How Far Away From Perseverance Did the Descent Stage Land?

The rocket lowered the rover onto the surface of Mars before it shot away from the…

Can Hamburger Buns Save Your Pipes from Freezing?

Water expands when it freezes, and that’s bad for plumbing. Insulation—any insulation—is better than nothing.

How to Calculate the String Angle of a Kite vs. a Balloon

It's a beautiful day to go outside with a kite or a balloon, and compute how…

How Did They Find the Secret Space Lab in Captain Marvel?

They talk about something called state vectors. What the heck are those, and would it really…

How to Use Your Speedometer to Figure Out Where Your Car Is

You should never drive in a car with no windows. But if you ever do find…

Could Bobbie Hold 2 Spaceships Together in The Expanse?

This scenario is very similar to a classic physics problem—but with more Martian armor.

How Do You Define Electric Field, Voltage, and Current?

And what does that mean for making a little wire LED man light up?

The Physics of Reddit’s Spinning Solar System Icon

If the dots on the loading screen were planets, is their motion realistic? And can we…

How Long Would It Take for a 747 to Stop, Like in Tenet?

The airplane in the movie is stripped down and doesn't have all of its brakes installed,…

How Would Deadpool Jump Into a Moving Vehicle?

Our sardonic superhero needs to get the timing just right to crash through the sunroof and…