Archive for February, 2012

February 29th, 2012 - 5:28 am § in Uncategorized

Leap Year Explained.

It’s leap day! Why does this day exist? You’re about to find out.[...]

February 28th, 2012 - 5:24 am § in Uncategorized

History of the World: Part 1

No, I’m not talking about the Mel Brooks movie. This might be one of the most ambitious and intriguing youtube channels I’ve seen. John Green, with the help of some film people and his old history teacher is realeasing 40 episodic youtube videos chronicling the history of the world. Not [...]

February 27th, 2012 - 5:50 am § in Uncategorized

The Briggs-Rauscher Iodine Oscillating Reaction.

Now apparently this is something you can do fairly easy on your own, but I’m guessing you should have some prior knowledge and experience with chemistry before trying it. Prepare to be amazed though, this reaction seems to have a mind of its own. He does a great job throughout the video of exp[...]

February 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 am § in Uncategorized

The Periodic Table Table

This has to be one of the coolest collections I’ve ever seen. It all stemmed from a misconception, but Theo Gray, one of the guys behind Wolfram Alfa, has made a table to hold every element of the periodic table. Now it turns out he can’t actually keep all of the elements in the table [&[...]

February 22nd, 2012 - 5:06 am § in Uncategorized

Hearing in three dimensions

This is some pretty fascinating stuff right here. To be able to recreate a 3D audio image with only 2 side-by-side speakers is something I would’ve thought was impossible. Above all it’s the help this brings to the hearing impaired that makes this impressive. It’s like the differen[...]

February 21st, 2012 - 5:04 am § in Uncategorized

Atlas V rocket ripples through the sky

Apart from 1:50 to 1:55 this a pretty standard rocket launch video. However I’ve never seen such a visible, rippling shockwave before. Hundreds and thousands of years ago people were wondering whether they could outrun cheetahs and horses and now here we are moving faster than sound.[...]

February 20th, 2012 - 5:27 am § in Uncategorized

Solar Cyclones

It’s amazing that there is this much detail in something that seems so plain to us. According to the video description these are streams of plasmids being twisted around by magnetic forces in the sun. It seems so alien but it’s really just this big ball of gas that we wouldn’t be a[...]

February 17th, 2012 - 5:03 am § in Uncategorized

Some of the best fish art on Earth.

This is some of the most unique art I’ve ever seen. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori uses layering of resins and paint to make these incredibly realistic 3D goldfish art. They always look like they’re moving even though they’re completely still. You can see more here “Goldfis[...]

February 15th, 2012 - 5:03 am § in Uncategorized

Stephen Fry on language

If you havent heard of Stephen Fry hes a English comedian and hes very funny. If you just cringed at that sentence and don’t know why I left it that way, go ahead and watch the video. Now I don’t think he’s saying people should sound like idiots or purposefully not care about gramm[...]

February 14th, 2012 - 5:51 am § in Uncategorized

This hawk can get through anything

I’ve always thought birds were some of the more impressive creatures on Earth and this kind of shows why. It’s not just the fact that they can fly, which is great and all, it’s just how their whole bodies seem to act as one unit. With un-matched speed it seems that birds can react [...]