The Leidenfrost (Effect) Maze [Video]

The Leidenfrost Maze was designed and built by University of Bath undergraduate students Carmen Cheng and Matthew Guy to demonstrate the self-propulsion of Leidenfrost droplets at public outreach events and schools. The video was created by Carmen Cheng as part of her undergraduate project. [UniOfBathAV]

Man Walks With a Robotic Leg Controlled by His Brain [Video]

This 32-year-old man is apparently the first person with a missing lower limb to control a robotic leg with his mind. Deus? Ex: Human Revolution. Chapter 1 – Prologue. A team led by biomedical engineer Levi Hargrove at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in Illinois reported the breakthrough last week in the New England Journal […]

This Table is Made From Levitating Magnetic Cubes [Video]

The Float table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables. It’s classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret […]

What Are Stem Cells? [Science Video]

Is personalized medicine for individual bodies in our future? Possibly — with the use of stem cells, undifferentiated cells with the power to become any tissue in our bodies. Craig A. Kohn describes the role of these incredible, transforming cells and how scientists are harnessing their medical potential. [Ted-Ed]

Stephen Hawking’s Big Ideas… Made Simple [Video]

No time to read Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains why black holes are doomed to shrink into nothingness then explode with the energy of a million nuclear bombs, and then rewind to the big bang and the origin of the universe. [TheGuardian | […]

Researchers Suggest There Are Just 10 Basic Smells

US researchers believe it’s possible to put all smells into 10 rough categories. But it remains difficult to objectively measure or even describe a smell. While we can do a relatively decent job of measuring light and color, or of measuring pitch and volume, scents are a trickier proposition. Although taste falls into five main […]

MAGNETS: How Do They Work? [Science Video]

Magnets: What are they and how do they work? Find out in this new video by Minute Physics! More on magnets: How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work: [Minute Physics]

What If You Stopped Sleeping? [Science Video]

Is your lack of sleep slowly killing you? And if you were to stop sleeping right now, how long could you survive? Find out in this interesting video by the guys over at ASAP Science! [ASAPScience]

10 Accidental Inventions [Video]

Some taste good, others save lives but all 10 of these inventions came about by accident. [All Time 10s]

10 Mind-Bending Theories About Time Travel [Video]

Bill and Ted, Marty McFly, those guys in the hot tub; time travel seems to belong in the world of fiction, but here are some ideas that might make it a reality in 10 mind-bending theories about time travel. [AllTime10s]

The Biggest Living Organism on Earth [Video]

So geeks, what is the biggest organism currently living on earth? A blue whale? A giant mutant panda? Something that is there but we are not yet aware of? Watch this video to find out! [Minute Earth]

Han Solo Spotted on Mercury: He Will Not Be Permanently Damaged [Pic]

This picture was captured on Mercury by NASA’s Messenger probe back in 2011 and was appropriately titled “He will not be permanently damaged.” A portion of the terrain surrounding the northern margin of the Caloris basin hosts an elevated block in the shape of a certain carbonite-encased smuggler who can make the Kessel Run in […]