Tag: science

Jul 25, 2014

How Playing an Instrument Creates Fireworks in Your Brain

How Playing an Instrument Creates Fireworks in Your Brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive…

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Jun 27, 2014

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world – and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything…

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Jun 6, 2014

This Levitation Device is the Coolest Thing You Will See Today

This Levitation Device is the Coolest Thing You Will See Today

Illusion and science master Brusspup modified Crealev’s CLM 2 magnetic levitation module, hiding the magnetic disc in various objects like a chess board, pillow and Millennium Falcon. The unit can float objects weighing nearly 20 pounds! The song is The Last Sun produced by Brusspup.

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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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