Physics

Perimeter Institute

Category: PhysicsCool Site: February  2010
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A research center in Canada dedicated to exploring the world around us through cosmology, particle physics, quantum physics, and superstring theory. Be sure to check out the Outreach page where you can explore theoretical physics and the Power of Ideas.

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IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Category: PhysicsCool Site: April  2009
When completed (in 2011), the IceCube Neutrino Detector at the South Pole will serve as a deep-space telescope, enabling scientists to see distant cosmic events by detecting the neutrinos they generate. This site offers great images, movies, educator and community activities, and more. (To see Webcasts of people who work on the IceCube project, check out the Exploratorium's Ice Stories project at www.icestories.exploratorium.edu.)

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The Physics Classroom: Multimedia Physics Studio

Category: PhysicsCool Site: October  2005
This site is loaded with cool animations that will help you visualize and understand major concepts in classical physics.

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Spiked Science: If You Could Teach the World Just One Thing. Spiked Science’s E = mc2 Centenary Survey

Category: PhysicsCool Site: May  2005
2005—announced as Einstein Year—marks the centenary of the publication of Albert Einstein’s equation E = mc2. To mark this occasion, this site features a survey of over 250 renowned scientists, science communicators, and educators—including 11 Nobel laureates—asking what they would teach the world about science and why, if they could pick just one thing. Several films where survey respondents illustrate their ideas are also available. You’ll need either the Quicktime Plug-in or Windows Media Player to view the films.

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The Atoms Family

Category: PhysicsCool Site: March  2005
The Miami Museum of Science uses a very spooky theme to teach about different forms of energy.

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Music Acoustics

Category: PhysicsCool Site: March  2005
Physics and music have been closely related for thousands of years. This site presents, in musician-friendly format, some of our research work in music acoustics. From the Acoustics Laboratory at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

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Physics Central

Category: PhysicsCool Site: September  2004
We invite you to visit our site every week to find out how physics is part of your world. We'll answer your questions on how things work and keep you informed with daily updates on physics in the news. We'll describe the latest research and the people who are doing it and, if you want more, where to go on the Web. Brought to you by the American Physical Society.

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The Particle Adventure

Category: PhysicsCool Site: March  2004
Find answers to the eternal, fundamental questions of physics: "What is the world made of?" and "What holds it together?" The information on this site is clearly presented and well organized, with fabulous resources for teachers, including student activity sheets and links to particle physics education sites. (This site uses Flash and Shockwave.)

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Animated Engines

Category: PhysicsCool Site: January  2004
These pages are an attempt to share the magic of mechanical engines through animated examples.

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Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Humankind

Category: PhysicsCool Site: April  2003
This site traces the cosmic origin and evolution of matter and energy from the Big Bang to 12 billion years later. You'll learn from movies, diagrams, animations and educational activities. From Tufts University, Wright Center for Science Education, and the Foundation for the Future. You'll need the free QuickTime Player and RealPlayer for the movies.

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Physicslessons.com

Category: PhysicsCool Site: October  2002
Lab experiments, simple animations that explain physical science concepts, and more.

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Paper Airplane

Category: PhysicsCool Site: December  2001
The author of this site holds the Guinness world record for time aloft for paper airplanes. This site is a good resource for paper airplane aerodynamics, paper airplane history, and instructions for building super paper airplanes!

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Fear of Physics

Category: PhysicsCool Site: October  2001
This site will erase any fear of physics you may have by showing you just how much fun it can be! You will be entertained and educated by the animations and interactive games.

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Antimatter: Mirror of the Universe

Category: PhysicsCool Site: November  2000
At this site you can "discover what antimatter is, where it is made, and how it is already part of our lives." Also, be sure to check out our new site about CERN, home of the world's largest particle accelerator, at http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/cern/

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Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics

Category: PhysicsCool Site: November  2000
This terrific site explains aerodynamics to beginners through interactive animations, equations, images, and text.

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Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the Brookhaven National Laboratory

Category: PhysicsCool Site: August  2000
Find out what happens when an ion is smashed! At this site, you can take a virtual tour of the Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Learn about particle physics and the cutting-edge research being done in the field, watch an animation of a collision, and learn about the construction of the collider.

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Virtual Physics Lab

Category: PhysicsCool Site: July  1999
This site offers a nifty collection of interactive physics activities.

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Aerodynamics in Sports Technology

Category: PhysicsCool Site: June  1999
Want to know how topspin works to curve a tennis shot? This resource offers college level investigations into the complex aerodynamics of tennis, plus excellent lesson plans and curriculum resources.

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Emilio Segre Visual Archive

Category: PhysicsCool Site: May  1999
This searchable collection "focuses on American physicists and astronomers of the twentieth century, but includes many scientists in Europe and elsewhere, in other fields related to physics, and in earlier times." Also included are biographical features on scientists such as Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, and Niels Bohr.

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Amusement Park Physics

Category: PhysicsCool Site: March  1999
Learn about the physical principles behind daredevil rides such as the roller coaster and the free-fall. This site combines an introduction to the basic physics of the rides with some historical notes on the rides themselves.

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Stanford Linear Accelerator

Category: PhysicsCool Site: December  1998
Have you ever wondered what a linear accelerator really does? This cleanly organized site offers clear explanations of an advanced area of physics.

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The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere

Category: PhysicsCool Site: May  1998
Did you know that the earth is a huge magnet, one whose magnetic influence extends far into space? Learn how the earth produces this field, and how the field is affected by "magnetic storms" from space! An information-packed site, which may take some time to explore completely.

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The ABCs of Nuclear Science

Category: PhysicsCool Site: May  1998
A soup-to-nuts site exploring the atom, with a detailed glossary and many activities and high-school level experiments. This site requires frames and, due to its horizontal layout, may be hard to view on small monitors.

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Physics 2000

Category: PhysicsCool Site: November  1997
This site teaches many basic concepts in physics through interactive Java apps and colorful graphics. The site is a bit heavy graphically and navigation is somewhat confusing, however the interactive activities themselves are well-constructed and fun.

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The Internet Pilot to Physics

Category: PhysicsCool Site: June  1997
This site provides links to other physics-related sites, a calendar, and a "Physics Forum." However, it is the "Virtual Laboratory" with Java Applets, VRML, and ShockWave demonstrations and applications that makes this site "cool."

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The Particle Adventure

Category: PhysicsCool Site: October  1996
What is the world made of? What holds it together? The Particle Adventure tries to answer these questions and more. A great introduction to particle physics.

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The Perpetual Motion Page

Category: PhysicsCool Site: August  1996
Plans and explanations for four perpetual-motion machines are on this page. The page includes an important disclaimer.

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HotAIR - Rare and well-done tidbits from the Annals of Improbable Research

Category: PhysicsCool Site: August  1996
With areas of the web site dedicated to "Launching Stuff with Liquid Nitrogen," "Dry Ice bombs and Surgical Tubing Slingshots," and "The Periodic Table of the Presidents," how can you go wrong? The only disappointment was that the "Spamcam" was working. (Warning: Some of the experiments on this page can be dangerous.)

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Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Category: PhysicsCool Site: August  1995
If you are interested in physics, this site is a must! From astronomy to magnetism to waves, this site covers it all.

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