Tag: science

Jan 28, 2017

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

90 secs of spinning can separate a blood sample into red/white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Longer spins can separate the part of the blood needed for malaria testing

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Jan 23, 2017

Animating a Dry Erase Stick Figure with Water and Air

Animating a Dry Erase Stick Figure with Water and Air

Twitter user @RYUSO01 discovered something cool. If you draw something on a surface like glass or acrylic with a dry erase marker and pour water over it, the ink will lift and you can ‘animate’ it by blowing the water around

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Jan 20, 2017

Here’s Where the Juice That Powers Your Favorite Devices Comes From

Here’s Where the Juice That Powers Your Favorite Devices Comes From

Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance explores lithium mining in Chile’s Atacama Desert

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Jan 18, 2017

4K Slow Motion: Visualizing Combustion with a See Through Engine and Phantom Camera

4K Slow Motion: Visualizing Combustion with a See Through Engine and Phantom Camera

The team at Warped Perception built a glass head for a Briggs and Stratton engine to make the combustion process visible

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Jan 7, 2017

Picture of the Day: Surface Tension

Picture of the Day: Surface Tension

“Do you have a minute to talk about your car insurance?”

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Jan 3, 2017

Bullet vs Prince Rupert’s Drop at 150,000 FPS

Bullet vs Prince Rupert’s Drop at 150,000 FPS

Destin of ‘Smarter Every Day’ shoots a bullet at a Prince Rupert’s Drop and captures the results with a Phantom camera

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Jan 3, 2017

Picture of the Day: An Avalanche on Mars as It was Occurring

Picture of the Day: An Avalanche on Mars as It was Occurring

In an incredible feat of technology and timing, the HiRISE camera captures an avalanche from above as it was occurring

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