Spotlight Archive - Page 2
Physics in Action: Seeing Atoms - Aug 1, 2005
Find out how scanning tunneling microscopes can be used to see atoms, which are too small to see with optical instruments. This same microscope can actually move atoms and locate them precisely on a surface--check out this site to see a circle of atoms and the electron waves inside the circle.
WattsUp with Electricity in Brazil and the United States - Jul 1, 2005
At this site from the Liberty Science Center, you can compare the Brazil and the US in electrical generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption.
Visit this website--produced by the American Institute of Physics' Center for History of Physics--to see online exhibits on various topics in physics history, including Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, and the Discovery of the Electron. Each exhibit is nicely illustrated and well-designed.
The Satellite Site - Apr 22, 2005
Watch a short video to view the positions of 13,000 satellites around Earth and to get a feel for the potential hazards of space debris. Then visit Cesium, a real-time satellite tracking tool, to explore the space around Earth.
Physics in Action: MRI Magic - Mar 14, 2005
This article outlines the physics behind the Magnetic Resonance Imaging process used to view molecular structures such as the human brain. It contains pictures, links and research on the topic.
Physics in Action: Catch an Earthquake - Feb 1, 2005
Find out why geophysicists predicted another
Science in Space - Jan 1, 2005
Visit the Liberty Science Center's Science in
Sounds of the Subway - Dec 1, 2004
Find out why some spaces in subway stations
Granular Materials - Nov 1, 2004
Visit the Physics Central page Granular Materials to find out about the physics of sand on a beach or grain in a silo. Despite the fact that these systems are all around us, they're not fully understood, and research has turned up some interesting surprises that you can see in this article. Check out the interesting images.
Cassini-Huygens: Mission to Saturn &Titan - Oct 1, 2004
Learn about the Cassini-Huygens Mission to