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Cool physics and other sweet science - all in a minute!
March 29, 2016
Why You Should Care About Nukes
March 24, 2016
Aliens: Are We Looking in the Wrong Place?
March 15, 2016
Transporters and Quantum Teleportation
March 11, 2016
The Limb of the Sun
February 24, 2016
How Do We Know What Air is Like on Other Planets?
February 10, 2016
Concrete Does Not Dry Out
February 1, 2016
How To Discover Weird New Particles | Emergent Quantum Quasiparticles
December 22, 2015
Why December Has The Longest Days
December 14, 2015
The Physics of Car Crashes
September 17, 2015
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano
August 7, 2015
How Long Can You Balance a Pencil?
Learn and try to balance.
July 20, 2015
A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson
July 17, 2015
The Counterintuitive Physics of Turning a Bike
June 25, 2015
How To Detect A Secret Nuclear Test
May 31, 2015
Upside Down Mountains in Real Life
May 20, 2015
Why Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible
May 6, 2015
How to Find an Exoplanet
Watch and learn how we detect exoplanets.
May 1, 2015
How to Subtract By Adding
April 25, 2015
How Big is The Sun?
April 8, 2015
How Do Airplanes Fly?
March 20, 2015
Computer Color is Broken
January 22, 2015
What IS Angular Momentum?
December 22, 2014
Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle
December 20, 2014
A Simple Proof of Conservation of Energy
December 19, 2014
How An Airplane Is Made
December 15, 2014
Why is it Harder to Drive Backwards?
December 9, 2014
Solution to The Impossible Bet
December 8, 2014
An Impossible Bet
Should you take the bet?
November 11, 2014
Why Isn't The Sky Purple?
October 28, 2014
This is Not a Rainbow
October 19, 2014
Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue?
September 21, 2014
August 27, 2014
Why are Stars Star-Shaped?
Henry explains the shape of stars.
June 13, 2014
Pot Theft (A Radiolab Adventure)
A collaboration with RadioLab
May 26, 2014
Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark
Thanks to Max Tegmark for writing & narrating this video.
April 27, 2014
How to See Without Glasses
This cool trick allows you to see without glasses.
April 11, 2014
When Insanity Becomes Normal - Venezuela
This has nothing to do with physics, but I thought it was important so I made a video about it: uprisings in Venezuela.
March 19, 2014
A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang!
Explanation of a NEW DISCOVERY about the Big Bang!
February 16, 2014
How Modern Light Bulbs Work
How do Modern Light Bulbs Work?
January 22, 2014
Evolution vs Natural Selection
January 10, 2014
Why is the Solar System Flat?
December 17, 2013
Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter
Why winter has the best full moons.
November 25, 2013
What is Sea Level?
When we say Mt. Everest is 8850m tall, how do we know what sea level would be beneath the mountain?
October 26, 2013
3 Simple Ways to Time Travel (& 3 Complicated Ones)
Henry looks at 6 ways to Time Travel.
October 18, 2013
A look at diamagnetism and levitation.
September 28, 2013
How to Destroy a Magnet
Magnets are amazingly strong... but there's a very easy way to destroy them. All you need to know is a little bit about ferromagnetism, paramagnetism, and temperature!
September 23, 2013
How Do Magnets Work?
Why do they attract and repel at long distances? Is it magic? No... it's quantum mechanics, and a bit more.
August 22, 2013
Where Was The Big Bang?
There is no centre of the universe!
August 18, 2013
Science, Religion, and the Big Bang
Did the Universe have a beginning?
August 1, 2013
Do We Expand With The Universe?
When the universe expands... do we expand with it?
July 1, 2013
Where is the True North Pole?
Is it in the Arctic Ocean? In Canada? Russia?
June 3, 2013
How to Turn Sound Into Light: Sonoluminescence
Another awesome thing the Mantis Shrimp does...
May 30, 2013
Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?
A look at what it means for something to be hot or cold.
May 18, 2013
The Order of Operations is Wrong
Why the Order of Operations is WRONG
May 5, 2013
Henry shares a simple rule for solving tricky mathematical problems.
April 17, 2013
Parallel Universes: Many Worlds
A look at the mind-boggling many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
April 1, 2013
The True Science of Parallel Universes
Are there parallel universes?
March 10, 2013
Youtube Video vs. The Universe
Using a YouTube video to describe the size of the Universe.
February 24, 2013
How Big is the Universe?
It has NO EDGE. And NO CENTER... or does it?
February 15, 2013
What Is The Universe?
