Articles by

Rhett Allain

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 wind...

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 work?...

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

You should never drive in a car with no windows. But in case you ever find yourself...

Could Bobbie Hold 2 Spaceships Together in The Expanse?

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

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

These three big ideas are all connected—and a demonstration with water and an LED can show how....