Unexpectedly Good Movie Physics: Thor’s Ability to Fly

Hot Take: Thor’s Flying is More Realistic than Iron Man’s

Why Does a Curveball Curve?

If you’re a science nerd or a baseball fan, you may think you already know the answer to this, and you may be right, but for the purposes of this article, i’m going to assume you don’t know much about baseball or aerodynamics. Even if you think you know the answer, give it a readContinue reading “Why Does a Curveball Curve?”

It’s Not as Stupid as You Think for Spaceships to Bank-to-Turn

We’re all nerds here, we’ve all smirked and snarked about bad movie physics… you know this song by heart. “There’s no sound in space.” “Gas tanks don’t explode when you shoot them.” “Why would a spaceship need to bank-to-turn?” Hang on, back up. Let’s talk about that last one for a second. Maybe there’s aContinue reading “It’s Not as Stupid as You Think for Spaceships to Bank-to-Turn”