Archive for August, 2011

August 25th, 2011 - 5:40 am § in Uncategorized

Self-Inflating Bike Tire.

Here’s a video showing off a pretty cool invention in the form of a tire that will inflate itself while you ride on it. It works by having a small hollow tube on the outside of the tire that is constantly being pressed, thus pushing air in to the tire, it’s all explained in the […[...]

August 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 am § in Uncategorized

Floating Water Bridge

Another interesting fluid experiment here. With the help of surface tension, a small stream of water is able to stay connected as the two containers are moved apart. The video is followed by a detailed explanation.[...]

August 19th, 2011 - 5:16 am § in Uncategorized

Brazil through Jim Carrey’s eyes.

I know it’s probably like this to be a huge celebrity when you’re in your own country, but I didn’t know it would be the same if you were thousands of miles away. Watch as people watch Jim Carrey.[...]

August 18th, 2011 - 5:19 am § in Uncategorized

The wonders of liquid helium.

Another video about fluid, but this one has a bit more hard science behind it. In this short clip from a BBC documentary, scientists explore some pretty interesting properties of liquid helium. Apparently there is such thing as a super liquid.[...]

August 17th, 2011 - 5:16 am § in Uncategorized

The Kaye effect.

Here’s a short video of a mysterious property of liquid known as the kay effect. In the video they pour down shampoo in a stream and after piling up, it streams out at an upward angle as if forced to. It’s very strange looking and apparently they’re not sure what the explanation is[...]

August 16th, 2011 - 5:10 am § in Uncategorized

How the Large Hadron Collider works.

Do you know how the LHC works? I sure didn’t. With diagrams and narration, this video does a great job of explaining exactly what goes on at what most people think is a doomsday device. Definitely a must see if you’ve ever had any interest.[...]

August 15th, 2011 - 5:35 am § in Uncategorized

Horizon: Do You See What I See?

Very interesting subject of this documentary. I’ve always wondered how different colors affect different people and this video shows a few experiments that give answers to that question. I was very glad to find this one.[...]

August 12th, 2011 - 5:31 am § in Uncategorized

Shoe Bike

Another toy I would love to play with. Professional motorcross biker Travis Pastrana jumps and flips on a bike with shoes for tires. Enjoy.[...]

August 11th, 2011 - 5:37 am § in Uncategorized


GelSight is one of the cooler things I’ve seen recently. It basically takes silly putty’s ability to replicate things it’s been mashed against and multiplies it by a thousand. It’s useful for everything between art examination and forensic detective work, as the video shows.[...]

August 10th, 2011 - 5:28 am § in Uncategorized

NASA Research looking for life in space.

These researchers are looking in meteorites and samples from our own planet for nucleobases, and have been finding them and studying them. Just another one of the many ways we might be able to find out more about DNA and our origins.[...]