Tag: science

Mar 2, 2017

Carl Sagan Explains How Eratosthenes Knew the Earth Was Curved Over 2,200 Years Ago

Carl Sagan Explains How Eratosthenes Knew the Earth Was Curved Over 2,200 Years Ago

In this excerpt from episode 1 of Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’, he explains how the Greek scholar, Eratosthenes, knew the Earth was curved over 2,200 years ago

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Feb 27, 2017

Boston Dynamics Just Unveiled Their Latest Robot and.. Well We Had a Good Run

Boston Dynamics Just Unveiled Their Latest Robot and.. Well We Had a Good Run

‘Handle’ stands 6.5 ft tall, travels 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​ft vertically. ​With only 10 actuated joints, it is far less complex. Wheels are efficient on flat surfaces while legs can go almost anywhere

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Feb 27, 2017

In 1885 Wilson Bentley Took the First Ever Photographs of Snowflakes (23 Photos)

In 1885 Wilson Bentley Took the First Ever Photographs of Snowflakes (23 Photos)

He believed no two snowflakes were the same

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Feb 27, 2017

Macro Timelapse Reveals the Hundreds of Sweat Glands on the Tip of Your Finger Alone

Macro Timelapse Reveals the Hundreds of Sweat Glands on the Tip of Your Finger Alone

In this fascinating macro timelapse we see hundreds of tiny sweat glands atop the epidermal ridges bead with sweat

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Feb 22, 2017

What a Baby Can See In Its First 12 Months of Life

What a Baby Can See In Its First 12 Months of Life

According to research it takes babies approximately two years for their eyesight to fully develop. In fact, children can’t focus on their parents’ faces, even close up, until they’re around three months old

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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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