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Earth's magnetic field
Measurement and real-life
Nobel Prize winners
Physics meets biology
Physics meets Earth science
Semiconductors and computers
Theme park physics
Units of measurement
Total internal reflection is the key to giving well-cut diamonds their sparkle.
Find the average number of hours of sunlight where you live, or anywhere in the world.
This 19th-century style of painting was popularized by artists such as Georges Seurat. See several examples of Pointillist paintings here.
The world's most powerful magnets are made at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Some are even designed to explode when used!
Using the spins of electrons to store information may be the next wave in microelectronics.
The physics of clicky clack balls
Also known as Newton's cradle, this popular desktop toy nicely exhibits conservation of momentum and energy. But as this website explains, the toy is not as simple as it appears.