Looking into the ways of water striders, the insects that walk (and run) on water
Thinking about physics while scared to death (on a falling roller coaster)
Caustics: mathematical curves generated by light shined through rippled plastic
In which simple equations show whether a knot will hold or slip
The physics of the follow, the draw and the masse (in billiards and pool)
What causes the color in plastic objects stressed between two polarizing filters?
What causes the "tears" that form on the inside of a glass of wine?
How lenses can be made out of ice, and what happens when coke is brewing in the ibrik
How to analyze a city traffic-light system from the outside looking in
Thermal oscillators: systems that seesaw, buzz or howl under the influence of heat
Simple and vivid demonstrations of advanced concepts in physics
What happens when water boils is a lot more complicated than you might think
Simple optical experiments in which spatial filtering removes the "noise" from pictures
Delights of the "wobbler," a coin or a cylinder that precesses as it spins
When different powders are shaken, they seem to have lives of their own
Walking on the shore, watching the waves and thinking on how they shape the beach
In which a Lifesaver lights up in the mouth and light takes funny bounces through a lens
The essence of ballet maneuvers is physics
What makes you sound so good when you sing in the shower?
"Floaters": visual artifacts that result from blood cells in front of the retina