Tag: explainer

Aug 9, 2017

An Elegant Lesson in Physics Told Through Blowing Bubbles

An Elegant Lesson in Physics Told Through Blowing Bubbles

Tom Noddy shows Marcus du Sautoy how bubbles form the most efficient shapes and how these change the more bubbles are joined together

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Aug 9, 2017

The Tiny Island in New York That Nobody’s Allowed to Visit

The Tiny Island in New York That Nobody’s Allowed to Visit

There’s a tiny island on the East River that you’ve probably never heard of, and you’re not allowed to visit it

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Jul 31, 2017

Shepard Tones: The Sound Illusion that Makes Christopher Nolan Movies So Intense

Shepard Tones: The Sound Illusion that Makes Christopher Nolan Movies So Intense

Christopher Nolan explains his obsession with Shepard Tones—layered sound waves that simulate a constant ascent in tone—to create a sensation of building tension

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Jul 27, 2017

Optimistic Nihilism

Optimistic Nihilism

The philosophy of Kurzgesagt, YouTube’s most existential science channel

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Jul 25, 2017

The Hidden Oil Patterns on Bowling Lanes

The Hidden Oil Patterns on Bowling Lanes

Every bowling lane has a hidden oil pattern that can affect the speed and direction of your ball

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Jul 18, 2017

Jason Yang Breaks Down Half a Cow and Explains Every Cut of Meat in the Process

Jason Yang Breaks Down Half a Cow and Explains Every Cut of Meat in the Process

The knife skills in this video are incredible

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Jul 12, 2017

That Story About the Million Dollar US Space Pen and Russian Pencil is BS

That Story About the Million Dollar US Space Pen and Russian Pencil is BS

Debunking an urban legend

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