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Minute Physics: Student Explains Tough Science Using 'Time-Lapsed Drawing

"...getting people excited about science and curious about the world."

Finally, physics -- and other scientific topics -- explained without the pain of hours of lecture and endless homework.

Henry Reich, 24, with the help of his black Crayola marker sheds light concepts of physics and other cool science in one minute videos.

Reich describes as "time-lapsed drawing," not quite animation. Reich just makes a doodle and speeds up the drawings on film.

Reich, who was scientifically trained in physics and is now working on a masters in fine arts for film, said in an email to The Blaze that although he created the first video for fun, he continued the series because he is "concerned about the poor state of science education." Minute Physics series was born.

"I think a part of fixing that is getting people excited about science and curious about the world," Reich said. "I've been inspired by xkcd, Khan academy and RSA Animate, and wanted to create a sort of fusion of their styles -- animated, educational shorts with an artistic aesthetic."

So, got a minute or two?

Did you know that the most accurate way to prove we live in 3D isn't just using coordinates x,y,z? Watch Reich explain:

Quantum tunneling sound scary? Reich makes it accessible:

Classic. The uncertainty principal. Learn it:

Why are parts of fire blue? Why does it move in such a way? Physics (and Reich) can tell you:

Minute Physics started in June and since then attention has grown exponentially. The YouTube Channel has more than 23,400 views and several videos have been featured on New Scientist. Reich said he was especially excited when he learned that a Fields medalist -- which he describes as like a Nobel Prize winner for math -- had been watching and sharing some of his videos online.

[H/T New Scientist]

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