In this video, Youtuber Physics Girl teaches us how to create an amazingly cool pool vortex and explains the science behind the phenomenon. Unfortunately, it’s Winter over here in Canada, so I guess I’ll have to wait until next summer to try this out. I know you could create one in an indoor pool, but […]
Our pools are full of disinfectant chemicals that keep then free of microorganisms, but what you might not realize is that those same chemicals are interacting with, well, you. Today we’re talking poolchem, and we’re going to answer that age old question that’s been pondered in the back of every deep end swimmer’s mind – […]
Everyone know the problem with traffic is other drivers, but this video explores how science as diverse as phase particles and psychology play a role in clogging up our streets. (Note that the final 30 seconds or so of the clip is a promo spot for a company that sponsored the video makers for this […]
How do scientists mimic the physics of a hurricane on the surface of a bubble? What other types of crazy research are bubbles used for? Learn how to create colorful vortices on a bubble in your kitchen! [Physics Girl]
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Think Geek has this great navy blue dress which, once the lights go out, glows to show stars and constellations. Sadly it appears to be a repeating pattern made up of a few familiar shapes rather that a complete and accurate map of the night skies. (Glow In The Dark Constellation Dress)
Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]
Kids are weird. They eat mud, talk to bugs, and stick things up their noses… but the changes kids go through as they grown out of infancy and into childhood are even weirder! [Sci Show]
Sunscreen comes in many forms, each with its own impacts on your body and the environment. With so many options, how do you choose which sunscreen is best for you? To answer that question, Mary Poffenroth explains how sunscreens work and compares different application methods, SPFs, and active ingredients to help you make the best […]
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]
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.
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.