EDUCATION: Popular Physics

Science  22 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5500, pp. 2207d
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2207d

Wondering why the sky is blue, or how lasers can cool atoms to absolute zero? Find out at PhysicsCentral, a new educational site from the American Physical Society (APS). Aimed at the high school level and up, the magazine-style site combines features written by its writers and articles reprinted from APS and elsewhere. There are brief reviews of topics such as nanotechnology and laser cooling, miniprofiles of scientists, links to the latest physics news, a “how things work” column, Web site reviews, and more. Find out how pressure waves recorded on audio CDs convey a singer's timbre and pitch, or read a physicist's scribblings on relativity in everyday life.

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