3 Groundbreaking Experiments Happening Aboard the ISS Right Now
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3 Groundbreaking Experiments Happening Aboard the ISS Right Nowhttps://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/christina-koch-activates-the-new-biofabrication-facilityNASA astronaut Christina Koch activates the BioFabrication Facility aboard the ISS in August 201.. more

Here, There, and Everywhere: Will Starlink Overwhelm Our Night Sky?
Monday, June 22, 2020
One night in late April, my husband happened to look out the window and noticed, passing over our valley in southwest Montana, a string of around 30 mysterious lights—too fast to be aircraft and apparently too numerous to be satellites. The next day,.. more



 
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Is There Need for a New Particle Physics Model?

High energy particle physics experiments in recent past have brought into question parts of the model currently used in particle physics.


New worlds around strange stars are waiting to be discovered...and we're on the hunt.

TESS: A Satellite Scout for Nearby Exoplanets

New worlds orbiting strange stars are waiting to be discovered...and we're on the hunt.


What could we accomplish with machines that draw power from the air around us?

Meet the Tiny Machines that Harness Humidity for Power

What could we accomplish with machines that draw power from the air around us?


 
Get creative and learn the basics of magnetism at the same time with this fun blend of art & science!

Surprising Sculptures with Magnetic Magic

Get creative and learn the basics of magnetism at the same time with this fun blend of art & science!


Watch the interplay of electricity and magnetism in action, with this see-thru version of a classic physics demonstration!

Lenz's Law: Time Warp Tube

Watch the interplay of electricity and magnetism in action, with this see-thru version of a classic physics demonstration!


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Wheels and Whirlwinds: the Coriolis Effect

Learn how this mysterious force works with a trip to the playground!



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PhysicsQuest 2019: Dr. Wu's Secret Project

This year's PhysicsQuest features the "First Lady of Physics," Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu. Each free kit includes four experiments that introduce students to the basics of physics in a fun and approachable way. Don't miss this quest–sign up here.

PhysicsQuest 2018: Spectra's Energetic Escape

Did you miss your chance to get last year's kit, but still want to follow Spectra's adventures? Download past activity guides from our archive.

 

 

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Science off the Sphere

Astronaut and chemist Dr. Don Pettit did physics demos that are out of this world while he was aboard the International Space Station. Now you can enjoy videos of his fantastic micro-gravity experiments safely on the surface!

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