It’s a question many of us who have worn glasses have pondered – does the simple fact that we started wearing glasses when our eyes were only slightly blurry make our vision worse, or is it just age working against us? SciShow explores this myth and sets the record straight.
Veritasium explores the work our brains perform to process information, and how the shortcuts our minds automatically take can lead to mistakes. Bottom line is that study and practice are key to improving our brains’ ability to reach sound, but quick conclusions.
The Slow-Mo Guys ignore all the warning labels on a bunch of small lithium batteries, exposing them to fire, and turning them into tiny rocket ships and bombs in front of their Phantom high-speed camera. We can only imagine how nasty large batteries would be if they blew up.
Epic How To provides a brief lesson in physics, and delves into but a few of the complexities that stand between us and the ability to turn an 88mph trip in a DeLorean or a blue police box into a journey through space and time.
While Kyrie Irving might believe the Earth is flat, most rational humans are willing to go along with the scientific evidence that’s right in front of us. In this classic clip from Carl Sagan, he shows off some very basic observations which prove this place is an orb and not a sheet.
Scientists from Disney Research are working on tech which uses something called “quasistatic cavity resonance” to emit magnetic fields that can safely deliver up to 1900 watts of wireless power to devices placed anywhere in a room. It’s still in its infancy, but the result is awesome.
The Science Channel’s series Street Science presents a neat experiment, mixing bulk quantities of the nasty goo inside of glowsticks to produce a variety of vibrant colors. The result is a new abstract painting medium. Needless to say, don’t play with these chemicals at home.
We’ve seen the strange properties of these hardened glass drops before. Now see how one handles the deadly hydraulic press. It’s so strong that it damages the press tools before violently exploding. Hopefully these guys can buy a better high-speed camera soon.
It may look like a kid’s toy, but this simple contraption made from paper and string provides scientists in less developed areas with access to a critical piece of lab equipment at virtually no cost, and with no need for electricity.
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