Archive for January, 2012

January 31st, 2012 - 5:04 am § in Uncategorized

How this 100-year-old stays sharp.

I wouldn’t be posting this video if this woman didn’t sound sharper than anyone even remotely close to her age that I’ve met, but she does. Now it’s not necessarily the games that have kept her this way, she may have just always been bright and never slowed down, but there ha[...]

January 30th, 2012 - 5:21 am § in Uncategorized

Mathematically analyzing Spongebob Squarepants.

Here’s another Vihart video, and I’m not surprised at all with the subject matter she’s taking on, but it’s done with the same thoroughness and style we’re used to. So if you can look past the fact that they’re having campfires underwater and drinking classes of w[...]

January 27th, 2012 - 5:02 am § in Uncategorized


This video is a perfect example of the power of the internet. Someone has the freedom to upload footage of their cat playing the piano (which 23 million people view), and then a Lithuanian composer (Mindaugas Piečaitis) can compose a concerto around the footage of the cat playing the piano and uplo[...]

January 26th, 2012 - 5:14 am § in Uncategorized

Astonishing Molecular Machines

One of the most important ways to understand what’s going on on a molecular level in your body is to see it yourself. Unfortunately not everyone has the capability to do such a thing, and even if they did they might not even know what they’re looking at. This is why scientists have alway[...]

January 25th, 2012 - 5:07 am § in Uncategorized


Thorium is one of those things that’s almost too good to be true. It’s a power source that’s better in just about every way than nuclear power. The cost, the availability, the environmental effect, the amount of space a station would make up. All we need is for someone with money t[...]

January 24th, 2012 - 5:43 am § in Uncategorized

The Human Spark

I believe I posted a video from this study at some point last year, however this one shows both sides of the experiment. It’s a study of chimpanzees and human infants on their instincts to help someone who is having trouble accomplishing someone. It was an interesting enough video before when [...]

January 23rd, 2012 - 5:19 am § in Uncategorized

Why Do We Dream?

Dreams are another one of those aspects of the brain that have always fascinated me. Apparently not only can they entertain us, but they help us remember things we learned during the day. I think I’ve posted one of this this guy’s videos before, he has a really thorough way of explaining[...]

January 20th, 2012 - 5:00 am § in Uncategorized

Alex Honnold.

Today I learned about Alex Honnold, an insane person. Let me clarify, today I learned about Alex Honnold, free solo climber. This means that Alex climbs mountain walls with no ropes, no safety nets, nothing more than his shoes and a bag of chalk for his hands. He’s not just any free solo climb[...]

January 19th, 2012 - 5:31 am § in Uncategorized

Incredible avalanche footage

There’s nothing wrong with a professionally filmed, crisp and narrated piece of footage of an event like this, but sometimes I just prefer something I very well could’ve pulled out my camera and taken myself. This is a controlled avalanche in British Columbia that happened on January 10t[...]

January 18th, 2012 - 5:02 am § in Uncategorized

Our Internet

I’m sure you’ve noticed that things aren’t quite right on the Internet today. This is because a number of prominent websites are protesting SOPA and PIPA. This video will outline a few reasons why this is the case.[...]