When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here’s 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling papers, dissolving sugar cubes and even guitar strings all enhanced and magnified up to 400x, 500x and e…
Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno
June 2013 BY DANIEL PUND, caranddriver.com
Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.
From the June 2013 Issue of Car and Driver
Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every…
Neil deGrasse Tyson Funks the Universe!
Ever short of wonder, Tyson asks? Just think about the universe for a minute. You’ll be awed in no time. From multiverses to black holes to a healthy dose of tardigrades (which are not microbes, by the way, despite what the video says), I think you’re gonna love this.
How fun is this AsapScience video written, directed and performed by Mitchell Moffit? Based on the famous can can piece from Orphée aux enfers by Jacques Offenbach, The NEW Periodic Table Song makes it fun to sing all of the elements… in order! Find it on iTunes or Bandcamp, and if you need help with the lyrics, you can find them in the video notes.
via Daily of the Day.
Ever wonder how these spooky, 3D images of life beyond the macro are taken? Step inside the lab of the world’s foremost electron microscope photographer: David Scharf.
From the early days of film and hand-coloring to today’s more advanced digital microscopy images, Scharf is truly gifted. And he does it all out of his own home.
My favorite part is him explaining how he mounts his insect samples by putting them to sleep in the fridge. They have a surprise when they wake up:
“That usually calms them down and then they wake up and their butts are glued down.”
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Easy experiment: Drink orange juice. Brush your teeth. Drink orange juice again. What just happened?
From Bytesize Science, an explanation as to why most toothpastes change the taste of orange juice. The video includes an intro on the five basic tastes that we’re able to detect: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami — a Japanese word that we’ve borrowed to describe a “pleasant savory taste” or “a pleasant, brothy or meaty flavor” — and the ingredients of toothpaste.
From his article in National Geographic:
Most of us will never get to see nature’s greatest marvels in person. We won’t get a glimpse of a colossal squid’s eye, as big as a basketball. The closest we’ll get to a narwhal’s unicornlike tusk is a photograph. But there is one natural wonder that just about all of us can see, simply by stepping outside: dinosaurs using their feathers to fly.
Marine biologist and cinematographer Craig Musberger takes us on a fantastic journey few have gone before: night diving with manta rays. From UnderH2O by PBS Digital Studios:Manta rays are one of nature’s most graceful and eerie animals. In Episod…