Articles by

Rhett Allain

How Do Retroreflectors Give You Super Vision at Night?

The tiny optical devices turn up in lane markers, road signs, bike gear and even on the...

Would the Free Guy Inflatable Bubble Protect a Real Person?

In the movie’s video game world, a whole-body airbag protects Ryan Reynolds as he falls off of...

How to Ace Physics Class (Even if You Don’t Ace Physics)

It’s back-to-school season, so here are some tips for how to get the most out of college...

The Physics of Johnny Knoxville, Human Cannonball

Jackass Forever is back with more dumb stunts. Please: Only try the physics at home.The trailer recently...

Gymnasts Make the Wolf Turn Look Easy. Physics Shows It’s Not

The spin seems simple if you’re just watching it on TV. But it’s a complex move that...

How Did People Find the Fundamental Charge With Drops of Oil?

Back in 1909, figuring out the charge of a single electron was a Nobel-worthy pursuit. Today, it’s...

The Incredible Physics of Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike

Calculating angular velocity and the moment of inertia isn’t quite as hard as competing in the Olympic...

How to Prepare for the Robot Apocalypse (If You’re a Robot)

In the Netflix show The Mitchells vs. the Machines, robots are planning to blast all of humanity...