Why a cat always lands on its feet

This is the first live cat recorded on film, and it’s being dropped to solve a physics problem: Why do cats always land on their feet? It’s a question that was driving 19th-century scientists nuts. Until one of them used an unexpected tool to solve the mystery: a camera. Étienne-Jules Marey was an obsessive scientist […]

Schrödinger’s cat: A thought experiment in quantum mechanics – Chad Orzel

Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger is one of the founders of quantum mechanics, but he’s most famous for something he never actually did: a thought experiment involving a cat. He imagined taking a cat and placing it in a sealed box with a device that had a 50% chance of killing the cat in the next […]

How to Teleport Schrödinger’s Cat

There are basically three kinds of teleportation: the kind where the thing you want to teleport is somehow instantly moved from one location to another perhaps by a loophole in the fabric of spacetime or magic or something ; the kind where you disassemble the object and send the pieces to the faraway location to […]

How This Cat Survived A 32-Story Fall

Narrator: 32 stories above the streets of New York City, a cat fell from a window and lived. After vets treated the cat’s chipped tooth and collapsed lungs, the feline was sent home two days later. Cats fall a lot, and they’ve gotten really good at it. Drop a cat upside down, for example, and […]

Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics | Smarter Every Day 58

Hey it’s me Destin Welcome back to SmarterEveryDay So you’ve probably observed that cats almost always land on their feet Today’s question is why. Like most simple questions there’s a very complex answer For instance let me reword this question How does a cat go from feet up To feet down In a falling reference […]

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