Saturday, October 26, 2013

Time-lapse photography

This amazing time-lapse video is the result of the photographer, Shane Black, traveling over 13,000 miles and capturing over 10,000 photos. The results is remarkable. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Producing More Physics Teachers

Dr. Utter and several of his colleagues in Physics, Psychology, and Education have been awarded aa $300,000 grant from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition. This grant is intended to make it possible for JMU to produce more qualified Physics teachers.  Along the way it is doing much more than simply generating more people interested in teaching physics. It is changing the way we teach physics in our department.

Check out the full article for all the details.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

An example of a Heat Engine

A start-up company has designed and built a device to convert heat into electricity. By heating one end in a flame or over a burner and cooling the other end with a reservoir of water, a temperature difference is created by which electricity can be produced. Thermodynamics in action!