Tag: science

Jan 23, 2015

Night Sky Timelapse with Stars Fixed Shows We’re Just a Rock Hurtling Through Space

Night Sky Timelapse with Stars Fixed Shows We’re Just a Rock Hurtling Through Space

In this stabilized time-lapse, the stars’ position in the night sky is fixed so you can get a sense of our planet’s movement through space. And now it’s time for some mind-boggling figures: – Earth rotates around its axis (at the Equator) at roughly 460 meters/second (503 yards/second) – Earth orbits around our Sun…

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Jan 16, 2015

The Coordinated Beauty of Thousands of Birds Moving In Sync

The Coordinated Beauty of Thousands of Birds Moving In Sync

Seen here is a huge flock of starlings (known as a murmuration), soaring above the skies of Utrecht in the Netherlands. While the science behind their uncanny coordination is not fully understood, what is known is at the individual level, when a neighbour moves, so do you. The hypnotic movements were captured earlier this…

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Jan 12, 2015

BMW Unveils Intelligent Lighting System at CES 2015

BMW Unveils Intelligent Lighting System at CES 2015

BMW showed off their impressive new laser and OLED lighting technology at CES 2015. The intelligent lighting system seeks to improve driver safety at night in a number of innovative ways. Watch the demo to learn more.

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Jan 9, 2015

Deep Zoom Into Andromeda: Exploring the Largest Hubble Image Ever Taken

Deep Zoom Into Andromeda: Exploring the Largest Hubble Image Ever Taken

It’s like photographing a beach and resolving individual grains of sand. NASA recently released the largest Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, displaying sweeping views of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31). Though the galaxy is over 2 million light-years away, the Hubble telescope is powerful enough to resolve individual stars in a…

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Jan 7, 2015

This Glass of Water Came from Human Waste

This Glass of Water Came from Human Waste

Bill Gates recently got to check out the Omniprocessor, an ingenious machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, which turns human waste into water and electricity. In places without good waste treatment plants, it could be a real game-changer.

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Jan 5, 2015

How Whales Can Change an Entire Ecosystem

How Whales Can Change an Entire Ecosystem

George Monbiot explains how whales can change an entire ecosystem through a process known as a trophic cascade. Trophic cascades are ecological processes which start at the top of the food chain and tumble all the way down to the bottom. This video is a follow-up to the original segment on the impact of…

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Dec 24, 2014

Did You Know Dominos Can Topple Dominos 1.5x Their Size?

Did You Know Dominos Can Topple Dominos 1.5x Their Size?

A domino can knock over another domino about 1.5x larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain reaction that starts with a tiny push and knocks down an impressively large domino. Learn the science behind this fascinating experiment.

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