This Machine Can Play the Violin. It Sounds Terrible…and It’s Incredible

Feb 23, 2015 By Abraham 0

Inventor Seth Goldstein says his goal is to create “kinetic sculpture machines which are novel, aesthetic, and unexpected, and which also can inspire, entertain, and demonstrate the power of engineering.”

By that standard, even though his violin-playing contraption is not going to be taking a chair at the symphony any time soon, it’s a complete success. Unexpected? Check. Amazing engineering? Absolutely…

Have You Ever Been as Happy as This Weatherman Freaking Out on Television?

Feb 16, 2015 By Abraham 0

It is very rare for a snowstorm to be accompanied by thunder and lightning. So when meteorologist Jim Cantore happened to be out filming a segment on Winter Storm Neptune, he couldn’t help “geeking out” (as his own channel described it) when he witnessed it for himself.

And it wasn’t just once, either…

If you have something in your life that makes you even a tenth as happy as Mr. Cantore here, you’re in good shape.

How to Make a Golf Ball Bounce 8X Higher Than Where You Dropped It From

Feb 15, 2015 By Abraham 0

Dianna Cowern, YouTube’s “Physics Girl,” demonstrates an awesomely simple trick you can do with a golf ball that also happens to demonstrate something fascinating about supernovas…

50 Myths About Your Body You Should Stop Believing Right Now

Feb 6, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

For as long as we’ve had bodies and minds capable of thinking about these bodies…we’ve thought wrong things. Obviously, we’re always learning and improving, but some misconceptions persist. Perhaps it’s time to do away with a few of these.

Let’s jump right in with one of the most common…

You should drink 8 glasses of water per day.

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Actually, you consume most of the water your body every day needs through food—so don’t force yourself to drink more water if you’re not thirsty. Remember: you can drink too much water.

Via: Care2

You can “sweat out” toxins.

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Travel at the Speed of Light from the Sun All the Way Past Jupiter in Real Time

Feb 3, 2015 By Abraham 0

Even at 671 million miles an hour, sunlight takes a little over 8 minutes to arrive here on earth. And to get all the way to the erstwhile planet Pluto it takes 5.5 hours.

In this video, you can travel with light in real time for a part of that trip. Depart from the surface of the sun and fly all the way past Jupiter, a journey of almost 5 million miles…and 43 minutes.

You will, of course, want to jump forward in this fascinating video to each next celestial landmark, because between each is a lot of, well, space…

50 Myths About Your Body You Should Stop Believing Right Now

Feb 1, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Bill Gates Drinks Water That Was Poop 5 Minutes Ago from a Machine That Could Change the World

Jan 14, 2015 By Abraham 0

The Janicki Omniprocessor is an incredible machine with the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life in developing areas where sanitation and energy seem impossible to come by, especially inexpensively.

The Omniprocessor is not only self-sustaining, but actually offers real value on both ends of its process. It fills an important role in any community where it exists by handling sewage. Then it uses the sewer sludge to power itself and can send the electricity it doesn’t need back to the surrounding areas.

And the byproduct of this ingenious sewer/power plant? Clean water.

Check out how it works and watch Bill Gates enjoy the remarkable results

It Feels Impossible to Change People’s Anti-vaccine Attitudes, But Here’s Another Go…

Dec 29, 2014 By Abraham 7

Despite the facts surrounding vaccination being widely available and entirely substantiated, there is an unfortunate and, it seems, increasing trend toward rejecting them. And even though it feels like the sorts of folks who are anti-vaccine won’t be convinced by anything, it doesn’t hurt to keep on restating reality.

To do the honors this time around is Popular Science cartoonist Maki Naro

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