If you pump iron regularly, or have been shoveling the damned snow out of your driveway for the past few months, you’ve probably wondered why people sweat in the first place. In the following video, mad scientist Robert Krampf shows us the mechanics behind this natural phenomenon.
Mark your calendars folks! Next Wednesday, starting at around 8:43PM EST, a total lunar eclipse will occur over the Americas. The next one is not due until December 2010, so if the sky is clear, get your derrière up from your computer chair and head outside to observe this rare phenomenon. A lunar eclipse happens […]
Armed with a backhoe and a handful of markers, Deborah Gordon studies ant colonies in the Arizona desert. She asks: How do these chitinous creatures get down to business — and even multitask when they need to — with no language, memory or visible leadership? Her answers could lead to a better understanding of all […]
In the following video, you’ll see a structure composed of two spiral towers sitting in a plate full of ferrofluid, a viscous liquid that is highly saturated with iron particles. As soon as the music starts, a magnetic field is created, which makes the fluid dance up the structure in a bizarre and hypnotic way. […]
Fully electric transportation is still years off for the modern consumer. Sure, anyone can snag a Segway for about four thousand dollars on eBay, but as far as full sized cars go; don’t bet on it. The closest thing to an electric car right now is the Tesla roadster and that bad-boy will run you […]
Did you know that molten potassium chlorate is a strong oxidizing agent that reacts violently when put in contact with sugar? Watch what happens when you drop a gummy bear inside a vial containing just a small amount of it.
Watch as the evolution process unfolds itself before your eyes in this amazing video featuring fish, amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, mammals, and finally, primates. Enjoy the show!
Ok… not really, but it will stream by the earth at the relatively close distance of 538,000 km, or about 1.4 times the distance between the Moon and our beloved planet. So did we get your attention? According to NASA researcher Don Yeomans, the object, known as 2007 TU24, has a length of approximately 152 […]
In the following video, oceanographer David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a shape-shifting cuttlefish, a pair of fighting squid, and a mesmerizing gallery of bioluminescent fish that light up the blackest depths of the ocean. He focuses on the work of two scientists: Edith Widder at the Ocean Research & Conservation […]
Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant events of the 20th century. Technology never exists in a vacuum … no matter what technical advancement we think of, there are always social, political, and ideological currents swirling around it as well as the technical currents …