Tag: science

Feb 20, 2017

This Is What Happens When You Microwave a Bar of Soap

This Is What Happens When You Microwave a Bar of Soap

Steve Mould found a way to film inside a microwave without destroying the camera. Watch the bubbles of air inside the bar expand to create this cool effect

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Feb 19, 2017

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

In this clip from the 1958 film “Gateways to the Mind“, we see how our mind plays tricks on us and why you should never trust a trapezoid

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Feb 11, 2017

This Light Painting, Double Pendulum Elegantly Demonstrates Chaotic Movement

This Light Painting, Double Pendulum Elegantly Demonstrates Chaotic Movement

“Pendulus” is a double pendulum built by Devin Montes that visualizes the unpredictable patterns of chaotic movement in real-time

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Feb 4, 2017

This Is Why You Never Load the Heavy Stuff at the Back of the Trailer

This Is Why You Never Load the Heavy Stuff at the Back of the Trailer

For the safest towing experience, load 60% of your weight to the front of the trailer and 40% to the back.

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Jan 28, 2017

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

90 secs of spinning can separate a blood sample into red/white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Longer spins can separate the part of the blood needed for malaria testing

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Jan 23, 2017

Animating a Dry Erase Stick Figure with Water and Air

Animating a Dry Erase Stick Figure with Water and Air

Twitter user @RYUSO01 discovered something cool. If you draw something on a surface like glass or acrylic with a dry erase marker and pour water over it, the ink will lift and you can ‘animate’ it by blowing the water around

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Jan 20, 2017

Here’s Where the Juice That Powers Your Favorite Devices Comes From

Here’s Where the Juice That Powers Your Favorite Devices Comes From

Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance explores lithium mining in Chile’s Atacama Desert

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