Tag: science

May 1, 2015

You Can’t Ride This Backwards Bicycle

You Can’t Ride This Backwards Bicycle

How learning to ride a backwards bicycle teaches us about knowledge, understanding, bias and neuralplasticity.

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Apr 29, 2015

How To Control Someone Else’s Arm With Your Brain

How To Control Someone Else’s Arm With Your Brain

Neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow, Greg Gage, is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, Gage uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor trick; it actually works. You have to see…

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Apr 24, 2015

Fire vs Water

Fire vs Water

It’s a giant water cannon versus a giant flame thrower, need I say more?

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Apr 15, 2015

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Can

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Can

Watch Bill ‘the engineer guy‘ detail the engineering choices underlying the design of the common beverage can. Bill explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near its lid, show close-ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on and details the complex…

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Apr 10, 2015

SpaceX Rocket Launches in 4K Ultra HD

SpaceX Rocket Launches in 4K Ultra HD

Check out this compilation of SpaceX rocket launches in glorious 4K. If your connection is slow, toggle to 1080 HD for smoother playback.

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Apr 6, 2015

This Moving Assembly Line of Machines Installs Railroad Tracks in Real Time

This Moving Assembly Line of Machines Installs Railroad Tracks in Real Time

What a brilliant feat of engineering! Watch this moving assembly line of machines install railroad tracks in real time.

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Apr 4, 2015

This Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein Vision Test Can Quickly Tell If you Need Glasses

This Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein Vision Test Can Quickly Tell If you Need Glasses

Who do you see? MIT researcher and scientist Aude Oliva created this hybrid image made from the high spatial frequency components of a picture of Albert Einstein and the low spatial frequency components of a picture of Marilyn Monroe. From close up, Albert Einstein should be seen. At a greater distance or smaller size,…

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