How does a whip break the sound barrier?

Physics
April Jennifer Choi is a Mechanical Engineer and Professional Whip Artist from Peoria, IL. She has a Master's Degree in Computational Fluid Dynamics as well as several Guinness World Records in Whip Cracking.

The Best Test of General Relativity

Physics
A launch mishap led to the best experimental confirmation of gravitational redshift.

This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry

Physics
Increasing entropy is NOT the only process that's asymmetric in time.

Which Way Is Down?

Physics
Vsauce host Michael Stevens digs deep into the ever-changing concept of the direction "down," what causes things to fall, and digs into how masses really, really want to pull towards each other in our universe, thanks to gravitational forces.

Einstein's unique way of thinking contributed to his genius

Physics
Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." In this video, he explains how Albert Einstein saw the world in a different way from how most scientists see it.

What if the Earth were Hollow?

Physics
What if there were a tunnel through the middle of the earth and you jumped in?

What is entropy? - Jeff Phillips

Physics
There's a concept that's crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other: why ice melts, why cream spreads in coffee, why air leaks out of a punctured tire. It's entropy, and it's notoriously difficult to wrap our heads around. Jeff Phillips gives a crash course on entropy.

Meet the Man Who Strapped Himself to a Rocket, For Science

Physics
One man's quest to test the human limits of gravity on the human body.

The Beginning of Everything -- The Big Bang

Physics
How did everything get started? Has the universe a beginning or was it here since forever? Well, evidence suggests that there was indeed a starting point to this universe we are part of right now. But how can this be? How can something come from nothing? And what about time? We don't have all the answers yet so let's talk about what we know.

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here's How We Know

Physics
Scientists are using clues from ancient artifacts to help them predict the future of the magnetic field.

Why Earth Is A Prison and How To Escape It

Physics
We are trapped on earth. Controlled by an ancient debt to the universe...

Electromagnetic Levitation Quadcopter

Physics
Spinning magnets near copper sheets create levitation!

The Absurdity of Detecting Gravitational Waves

Physics
A head-vaporizing laser with a perfect wavelength detecting sub-proton space-time ripples.

Why Doesn't Time Flow Backwards?

Physics
Thanks to Google Making and Science for supporting this series, and to Sean Carroll for collaborating on it!

Is This What Quantum Mechanics Looks Like?

Physics
Silicone oil droplets provide a physical realization of pilot wave theories.

The Walking Water Mystery Solved!

Physics
Solving a 5 yr old personal mystery about "Why Water Walks on Water".

1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championship

Physics
Check out the Czech Dynamic 4 Way team "MAD RAVENS" performing their free routine at the 1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championship 2015 in Prague.

The Twins Paradox Primer

Physics
How can time be slower and faster at the same time?

Interactive Dynamic Video

Physics
Image-Space Modal Bases for Plausible Manipulation of Objects in Video" ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015) by Abe Davis, Justin Chen, Fredo Durand

Why the metric system matters

Physics
For the majority of recorded human history, units like the weight of a grain or the length of a hand weren't exact and varied from place to place.

Black Hole Comparison

Physics
This Crazy Black Hole Comparison Will Definitely Blow Your Mind