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 […]
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 […]
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!
Here’s an interesting video in which you can see how certains sorts of ceramics are turned into superconductors when cooled to -200 degrees centigrade, effectively creating a new state of matter called the Meisner effect. If scientifics can find a way to raise the temperature at which this phenomenon occurs, the world of transport as […]
Physics lightning round! What happens to a helium filled balloon in a car that is moving at a constant speed and suddenly stops. If you think, according to Newtonian mechanics, that the balloon would go forward along with the rest of the objects in the car – you’d be wrong. Check the video to find […]
If you think you’ve seen everything, wait until you get a glimpse of this: New Zealand engineer Pe Bethune recently sold everything he owned to realize his dream of building a ship that runs exclusively on green technologies. The boat’s engine runs in part on human-fat biodiesel, and all the electronic devices on board are […]
While randomly surfing the web this morning, I stumbled on this funny job ad. Can you solve the problem? It’s really not that difficult by the way! x = 24; y = 30; Phone:= 01.(y^2 – x)-(y^2-10^2)*10 Oh and by the way, don’t try calling the number. This ad dates back a couple of years […]
By Lyle Bateman Contributing Writer, [GAS] Mars is perhaps the most storied planet in our solar system. For centuries, writers and thinkers have been telling tales about the red planet. These tales have ranged from Mars as the God of War, through the vast civilizations of Edgar Rice Burroughs and HG Wells, to the more […]