Archive for April, 2012

April 16th, 2012 - 5:30 am § in Uncategorized

Lava vs. Water

There is something oddly relaxing about watching the constant struggle between lava and water. Just seeing this lava rock formed in the shape of the lava flow is very interesting, I don’t think I’ve seen a video quite like this.[...]

April 13th, 2012 - 5:13 am § in Uncategorized

“The New Sport”

I wonder if these things still exist in a museum somewhere. If so, I’ve never seen them. Cycle-skating was apparently the craze of 1923, I’m not sure I would have even been brave enough in the 1920′s to ever wear them. Rollerskates seem much more sturdy.[...]

April 11th, 2012 - 5:44 am § in Uncategorized

Using a strange camera exploit to learn about the physics of music.

If you have an iPhone 4 or a similar phone with a similar camera, you may have noticed some strange things while recording fast-moving objects. There’s a video of a propeller taken with a nokia camera that shows a similar effect. Well someone decided to use this stroboscopic effect in a more c[...]

April 10th, 2012 - 5:37 am § in Uncategorized

Revisiting the Titanic

We’re reaching the 100 year anniversary if the Titanic tragedy and National Geographic is doing some programming on the subject for a week or so. This gives everyone’s favorite filmmaker James Cameron another opportunity to revisit his obsession with this disaster. Here is a new CG anima[...]

April 9th, 2012 - 5:58 am § in Uncategorized

Music wakes up the brain.

This has got to be one of the more interesting things I’ve seen in a while. An old man in a nursing home who is usually barely responsive and unable to properly answer simple questions is able to break free of all of this just after listening to some music he enjoyed when he was […][...]

April 5th, 2012 - 5:27 am § in Uncategorized

The Dzhanibekov Effect

The Dzhanibekov Effect, or Tennis Racket Theorem, describes how an object with three different axis of inertia will, if given free rotation, will do so un-evenly in a very interesting way. Here is a video that demonstrates this theorem with a table tennis paddle.[...]

April 4th, 2012 - 5:29 am § in Uncategorized

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony visualized.

This has to be the best way for someone who can’t read musical notation to study a piece of music. It’s probably even a good idea for people who can read music to study it this way. Math plays a big factor in music an rhythm and with a visualization like this you can really […][...]

April 3rd, 2012 - 5:59 am § in Uncategorized

Canada abolishes the penny!

A while ago I posted a video by this same guy on why the penny is bad and how we shouldn’t use it anymore (You can find a link to that video inside this one). Well since then, Canada has done exactly what he wants the US to do! In this video he explains the […][...]

April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 am § in Uncategorized

Perpetual Ocean

If you ever needed to show someone that the ocean isn’t a static body of water, this is the video to do it with. This video highlights every current in the ocean from June 2005 to December 2007. I hope someone remembers this when in future we can have art on our walls that is […][...]