Tag: science

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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Mar 30, 2014

This is the Most Interesting Car Vent in the World

This is the Most Interesting Car Vent in the World

Well that’s a statement I never thought I would make. But here we are. If you have seen a more interesting car vent please advise in the comments below.

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Feb 27, 2014

Richard Feynman Explains the Beauty of Science

Richard Feynman Explains the Beauty of Science

Listen as Nobel Prize-winning, theoretical physicist Richard Feynman (1918 – 1988) explains the beauty of science. You can feel the passion in his voice. Another video wonderfully edited by Reid Gower who put together the popular Sagan Series on YouTube. This is part 1 of the ongoing Feynman Series.

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Feb 24, 2014

This Time-Lapse Video of Snowflakes Being Formed is Absolutely Beautiful

This Time-Lapse Video of Snowflakes Being Formed is Absolutely Beautiful

A breathtaking microscopic time-lapse by Vyacheslav Ivanov shows the formation of various snowflakes. The song is Avril 14th by Aphex Twin. Incredible footage and beautifully edited.

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Feb 4, 2014

I Had No Idea a Giant Magnet and Thick Copper Pipe Would Do This

I Had No Idea a Giant Magnet and Thick Copper Pipe Would Do This

I have never wanted a giant neodymium magnet and thick copper pipe more than I do right now! According to Wikipedia: “A neodymium magnet (also known as NdFeB, NIB or Neo magnet), the most widely used type of rare-earth magnet, is a permanent magnet made from an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron to…

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