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The Quantum Tunnel · 6M ago

How a Physicist redesigned the Ghostbuster’s Proton Pack

It can take a lot of effort to create a world where a film’s audience believes the world they see is (somewhat) real. To help make this possible, writers and directors turn to real-world exp...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

Explore the Science behind the Ghostbuster’s Proton Pack

The new Ghostbusters (2016) features a major upgrade to an iconic device: The Proton Pack. In the original movie, the Proton Pack was a portable particle accelerator that emitted a stream of...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

Flying West or East. Why is one faster?

In his Minute Physics video, Henry Reich looks at the somewhat paradoxical question of why is it faster to fly west than east. Given that the Earth rotates from west to east, we expect that ...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

Science of the Space Elevator A Bruntouchables Case

Building an elevator to space is not entirely new–the idea has been proposed as far back as 1895. Russian rocket scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, first came up with the idea in his manuscr...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

Metamaterials and the Science of Invisibility

Invisibility is just one of the many features of Kiera Cameron‘s (Rachel Nichols) City Protective Services (CPS) uniform. A cloaking device, such as the one used by CPS officers, deflects li...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

Continuum and the Bootstrap Paradox

Continuum’s present timeline seems to be littered with objects from the future. This is hardly surprising considering it is a time travel show. Objects like Kiera’s CMR, the Quantum Time Tra...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

Godzilla 2014: How Can The MUTO Talk? Communication and Echolocation

In the 2014 Godzilla reboot, Dr. Joe Brody discovers that the M.U.T.O. (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) may be using a form of echolocation to communicate with another of its kind...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

The Science of Continuum’s Cybernetic Visual Implants Seeing the Invisible with Night Vision Contact Lens

In the sixth episode of season two, “Second Truths”, we see Kiera go up against the mysterious serial killer known in 2077 as the Ouroboros Killer. Using her knowledge of the case in 2077, K...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

The Science of Godzilla’s Roar Does he really purr like a cat

There is nothing as intimidating or awe-inspiring as the most famous Kaiju’s roar. Though fictional, this is one of the things that defines him other than his massive size. But there are pro...
The Quantum Tunnel · 12M ago

The Roboroach and Mind Control in Continuum

In addition to time travel, Continuum also looks at how advance neurotechnologies, in the form of mind control and cyborgs, might affect society. In Season Three’s episode, “Minute to Win It...