Experiment of the week: Getting Jiggy with Gummy Bears

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. Advertisements


The Unfolding Process of Evolution

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!

The world is ending: Meteorite on track to hit earth next week

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 […]

David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

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 […]

Here comes the air-powered car!

Contrary to what TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington thinks, French people are quite intelligent… and once again, they’ve proven to the world that they can live up to their reputation. French engineer Guy Nègre has been working on the concept of an air-powered car for the past 15 years, and his industrious efforts are starting to pay […]

Using your computer to process signals from outer-space

By Mark O’Neill One of my little quirks (some would say “signs of insanity”) is that I believe in the existence of extra-terrestrial life. I cried my eyes out at E.T, I’ve seen all the episodes countless times of the X Files and Star Trek, and I am a firm believer that we are not […]

Nikola Tesla – The Forgotten Wizard

Here’s a very interesting movie documenting the life of Nikola Tesla, the inventor of AC current, wireless communication, the modern electric motor, basic laser and radar technology, x-rays, neon, robotics and on and on. Unfortunately, and to my great surprise, Mr. Tesla died at 86, penniless and alone, lying in a forgotten hotel room somewhere […]

How to do the old tablecloth trick

In the following video, Robert Krampf teaches us the science behind the old tablecloth trick, the one where you quickly remove a cloth from under a bunch of dishes without breaking them. Enjoy!