Archive for June, 2012

June 22nd, 2012 - 5:23 am § in Uncategorized

Horse Puppet!

Honestly, when something is this intricate, I don’t think “puppet” does it justice. This is a demonstration of a “horse puppet” used in a stage production of War Horse. It’s pretty obvious that all three people operating the horse have studied horse behavior very [...]

June 21st, 2012 - 5:23 am § in Uncategorized

Carl Sagan explains the fourth dimension.

If there’s anyone I want explaining a scientific concept to me, it’s Carl Sagan. I’ve seen videos about the fourth dimension before, but none quite as interesting and well-explained as this one. I can only hope that in museums in the future they have Carl Sagan holograms walking ar[...]

June 20th, 2012 - 5:16 am § in Uncategorized

Fukushima Radioactive Ocean Impact

Obviously there were countless tragedies that resulted from the Fukushima disaster, but here we’re able to look at just one. I really wasn’t sure how massive the environmental impact was for a nuclear disaster like this and this video definitely makes it clear. It’s amazing and tru[...]

June 19th, 2012 - 5:13 am § in Uncategorized

Looking at a hard drive in slow motion.

I have to admit, I don’t really know how hard drives work. I know there’s something spinning really fast and if you drop it enough times it will just click really loudly and not work. Well this video won’t exactly tell you every detail on how a hard drive works, but you’ll ge[...]

June 18th, 2012 - 5:11 am § in Uncategorized

Cooking a hot dog with style.

In honor of Father’s Day yesterday, here’s a father doing something you wouldn’t be surprised by a father doing: cooking a hot dog with electricity. This is definitely a do not try at home type activity unless you’re confident in your resilience to electricity.[...]

June 12th, 2012 - 5:26 am § in Uncategorized

A new way for robots to grip

I believe I posted a video from this project a while back, but this one contains a good bit more information. I think the most amazing thing about this gripping method is how simple the concept is. There’s no crazy amount of science involved, just some coffee grounds being tightened around an [...]

June 11th, 2012 - 5:58 am § in Uncategorized

Cracking an egg deep under water

I’m really glad people do things like this. From astronauts randomly experimenting in space to things like this, any time someone has a unique environment like this it’s always when then film something interesting like this for those of us who don’t often find themselves 20 meters [...]

June 8th, 2012 - 5:34 am § in Uncategorized

Elephant uses tablet

I don’t even care that this is an ad, I love this video. I really had no idea elephants had so much dexterity with their trunks. He/she clearly understands how to use different apps as well. Turns out I underestimated both elephant intelligence and trunk skills.[...]

June 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am § in Uncategorized

Plotting out the transit of Venus

Apparently ever several years there are a pair of opportunities to see Venus pass in front of the Sun from our view. These pairs are eight years apart and the distance between these pairs is quite larger. It seems strange to have such an uneven schedule of Venus sightings but there’s actually [...]

June 4th, 2012 - 5:46 am § in Uncategorized

How tall can we build?

Here’s one of the more interesting and informative videos I’ve seen in a while. Not surprising it came from Vsauce. Be prepared to learn everything you ever wanted to know about tall structures. The difference between a building and a structure, a little info on sunsets, and some talk ab[...]