Tag: science

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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Dec 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Photograph by Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration Scientists in northern Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula recently descended into a massive, newly formed crater. Vladimir Pushkarev, the leader of the new mission and director of the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration, took probes and made measurements with his team in hopes determining the cause of the…

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Dec 15, 2014

Super Slow Motion Bridge Demolition

Super Slow Motion Bridge Demolition

Watch demolition experts fell the old Marble Falls Bridge in Central Texas in super slow motion. Photographer Kirk Drummond captured the amazing scene on a Red Epic camera filming at 300 FPS. Over 950 feet of metal truss works collapsed in an eventful four seconds after having been up for nearly 78 years. According…

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Dec 13, 2014

A Music Video Made Entirely of Experiments for Visualizing Sound

A Music Video Made Entirely of Experiments for Visualizing Sound

Cymatics is the feature single off of Nigel Stanford’s latest instrumental album Solar Echoes. The music video consists of a number of interesting sound visualization experiments. If you have a good screen be sure to watch this in stunning 4K!

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Dec 6, 2014

Inside Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Centers

Inside Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Centers

Amazon unveils their eighth generation fulfillment center which utilizes robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and almost 20 years worth of software and mechanical innovations. The company is currently operating 10 of these new generation fulfillment centers across the U.S. Some features of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center include: – Kiva robots of which Amazon…

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Dec 1, 2014

Fried Shrimp in Three Seconds Flat

Fried Shrimp in Three Seconds Flat

Meanwhile in Japan, the most metal way to make fried shrimp ever. The live action demonstration was a spot for Japanese telecom Docomo as a memorable way to tout their high-speed LTE cellular network. No CG was used in the making of this video.

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