(Phys.org)—If a slinky is not at the top of your Christmas list you might want to think again. Making a slinky walk down steps or draping it over your arm to imitate a robot is fun but the coiled spring toy hides a more ...
Dec 18, 2012 in General Physics
Secrets of the 'Levitating' Slinky: Viral web videos trigger physicists to explore a striking phenomenon
While holiday shoppers search frantically for the Moshi Monsters, LeapPad Explorers, or Lalaloopsy Silly Hair dolls atop their children's wish lists, many physicists remain engrossed in the properties of a simple 1940s-era ...
Dec 22, 2011 in General Physics