MRIs safe?
Are there any dangers associated with receiving an MRI? And how exactly does an MRI work?
S1 Ep10 | 6m 35s
Avoid electric shock getting out of a car
Is there a way to prevent getting shocked on the car door?
S1 Ep9 | 4m 40s
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