Category Archives: science

5-seater solar car

The Stellar V, a sun powered vehicle created by Solar Team Eindhoven of the university of the same name in the Netherlands, will be entering the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with its 5-seater. More info.

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The unfolding building

Presenting the working prototype. Wonder how electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems hook up to it.

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Welcome to Life

The singularity, ruined by lawyers.

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The science behind Mayweather vs. McGregor

All totals verified by the National Bureau of Scales and the Advanced Physics Institute of Foot-Pounds and Speed.

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This much will kill you

From bee sting to cobra bites, we measure the deadliest substance known to mankind and see how much it takes to kill a person. Everything from the top 10 deadliest substance, most deadly/poisonous animals, plutonium, polonium and even the legendary … Continue reading

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Obstacle course in triple gear

A firefighter and a soldier in full gear bear the same load as a medieval armored fighter. This is how they compare in an obstacle run. [6:56] – the run in full gear starts at [2:57]

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Britain’s “Iron Man”

Inventor Richard Browning puts his jet engine-powered suit through its paces, beating his own record for speed and distance during a test flight.

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The Story of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket

From the beginning to April of last year. Please mute the music if you find it annoying. [4:09 of 4:41]

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Climeworks

Climeworks is capturing CO2 from air with the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology. Our direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers and to unlock a negative emissions future. We built and operate the … Continue reading

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Perfect circle vs. perfect loop

Explore the design behind a vertical loop with a marble track, a bucket full of water, and some paper cutouts.

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SUV headlights tested – IIHS

ARLINGTON, Va. — New midsize SUV ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that headlights are improving when it comes to visibility, but many still need to do a better job of lighting the road ahead while limiting … Continue reading

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Multiple Kill Vehicles – fave

Lockheed Martin’s Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV-L) Same, but older prototype

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Approaching Jupiter

Stitched together time lapse of the approach to Jupiter. Both beautiful and scary.

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Side underride guards for semitrailers

New IIHS tests show how a well-­built side underride guard can prevent a passenger vehicle from sliding beneath the side of a semitrailer. The tests mark the first time that IIHS has evaluated a side underride guard. IIHS ran two … Continue reading

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A detailed tour of the ISS

American astronaut Steven Swanson takes us on a most detailed tour of the International Space Station. [50:31] Video link.

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Fun with magnetic balls (spheres)

The second most satisfying way to play with your balls. These balls were 10mm in diameter. That reminds me…

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