Archive for September, 2012

September 20th, 2012 - 5:41 am § in Uncategorized

1000 years of war visualised

If you’ve ever wanted to get a true idea of how much the human can’t live without conflict, watch this video. Although most of the names can’t actually be made out, this video will truly give you a good idea of when and where battles took place throughout history. It’s nice t[...]

September 19th, 2012 - 5:59 am § in Uncategorized

Vihart blows our minds again.

If you’ve never seen a Vihart video, you’re truly missing out. She has a way of tackling these interesting math concepts in a way that is completely entertaining and compelling. Well here she does it again while explaining a math concept that I had never heard of, which is that .999.. (r[...]

September 18th, 2012 - 5:50 am § in Uncategorized

Evolution of the Moon

We’ve known the Moon as it is currently for our entire lives. That’s what the Moon is to us, the speckled, shady rock in the sky. It’s interesting to think, though, that it hasn’t always been that way. This video gives us a very interesting representation of how Moon turned f[...]

September 17th, 2012 - 5:36 am § in Uncategorized

New engine will change air travel forever

This is truly the next step for air travel. They’ve figured out a way to massively cool the air going in to a jet engine so that the engine doesn’t have to account for any overheating. This means they’ve basically taken the leash off of what jet engines are capable of and given the[...]

September 13th, 2012 - 5:34 am § in Uncategorized

Edge of the Universe

Here’s a funny little clip from a TED talk. Apparently an English pop singer made a comment in one of her songs about the edge of the universe, was corrected by a scientist, and proceeded to make a funny and accurate re-cut of her song to make herself feel better about it. Very cool.[...]

September 12th, 2012 - 3:37 pm § in Uncategorized

How Planet Mars may have lost its atmosphere.

Here is a very interesting video regarding Mars and its past. We’ve known Mars as it is our entire lives so it’s hard to believe that it was once a lush, attractive planet like Earth, but the truth is it very well could have been. This video describes a theory on the process that led [&h[...]

September 5th, 2012 - 5:53 am § in Uncategorized

Yellow is a lie.

In this latest Vsause video, we learn about the color yellow, and how it doesn’t actually exist the way we see it. There’s not a lot that fascinates me more than the way our brain interprets our surroundings whether it be visually or audibly and how we then experience those things. It se[...]

September 4th, 2012 - 5:45 am § in Uncategorized

What Earth would look like without water.

These hypotheticals are always fascinating to me. I don’t know the specifics, but clearly in this hypothetical, life would change dramatically for us, most likely resulting in this planet no longer being able to sustain life. It’s very interesting to see, though. Kind of reminds me of th[...]

September 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 am § in Uncategorized

Capturing light with high-speed photography.

I’m always fascinated by high-speed (super slow-mo) videos, as I’m sure many of you are as well. It’s just so interesting to see the way things work and react in a way that is impossible to tell with the naked eye. Not surprisingly, there are many scientific benefits that go along [...]