The 2010 Physics.org Web awards honor the best sites dedicated to physics education and news. And I was honored to be one of the judges.
Now, the results are in. For every category, average science fans nominated their favorite sites, and judges voted from the top five nominees. If you already love physics, you'll be debating the winners in the comment section. If you're learning to love physics, these are the sites to bookmark. And if you're terrified of the "P" word, hopefully something here can convince you that it really isn't so bad.
Best blog: Starts with a bang
People's Choice winner: also Starts with a bang
Best Q&A site: The Last Word
People's choice winner: Physics Forums
President's prize: Zooniverse
People's Choice winner: also Zooniverse
Best online magazine: PopSci
People's Choice winner: Cosmos
Best podcast: Science weekly
People's Choice winner: also Science Weekly
Best kids' site: NASA Kids' Club
People's Choice winner: CERNland
Best revision site: S-cool
People's Choice winner: Cyberphysics
Congrats to all the finalists! I voted in the Online Magazine category and it was great to see so many sites offering such great physics coverage.
Image: A mural at CERN by artist Josef Kristofoletti depicting the ATLAS particle detector, a part of the Large Hadron Collider. According to CERN, the mural is three stories tall, but is still only 1/3 the size of the actual ATLAS detector.
Texas State University’s Body Farm (AKA Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University or FACTS) is a 45-year-old facility where the corpses of medical body donors are left to decompose so that researchers can observe the rate at which human remains are consumed by the elements, scavengers and microbes, allowing them to accurately date the […]
A better understanding how a sperm swims its way toward an egg could help inform new treatments for male infertility. Researchers from the University of York have now come up with a mathematical formula to model how large numbers of moving sperm interact with fluid they’re swimming through. From the University: By analysing the head […]
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When you can’t wait for the world’s longest meeting to end, the mindless leg bouncing makes your boredom obvious and just annoys everybody else. Everyone knows the TPS reports need the damn cover sheet, but some sadistic colleague keeps forgetting, probably on purpose just to eat into your lunch hour. Enough is enough!While serving a […]
What could be more fun than a slingshot that shoots tiny airplanes? A slingshot that shoots tiny glowing airplanes of course! These toy planes are outfitted with ultra-bright LEDs, so you can fly all night without losing them in the trees.Whether you are a regular-sized child, or an overgrown adult one, these light-up flyers offer […]
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]