Tag: science

Dec 1, 2014

Wanderers – Short Film About Space Exploration Narrated by Carl Sagan

Wanderers – Short Film About Space Exploration Narrated by Carl Sagan

Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where…

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Nov 30, 2014

How To Make the World’s Simplest Electric Train

How To Make the World’s Simplest Electric Train

All you need is some copper wire, a few magnets a battery and voila! A simple electric train you can make at home. However the best part of this video doesn’t happen until the very end… Best URL ever! Alternatively, you can subscribe to “AmazingScience 君” here.

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Nov 25, 2014

Tesla Portrait Made from Sparks of Electricity

Tesla Portrait Made from Sparks of Electricity

Watch artist Phil Hansen ‘paint’ a portrait of Nikola Tesla using sparks of electricity! You can find many more interesting art projects by Phil on his website and Facebook page.

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Nov 23, 2014

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Harvard’s Department of Natural Sciences demonstrates an optical technique known as Schlieren Optics, that allows us to see small changes in the index of refraction in air. A point source of light is reflected from a concave mirror and focused onto the edge of a razor blade, which is mounted in front of the…

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Nov 20, 2014

Why Rivers Curve

Why Rivers Curve

Have you ever wondered why rivers curve instead of flow in a straight line? Learn why in this informative 2.5 minute video.

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Nov 11, 2014

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

On 7 November 2014 at the famous Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France, François Gissy reached a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph) on a rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold Neracher. The top speed was achieved around the 250-meter mark and the bike travelled a quarter-mile in less than 7…

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Nov 6, 2014

Astronauts Put GoPro Inside Water Bubble and Film the Results

Astronauts Put GoPro Inside Water Bubble and Film the Results

During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size…

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