News tagged with physical laws

The physics of animation

From drawings to computer animation, the magic of cartoon movies allows audiences to explore a fantastical and imaginary world. To make animated characters life-like on the big-screen, the laws of physics ...

Jun 14, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 1

Physicists study mechanics of 'crackling'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Everywhere around us, things "crackle" -- from Rice Krispies in a puddle of milk, to crumpled pieces of paper, to the Earth's crust from earthquakes. Physics is helping us understand what this familiar noise ...

Jan 27, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Best yet test of Lorentz invariance

The more crucial a physical law is, the more important it is to keep testing it. One of the most important laws formulated in the last century or so is Albert Einsteinэs principle of invariance, which says that there ...

Oct 25, 2010 4.9 / 5 (15) 17 | with audio podcast

Bringing down the electric grid

Last March, the U.S. Congress heard testimony about a scientific study in the journal Safety Science. A military analyst worried that the paper presented a model of how an attack on a small, unimportant part o ...

Oct 12, 2010 4 / 5 (10) 12 | with audio podcast