Physics

Close up photograph of a snowflake

Are All Snowflakes Unique?

Explore why no two snowflakes are unique and learn how they are formed in the clouds from water vapour, dust, and cold air.

Supersonic plane with shock waves.

How Does a Sonic Boom Work?

A sonic boom is a sound you hear when something (duh! airplane!) travels at a velocity faster than the velocity of sound (340 m/s). They are exactly heard when the airplane breaks the barrier of...

Lighting Strike at Sea

How Aquatic Animals Survive Lightning Strikes?

A single lightning discharge bolt has approximately five billion joules of energy in it and obviously is lethal enough to kill most of the living beings on earth. You might know how humans could survive...