Archive for February, 2012

February 13th, 2012 - 5:20 am § in Uncategorized

Inner life of the cell

Here’s a nice relaxing Monday video. Check out these very detailed animations of different types of cells throughout the body. It’s a great illustration of the depth of what’s going on in our bodies.[...]

February 10th, 2012 - 5:47 am § in Uncategorized

Saving a humpback

I know I just posted a pretty cool whale video but this one just blew me away. A group of humpback whale trackers and a family were out tracking the whales when they came across one that had become stuck in a local fishing net. They then spent hours trying to make sure the whale […][...]

February 9th, 2012 - 5:42 am § in Uncategorized

Triple Point

Here’s another crazy property of liquids I didn’t know about. Apparently you can achieve a “triple point” with Tert-Butyl at which it will freeze and boil at the same time. If you’re feeling truly adventerous, here is a link to directions on how to do this experiment on[...]

February 7th, 2012 - 5:59 am § in Uncategorized

Orbiting the knitting needles

I always love random space experiments and this one seems to be just about as random as interesting as any of them. Using knitting needles made out of different materials, and by rubbing them with paper, they are able to study thew way water droplets orbit these needles back and forth. It’s in[...]

February 6th, 2012 - 5:09 am § in Uncategorized

Fano flow

This is a very interesting characteristic I’ve never seen in a liquid before. Apparently some non-Newtonian “elastic” fluids can maintain a seemingly solid connection between something that is syphoning the fluid and the container the fluid is in. The result is a Terminator 2-like [...]

February 3rd, 2012 - 5:07 am § in Uncategorized

Close encounter with a whale

I can’t imaging being in a situation where a living being that large is checking me out. Not only that, but I’m water, a place I have a hard time moving around and can’t breathe in without machines. It takes a certain kind of bravery to do what these guys do, this is a great [&hell[...]

February 2nd, 2012 - 5:47 am § in Uncategorized

Product testing at its finest

This is a true example of a versatile product that can stand the test of time. A super insulating foam that is completely fire resistant, and completely edible and biodegradable. If you listen to him list off the things this product can be used for you’ll realize its worth.[...]

February 1st, 2012 - 5:59 am § in Uncategorized

The quadrotor swarm

You may remember I posted a video from this project a while back. Well they’ve been doing some more work. It was pretty scary to see this tiny floating machine to do well-choreographed maneuvers through tight spaces, but now to see 20 of them all doing it together? Robots are way better at bei[...]