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Physics: E = mc2 Explained

Most people have heard of Einstein’s famous equation: E = mc2.  But how many of us really understand on even a basic level what...

The Science of Tangled Cords

It is a common complaint and an often head-scratching mystery: “How the heck did these cords get so tangled together?”  In 2007, student Dorian...

Jiffy: A Measurement of Time

The word Jiffy is an informal term for any unspecified short period of time, as in “I’ll be back in a jiffy”. From this...

Physics: Drops of Water on a Penny

Due to the forces of surface tension, (Surface tension is a property of the surface of a liquid that allows it to resist an external...