The saying ‘bigger is better’ has taken the nation by storm, whether it’s describing the size of your phone or your television. But for the people over at Physics Girl, they’ve taken a liking to the exact opposite of that perspective, shrinking.
Now you may remember “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” where an inventor’s shrink ray miniaturized his children, but this shrinking isn’t movie magic. Using a capacitor, a coil and some electricity they are able to actually shrink a quarter to a notably smaller size. Although it isn’t truly shrinking, but more compressing, it gives the illusion that the quarter has been shrunk down. Continue reading