Archive for May, 2012

May 29th, 2012 - 5:10 am § in Uncategorized

All the water on Earth

Ever wonder just how much water is on the Earth? How much of that water is freshwater? This video is perfect for you. Just a simple animation of how large the body of all of the world’s water is compared to the size of Earth itself. Pretty interesting.[...]

May 28th, 2012 - 5:38 am § in Uncategorized

Is Pluto a planet?

Here’s a very interesting video not only about Pluto but also about how we classify planets in general. You’ll learn about a few other planets with similar stories to Pluto that I’ve never heard of and also why the word planet isn’t really all that great and it’s hard t[...]

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

Powers of Ten

Very interesting video that starts with a very close picture and zooms out constantly at an exponential rate all while facts about those distances are being told to us. I’ve always loved these kinds of videos that zoom out from a single object but I never thought they could be so informative a[...]

May 23rd, 2012 - 5:25 am § in Uncategorized

How Many Universes are There?

Here’s a neat little video about the multiverse theory. It’s pretty overwhelming how deep the theory goes and how many universes could theoretically exist.[...]

May 22nd, 2012 - 5:18 am § in Uncategorized

Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9

SpaceX was founded in 2002 and just 10 years later they’re helping NASA resupply the International Space Station. It really makes you feel like you can achieve anything if you really put all you have in to it. Who knows what will come of private companies being able to do this, but either way [...]

May 21st, 2012 - 5:50 am § in Uncategorized

How a smartphone accelerometer works.

Smartphones do a lot of neat things, some of them we probably take for granted without realizing just how cool they are. Check out this video to learn just how a phone can know how it’s oriented at all times. From how a basic accelerometer would work, to how the ones in a typical iphone [&hell[...]

May 18th, 2012 - 5:59 am § in Uncategorized

Abandoned Japanese road

I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like this before. You’re seeing what happens when a road that was once used regularly is completely ignored for years. I’m sure a more useful highway was created to make this road no longer needed, it’s just creepy so see something we[...]

May 15th, 2012 - 5:45 am § in Uncategorized

Gyroscopic gravity modification

I’ve always been fascinated by gyroscopes, but I can’t say I’ve ever played with one this large. I also wasn’t aware of how much a gyroscopic motion can affect the affect gravity has on an object. Watch as this heavy weight is able to be lifted above this man’s head wit[...]

May 14th, 2012 - 5:07 am § in Uncategorized

Time-lapse of European borders

In case you weren’t aware, Europe has gone through some changes in its lifetime. Land has changed hands time and time again in the constant struggle for a foothold on civilization. There’s no way to know the whole story from this one video, but it gives you a good idea of the consistent [...]

May 10th, 2012 - 5:52 am § in Uncategorized

Domino physics: from tiny to huge

Dominoes are always fun, but they’re usually not done like this. When you think of dominoes, it’s usually a huge line of dominoes of the same size. You may have also seen some videos where someone starts out with small objects lined up, and the sets of objects get eventually bigger. Well[...]