Category Archives: science

Driveshaft phasing

I never knew this was factor when it came to driveshafts. Classroom physics for all the guys who drive lifted vehicles.

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Inside the International Space Station

Steven Swanson gives us one of the most detailed tours of the ISS. [50:31] Video link.

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Drone vs. lightning

At the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, we see what happens when a DJI Phantom 3 drone gets hit with an electrical impulse of 1.4MV – basically, a lightning strike. – Tom Scott

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Deadly razor top

Homemade spinner with razor blades attached has its way with food that’s been glued to the table. Keep it away from fresh aluminum beer cans.

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The engineering behind wingsuit design

Aerospace Engineer Angelo Grubisic fell in love with the high-risk sport of wingsuit base jumping. And he’s using his engineering knowledge to apply aeronautical principles to this extreme sport.

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The Ronin Ballistic Helmet

All of the science fiction cops are starting to become reality. Scary shit if you think about it. Ballistic tests

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Alien spawn

Simple chem experiment is the stuff of sorcery and nightmares. Remember this?

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1969 Dodge Chrysler Daytona wind tunnel test

A comparison of air-flow dynamics between three styles of the Dodge Charger. [4:21]

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SpaceX and tourism

CEO, Elon Musk, says SpaceX plans to fly two private citizens around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket that has not yet flown. They will not be Hollywood celebrities.

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CT scan machine at speed – fave

A CT scanner with covers off at full speed for 1 minute. Patients go in the middle.

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M&Ms in water time lapse

The outside sugar coating slides right off leaving an eerie fog in the bottom of the glass. These must be the peanut variety. They’re shaped like potatoes. The plain version is thinner and quite possibly more floaty.

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NASA announced Trappist-1 solar system

TRAPPIST-1 is an ultra-cool dwarf star. Over 21 days, the Spitzer space telescope measured the drop in light as each planet passed in front of the star. Spitzer was able to identify a total of seven rocky worlds, including three … Continue reading

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Magnetic antigravity paths

A coin made of highly conductive metals, such as aluminum or copper, easily runs from left to right in the magnetic matrix, but going from the top down is suppressed due to the eddy current. Coins? This must be witchdoctor … Continue reading

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Electric arc at home

Guy rigs up a voltage contraption and gets sparky with it.

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Switzerland – a country with a back up

The neutral country has systems in place to protect itself and its population in case the world goes dark.

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Cosmic Journeys – Hubble: Universe in Motion

Since its launch 25 Years ago, the Hubble Telescope has returned images of unprecedented beauty of a dynamic and changing universe. In this episode of Cosmic Journeys, Hubble’s most iconic images are bought to life to answer some of the … Continue reading

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