Physics

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...

A simple toy gyroscope.

How Gyroscopes Work? – an Intuitive Explanation

The physics involved in Gyroscopes could be very hard to comprehend at times and could even seem so unbelievable. Despite it defying the gravity, it also defies our intuition. The underlying physics is rather very...

Hot air balloons rising amidst the clouds.

How Earth’s Atmosphere Leak into Space?

We all know that our earth’s atmosphere is more or less in a state of hydrostatic equilibrium. Which means, the force due to the pressure gradient in the atmosphere is peacefully balanced by the earth’s...

Photograph of Plasma showing the bluish glow due to the presence of oxygen and nitrogen.

How St. Elmo’s Fire Works?

If you have ever voyaged across the sea or flown through a thunderstorm, you might have seen a bluish glow that closely resembles a sustained spark. It’s a phenomenon called as St. Elmo’s fire. The...