The Cycloid Drawing Machine: A Fascinating Spirograph Creator

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Since childhood, most geeks have been attracted to the Spirograph. Simple enough in execution, but exquisite in detail, they are science, math, art, and geometric magic, all merged in one. Joe Freedman of Leaf may have taken that appreciation of the Spirograph even further with his remarkable Cycloid Drawing Machine. So what is a Cycloid […]

Researchers Create Tractor Beam with Loudspeakers [Video]

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This “sonic tractor beam” was recently developed by a team of scientist to levitate and move small objects using a block of special loudspeakers. Maybe this is just what we need to create a true hoverboard that can actually hover over anything, not just metal surfaces. [Science Magazine]

What Does The Inside Of A Black Hole Look Like? [Science Video]

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A detailed look and analysis of what the inside of a a black hole looks like. [Top Trending]

Followup: The Star Trek Transporter is a Suicide Box [Video]

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If you follow this blog, you’ve surely seen CGP Grey’s awesome video about teleportation. The video is super interesting, but there’s one thing the Youtuber forgot to cover: the fact that there’s no cloning in Quantum Mechanics. It is impossible to create an identical copy of a quantum state without destroying the original – in […]

MUST-WATCH: Step inside the Large Hadron Collider [360° video]

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A 360 tour of CERN that takes you deep inside the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s greatest physics experiment – with BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly. [BBC News]

DRONE Solar System Model- How far is Planet #9? [Video]

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From Mark Rober: I heart space but sometimes it can be hard to comprehend. I try to fix that in this video with junk you can find lying around your house. Also, if you’ve wondered how there could be a ninth planet that we’ve never noticed till now I try to clear that up too […]

What Is Up With “Glimmers” on Titan’s Surface: A Theory

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For those who don’t know, Titan is the 6th moon of Saturn, and we know VERY little about it, though our collective intelligent appetites are whet. What has us all even more enamored is the fact that recent photos from N.A.S.A have shown very distinct glimmers on the surface. What are they? The question of […]

The Terrifying Implications of Using a Transporter [Video]

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Youtuber CGP Grey ponders about the various implications of using a transporter for a “concious” being. If you’re being transported down from the Enterprise to the surface of a planet, is the copied “you” on the surface truly you, or an entirely new lifeform that has all your memories but a new consciousness? The implications […]

Interview With America’s Time Lord

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Dr Judah Levine is one of the key figures in developing ways to reliably keep time with a computer rather than an atomic clock, including the system that keeps consistent time across the Internet. Here he talks about his work… and why he doesn’t wear a watch. [Via: Laughing Squid]

What Happens After You Die? [Science Video]

A Scientific look at what happens to you after you die by the folks from ASAP Science. [Science Video]

9 Science Experiments That Ended in Disaster

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Science can be really cool. But it can also be really deadly. That’s what’s so funny about science. You could discover something that will forever change the course of the world, but in the process, that very thing could kill you (and, or others). Here are 9 science experiments that ended like something out of […]

When Scientists Attack

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Illustrator Diego Sanches has put together a series of pixel art for a forthcoming game featuring famous scientists, each of whom has special attacks based on their work. They include Charles Darwin using evolution: Stephen Hawking using a wormhole: And Isaac Newton using gravity: Check out Diego’s site for the full set of animation. [Via: Nerd […]