Physics

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...

A motorbike leaning to his left to make a left turn.

Why Does a Bike Lean in a Turn?

When a professional racer approaches a steep turn, he/she leans almost to the ground to make the turn. Have you ever tried to analyze the physics behind this? Why is it so important for a...