Jul 062014
 
How Far Can Legolas See

There’s a famous scene in Lord of the Rings when the elf Legolas claims to see the horsemen five leagues, around 24 km, away. He even says that their leader is very tall. Is this really possible? Educator Minute Physics reviews how we actually see light, and explains that Legolas most likely couldn’t see that far in real life. Of course, there aren’t elves in real life… 

 


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Apr 272014
 
How To See Without Wearing Glasses

Have you ever found yourself without your seeing eye-glasses? It’s a nightmare. Minute Physics explains an easy trick to see without wearing your glasses in this new video. Simply look through a small hole. The idea being that a small pin hole can focus light from any distance since it only allows light to come from one specific place.  

 


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Apr 112014
 
When Insanity Becomes Normal In Venezuela

Most people are unaware that Venezuela is in the midst of revolution. Ever since the dictator Hugo Chavez died, the country has been unstable. 

Now, instability has turned into chaos. 

Henry of the educational channel Minute Physics has a friend in Venezuela who is just a regular citizen trying to make it day by day. 

He explains in this powerful video how he has become complacent with the status-quo as a defense mechanism as he and his countrymen attempt to put their lives back together. 

 


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Feb 162014
 
How Modern Light Bulbs Work

The traditional incandescent light bulb was invented at the end of the 1800′s. That’s right. Countless people are still using 19th century technology. 

We can do better. 

There are an array of new light bulbs that are more effective and efficient at producing light than the old incandescent. 

Science channel Minute Physics covers them all and explains how they work in this new video.

 


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Jan 222014
 
Evolution And Natural Selection Explained

People often mix up evolution and natural selection. So what’s the difference?

Minute Physics clarifies in this new animation that Natural Selection, popularized by Darwin, is simply an explanation of how the world evolved.

Agree or disagree with Darwin’s theory, there’s no denying the world has been changing for many years, and still is.

 


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