Articles by

Rhett Allain

2 Baseballs Collided at an MLB Game. How Did That Happen?

During a pregame warmup, Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper batted a line drive right into a ball...

When You Jump to Hyperspace, Make Sure You Wear a Seatbelt

May the 4th be with you! If you're hitching a ride on the Millennium Falcon today, you should know a...

How to Win a Hot Wheels Derby on a Moving Treadmill

Sure, you could just crank up the speed and let chance have its way. But there's also...

Could Bad Guys Actually Escape Falcon in a Wingsuit for Two?

In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a villain straps a hostage to his wingsuit and leaps...

How Many Homes Could You Power With Free Doughnuts?

Krispy Kreme is offering a year of treats to anyone who gets the Covid-19 vaccine. What if...

How Strong Is King Kong? And Could He Even Stand Up?

In physics, big things are not like small things. Here's what that means for a giant gorilla.It's...

The Physics of That Spinning Hug in Dua Lipa’s Music Video

The dance move seems to defy gravity—but it actually involves Newton’s second law, equilibrium, and a fake...

How to Free the Ever Given—Using Buoyancy Force!

Sure, you could dig the massive ship out from the Suez Canal. Or you could calculate how...