Think you know everything there is to know about your body? Here’s a video which lists some little known facts about Homo Sapiens Sapiens. Enjoy!
When Helium is cooled to 2 degree above absolute zero, a dramatic transformation takes place. Helium, which usually can be seen as a bubbling, rapidly evaporating substance, becomes stable and starts looking a bit like water. This liquid, called superfluid helium, will leak through a glass surface when poured on it. Here’s a short video […]
Do you remember the Great Barrier at the edge of the galaxy in Star Trek? Well, we’re still a long way from getting there, but human-built spacecraft have reached a different boundary at the edge of our solar system. It’s called the “termination shock”, and it’s where the solar wind dies down under pressure from […]
In the following video, Vilayanur Ramachandran, neurologist, explores how brain damage can reveal the connection between the internal structures of the brain and the corresponding functions of the mind. He talks about phantom limb pain, synesthesia (when people hear color or smell sounds), and the Capgras delusion, when brain-damaged people believe their closest friends and […]
Carl Sagan is probably the closest person I ever came to consider as a personal “hero”. What made Carl a truly unique human being is that when he lived, he could put incredibly complex scientific concepts into very simple words, allowing anyone who had the chance to hear him out to glimpse the true beauty […]
Here’s Simroid, a new robotic dental patient designed to act as a training tool for dentists. Not only can this robot follow vocal instructions, but it can also react in a human way to certain situations. So if the dentist in training pokes Simroid a bit too deep in the gums, the robot can respond […]
Light travels at a constant speed of 186,282 miles per second. At least that is what you were taught in school, right? Well it seems that once again scientists have shattered the ideas of what was once thought to be “known”. Lene Vestergaard Hau, a physicist at Harvard University, has managed to slow down, and […]
It’s not a myth anymore. Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes will cause serious lung diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, and many others. It’s no secret that tobacco smoke contains a large amount of toxic chemicals (tar, formaldehyde, arsenic, etc.,) but I’m sure you’re all aware of that. What you may not be aware […]