When we say the Universe, what do we really mean?
January 24, 2013
Immovable Object vs. Unstoppable Force - Which Wins?
The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny.
January 2, 2013
Another Physics Misconception
p = mv is not quite true
December 27, 2012
TOP 10 REASONS Why We Know the Earth is Round
How do we know the Earth is round?
December 20, 2012
Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?
A look at how to stay dryest in the rain.
December 13, 2012
Is There Poop on the Moon- ft. Smarter Every Day
Is there poop on the moon?
December 5, 2012
Common Physics Misconceptions
What if you thought the earth was flat? And then you found out it isn't?
November 27, 2012
Does the Universe Have a Purpose- feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by the Templeton Foundation to answer the question "Does the Universe Have a Purpose". Then he read his answer aloud and I drew some pictures for it.
November 22, 2012
What is Touch?
In this quantum world, what does it mean to touch something?Do we really hover above the chairs we're sitting in?
November 10, 2012
Open Letter to the President: Physics Education
Dear Mr. President....
November 4, 2012
Can we Predict Everything?
Einstein didn't like quantum mechanics because it wasn't able to make perfect predictions... but science is not about what you like, it's about what's true!
October 29, 2012
E=mc² is Incomplete
You've heard of E=mc²... but you probably haven't heard the whole story.
October 13, 2012
The Origin of Quantum Mechanics
Featuring Neil Turok
October 11, 2012
2012 Nobel Prize: How Do We See Light?
What was the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics given for? Capturing a single photon of light!
October 7, 2012
Real World Telekinesis (feat. Neil Turok)
How do magnets attract each other from a distance? How does the sun heat us from millions of miles away?
September 30, 2012
Why is it Dark at Night?
Have you ever wondered why you look up and see a dark sky at night?
September 20, 2012
Is Racewalking a Sport?
What is a sport? Do arbitrary and technophobic rules matter?
September 2, 2012
AMAZING Simulation of the Evolution of the Universe
Sit back, relax and enjoy the evolution of the Universe.
September 2, 2012
How to Simulate the Universe on your Laptop
MinutePhysic's take on the Millennium Simulation
August 27, 2012
What if the Earth were Hollow?
What if there were a tunnel through the middle of the earth and you jumped in?
August 12, 2012
Usain Bolt vs. Gravity
Who's faster over 10 meters - the fastest sprinter in the world, or gravity?
August 3, 2012
The Most Burly Hurls
Which is the most intense Olympic throwing event? Shot put? Hammer? Discus? Javelin?
July 27, 2012
Higgs Boson Part III: How to Discover a Particle
How do you know when you've "discovered" a particle?
July 12, 2012
The Higgs Boson, Part II: What is Mass?
What is mass and what does it have to do with the Higgs Boson?
July 5, 2012
The Higgs Boson, Part I
The Higgs Boson. What more need be said?
June 14, 2012
Open Letter to the Universe
My open letter to the universe.
June 7, 2012
Picture of the Big Bang
Where does all the stuff in the universe come from?
May 29, 2012
Proof Without Words- The Circle
Prove πR² using only beads and a ruler!
May 21, 2012
Every Force in Nature (Theory of Everything, Part III)
In which we explain economic equilibrium, how to make money from nothing, and every fundamental force in physics.
May 12, 2012
How to Count Infinity
"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities" - Hazel Grace Lancaster, in "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green
May 3, 2012
Why the solar system can exist
If gravity is so attractive, why doesn't the earth just crash into the sun? Or the moon into the earth? The answer: Stable Orbits
April 21, 2012
Ye Olde Debunking
Have you ever wondered where "Ye Olde" spelling comes from? Today we unravel this thorny linguistic issue.
April 14, 2012
There is no "Fourth" dimension
Just because there are four dimensions doesn't mean there's a "fourth dimension".
April 8, 2012
How far is a second?
The moon may be 1.3 light-seconds away, but why on earth do we measure distances using time?
March 18, 2012
Einstein and The Special Theory of Relativity
How Einstein (& others) discovered Special Relativity.
March 13, 2012
Albert Einstein- The Size and Existence of Atoms
How do we know atoms exist? And just how big are they?
March 12, 2012
Albert Einstein- Why Light is Quantum
Pi day (3.14) is Albert Einstein's Birthday! To celebrate, we'll explain 4 of his most groundbreaking papers from 1905, when he was just 26 years old
February 27, 2012
What are years... and the galactic supermassive black hole!
It's leap year time... so what are years, anyway?
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