January 15, 2015 (Vol. 35, No. 2)


Strong Points: Large collection of videos
Weak Points: None


The people at the University of Nottingham certainly have a way with science videos. Not only have they provided the world with videos about every element of the Periodic Table, but they also have an entire site—Sixty Symbols—dedicated to the symbols of physics and astronomy. Well really, the site is dedicated to concepts that can be depicted by symbols, such as a cat symbol for—yes, you guessed it—Schrödinger’s cat. The videos on the website tend to be between 5 and 10 minutes in length. Visitors to the site will truly find an eclectic collection of videos, including ones entitled magic square, ghost particles, birefringence, and ferrofluid. Don’t be alarmed if you have no idea what each symbol signifies—simply mouse over the symbol to display the video title.

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