An Impressive Video Comparison of the Sizes of Planets and Stars [Video]

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Sure, I’m sure you’ve all seen similar videos on the web in the past, but this one is particularly well made, so I thought it was worth sharing anyways. [morn1415]

A Battle Of Fire And (Dry) Ice

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The Backyard Scientist returns for another experiment truly worthy of the “Don’t Try This At Home” warning. This time he pits a freeze-ray made of liquid nitrogen against a flamethrower.

Wind Turbine Shows There’s Beauty In Death

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While equipment catching fire is always bad news, at least there’s something visually pleasing from 10 seconds into this clip of a wind turbine’s final moments of operation.

Now That’s What I Call A Dotty Professor [Video]

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Walter Lewin is a retired MIT physics professor with a doctorate in nuclear physics and a noted expert in using X-ray detection for astrophysics. He’s received honors from Nasa and a Guggenheim Fellowship, including recognition for his bringing science to a mass audience through online videos. But none of that is as impressive as his ability to […]

Incredible Optical Zoom Takes You To The Moon

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This stunning video was made using the Nikon P900 which has an impressive 83x optical zoom. [Via: Gizmodo]

One Step Closer to Skynet: IBM Uses Blu-Ray Tech For Artificial Brain

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IBM has created artificial neurons that work in a way much closer to a human brain than previous efforts. It’s a step closer to creating computers that learn in the same way as humans. The project is the latest attempt to overcome the biggest weakness of computers: that in principle a processor can only do […]

Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained [Science Video]

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There are cosmic snipers firing Gamma-Ray Bursts at random into the universe. What are they and what happens if they hit us? Find out in the latest video from “In a Nutshell.” [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

Octopuses Are Ridiculously Smart [Video]

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Octopuses are smart! They play with toys, pull off daring escapes, and are masters of disguise. But they’re also smart in a lot of ways that the human mind probably can’t comprehend. For example, they basically have independent brains in their arms! Press play to learn way more! [Sci Show]

Ice Bucket Challenge Pays Off Big Time

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The ALS Association says the money raised by the ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze has helped researchers identify a gene that contributes to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. That could provide a new route for providing therapy for the incurable disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. […]

The Pizza Equation: How to Get the Max Amount of Pizza for the Least Money [Video]

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Get the most out of pizza with some simple math! [ASAP Science]

Scientists Find Gold Makes Titanium Even Tougher

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Researchers have unintentionally created an alloy that’s four times harder than pure titanium. It could be an unexpected solution to knee and hip implants wearing out. The alloy is beta-Ti3Au, a combination of titanium and gold. A team lead by Professor Emilia Morosan of the Rice University in Houston originally created it as an experiment […]