Physics Capsule

Physics Capsule
Fun explorations of the physics around you

Electrons and philosophical questions
Jan 18 • 25 min
V and R are back at last and they’re armed with some philosophical questions and discussions about charges and electrons. Sit back lazily and relish this casual start to the second series of this popular physics podcast.
Superhero physics – MCU edition
Jun 6, 2018 • 23 min
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Pluto’s plight
Apr 24, 2018 • 16 min
People have mixed feelings about Pluto’s status as a planet. What happened in 1992 that changed Pluto’s identity once and for all? In 2006 why did we decide Pluto wasn’t a planet anymore? Was it not special or are we missing the bigger picture?
In-flight conversations
Apr 11, 2018 • 18 min
We flew in space in our last episode, it is time to demystify some physics you encounter while flying within our own atmosphere. From tall mountains to landing procedures to banking planes here’s a primer on some common physics you might encounter during…
Space driving school
Feb 14, 2018 • 25 min
Today reusable rockets, lunar bases and plans to colonise Mars are everyday news. We’re on the brink of a new space age and space travel will become commonplace in the future. All you early birds who want to know how you can soon drive around in your…
Light has a split personality
Jan 29, 2018 • 14 min
Light is like a stalker, always around us somewhere. And like a stalker we know nothing about what light really is. Unlike a stalker light is something worth talking about so V and R sit down to do just that. In this episode V and R discuss the confusion…
What’s the fuss about gravitational waves?
Sep 12, 2017 • 21 min
Someone asked V about gravitational waves sometime back so today we’re going to dumb it down for you. Why is everyone talking about it? What’s the deal with gravitational waves? And what’s in store for the future? If you like you can listen to the chirp…
To drive or not to drive
Jul 11, 2017 • 11 min
V and R sit down to discuss scientifically sound driving decisions.R found himself perplexed today when he thought he could easily cross an intersection but the car before him came to a sudden halt. We use this alarming situation to discuss the science…