Tag: science

Jun 3, 2014

4 Audio Illusions That Will Mess With Your Brain

4 Audio Illusions That Will Mess With Your Brain

We all know our eyes can play tricks on us. After watching this you may not trust your ears either! Watch (and listen) as the crew at AsapSCIENCE explain four classic audio illusions in rapid-fire succession.

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Jun 2, 2014

This is What Happens When Engineers Own Dogs

This is What Happens When Engineers Own Dogs

It was only a matter of time before an engineer devised a way for a dog to play fetch with itself. And that time is now. Behold! A dog-powered catapult, filmed in all of its 240p glory :)

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May 20, 2014

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways

Solar roadways is one of those ideas that sounds too good to be true. Too ambitious, too costly, and if it makes so much sense why isn’t it being done already? All valid questions but the video is compelling and certainly entertaining. If you would like more information, check out the Indigogo project page…

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May 19, 2014

You Know What’s Cooler Than Magnetic Putty? 100 lbs of Magnetic Putty

You Know What’s Cooler Than Magnetic Putty? 100 lbs of Magnetic Putty

Magnetic Thinking Putty is like normal silly putty, only it’s embedded with millions of tiny micron-sized magnets. This gives the material some strange and fascinating properties. Watch what happens when the team at Vat19 answer burning questions from customers using 100 pounds of the magnetic substance.

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May 8, 2014

How To Saber a Champagne Bottle

How To Saber a Champagne Bottle

Sabrage is a technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a saber. In this informative video, Food Network celebrity Alton Brown shows us the proper technique for sabering a bottle of champagne. Sabrage became popular in France when the army of Napoleon visited many of the aristocratic domains. It was just after the French…

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Apr 24, 2014

Kanzi, a Male Bonobo, Learns How to Build a Fire and Toast Marshmallows

Kanzi, a Male Bonobo, Learns How to Build a Fire and Toast Marshmallows

Kanzi (born October 28, 1980) is a male bonobo currently living in the United States at Georgia State University’s Language Research Center. On a recent episode of BBC’s Monkey Planet, we see Kanzi build a fire, light it using matches and proceed to toast marshmallows on it. The bonobo (Pan paniscus) is a great…

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Apr 20, 2014

These Guys Made a Music Visualizer with 2,500 Individual Gas Flames

These Guys Made a Music Visualizer with 2,500 Individual Gas Flames

A Rubens’ tube (also known as a standing wave flame tube or flame tube) is a physics apparatus for demonstrating acoustic standing waves. Invented by German physicist Heinrich Rubens in 1905, it graphically shows the relationship between sound waves and sound pressure. Sune Nielsen and the team at Aarhus decided to take the Rubens’…

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