Category Archives: Physics

MIT builds camera that can capture at the speed of light

A team from the MIT media lab has created a camera with a “shutter speed” of one trillion exposures per second — enabling it to record light itself traveling from one point to another. Using a heavily modified Streak Tube … Continue reading

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2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

It was announced today that the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded to three astronomers for their work on the nature of the expansion of the universe.  The following is an excerpt from “The Nobel Prize in … Continue reading

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Scales of the Cosmos

My astronomy students study objects and concepts at all these size scales. The clip below is from the IMAX movie Cosmic Voyage.  It takes you through over 40 powers-of 10 in size! A very cool interactive look at these scales … Continue reading

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