When the Texas Rangers were in the World Series again, I thought about the physics of pitching curveballs. If you know the science behind it, you probably don’t pitch better curveballs, but it’s interesting to know why the ball moves the way it does. But who knows, maybe it does. Let me know if it actually helps to improve your pitching. Continue reading “Physics of a curveball”
Sometimes when it rains, you can see a rainbow. A rainbow appears only when it is raining and sunny at the same time. But the sun, the clouds and you, have to be at a certain position in order to observe a rainbow.
It’s not that everything is lit up by blue light. No, sunlight is actually white. But the sky is blue. Where does this color come from? And think about this: the sky is only blue if there are no clouds. Clouds, fog, dust, and haze are all white. So how comes, that the sky is blue, but clouds are white? Continue reading “Why is the sky blue?”