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May 22nd, 2013 - 12:10 pm § in Uncategorized

Watch thermal tile in action.

This kind of material is a perfect example of our ability to adapt in the name of science. Many people would view the problem of burning up due to high speeds while re-entering the atmosphere as an unsolvable problem. It would seem as if some things just aren’t meant to be or can’t be ac[...]

May 16th, 2013 - 1:40 pm § in Uncategorized

What is a second?

Why don’t you have a seat and let James May explain to you exactly how we came to the measurement of time we call a second. I certainly didn’t know when and why it came to be. I’ve only known James May as a presenter on Top Gear, but it seems like he also likes […][...]

May 15th, 2013 - 12:11 pm § in Uncategorized

Finding new planets – Exoplanets explained

This is an interesting video that seems to be a conversation about finding new planets set to an animation. Most of what these guys are saying I won’t even pretend to be able to fully grasp, but I was able to understand a few basic concepts from watching this video.[...]

May 14th, 2013 - 10:32 am § in Uncategorized

Expedition 35 arriving from space

  I was surprised to learn yesterday that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his crew had arrived back on Earth from the ISS, I hadn’t realized Expedition 35 was coming back so soon. ¬†You may remember a couple videos I posted before from Chris Hadfield. Pretty much everything he’[...]

May 10th, 2013 - 10:46 am § in Uncategorized

How to build a lathe

Not so much a how-to video, but more of a chronicle of one man’s journey through turning wood into something more useful. This is a very neat video that actually does go step by step through his process of making this contraption. The simplicity of this video really makes me think I could do s[...]

May 9th, 2013 - 10:51 am § in Uncategorized

The Cockroach – The Perfect Creature

We’ve all heard the legends of their ability to survive and I’m sure some of us refuse to believe it but the fact remains that cockroaches are incredibly resilient creatures. This video will give a rundown of just why they are so special and which cockroaches are more special than others[...]

May 8th, 2013 - 10:17 am § in Uncategorized

The unsinkable ant raft

Another random clip today but this one was just too interesting to pass up. These ants have linked together, are floating on top of water and now even with the force of a tool coming down on them they won’t sink below the surface. Pretty cool.[...]

May 7th, 2013 - 10:27 am § in Uncategorized

Meteor footage over Japan

Here’s a short clip of a meteor flying in over Japan and then exploding in the atmosphere. It’s good to know someone’s at least keeping an eye on all this stuff flying around in space.[...]

May 6th, 2013 - 5:11 am § in Uncategorized

Making movies with atoms

The thought of making a stop-motion animation with atoms probably never would have entered my mind for my whole life had I not seen this video. I am grateful for all the creativity in the world, especially when it’s as surprising as this.[...]