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Aeolus, an Acoustic Wind Pavilion

This is Aeolus, an Acoustic Wind Pavilion,Luke Jerram is a colorblind artist based in the UK. Aeolus is a sonic creation that blends acoustic physics, inspirations from classical civilizations, and visual adventure. ...

IMAGINE: How Creativity Works

When we tell stories about creativity, we tend to leave out this phase. We neglect to mention those days when we wanted to quit, when we believed that our problem was impossible. Instead...

(NH4)2Cr2O7! Ammonium Dichromate Volcano

(NH4)2Cr2O7! Or… an Ammonium Dichromate Volcano! With some heat, these (highly toxic) orange crystals will thermally decompose as they release heat, nitrogen, water and green dichromium (III) oxide ash.  Via ...

(Skate)ology & The Science of Skateboarding: Grinding

Kick flips, nose grinds, backside board slides... (Skate)ology! Examine gravity, friction, momentum, and other physics concepts thanks to skateboarding demos by pro skaters Boo Johnson, Dane Vaughn, Marquise Henry, Ri...

24/7 Concentrated Solar Thermal Power + Molten Salt Storage

Turning light into heat 24 hours a day, Concentrated Solar Power plus molten salt storage technology (CSP+) works like a typical steam turbine/electrical power generator system on the inside, but on the outside, it is...

3D printing ‘hyperelastic bone’ to mend injuries

Hyperelastic bone may be a 3D-printed solution for helping to mend our bones in the future. Cost-effective and customizable, the material is both a "structural element and a scaffold for bone regeneration," as shown i...

3D Printing Dinosaurs: The mad science of new paleontology

File under laser scanners, 3D printers and dinosaur bones… not so surprisingly a great combination, as introduced by Dr. Kenneth Lacovara of Drexel University: "For years and years, vertebr...

3D printing with 1900F molten glass – G3DP at MIT

Optically transparent glass printing. A brand new glass 3D printing process called G3DP has been developed through the teamwork of the Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab, MIT's Mechanical Engineering Departmen...

3D scanning an anglerfish’s final meal

In 1999, near the Cape Verde Islands, “an unusually large Caulophryne pelagica, a fanfin or hairy anglerfish, was captured in perfect condition, due perhaps to a lethargy induced by a pr...

3D-Printed “Blooming” Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

Animation is a trick of the eye, and we're often reminded of this when we get to see animation happen right in front of us. 3D-printed zoetrope sculptures by math and Fibonacci-inspired artist and designer John Edmark...

4-Way Stop vs the Roundabout

What’s more efficient: a four way stop or a European-style roundabout? Watch how Adam Savage, Jaime Hyneman, and The Mythbusters team put it to the test to find out the answer. Updated video. If you can't see ...

5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids (w/ Grover!)

Science experiments + a cute and furry blue monster that we know and love = YES. Hosts Annie Colbert and Matt Silverman have clearly helped discover the formula for making an instant video fa...

5 Hidden Worlds Revealed Under a Microscope (with Telly!)

Sesame Street's Telly teams up with 5facts' Annie Colbert and Matt Silverman to explore sand, chalk, strawberries, velcro, and lint up close: 5 Hidden Worlds Revealed Under a “MEGA...

A Basic Demonstration of Optical Cloaking

Above, A Basic Demonstration of Optical Cloaking. Cloaking is a term for hiding an object from view at specific frequencies, but evidently one can cloak things DIY-style with four mirrors a...

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly comes out of its chrysalis

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly coming out of its chrysalis, time lapsed. Related: an excellent (but unembeddable) documentary set of videos capturing the Monarch Butterfly from caterpillar egg to butterfly, with narra...

A Blast From The Past: Shuttle Through The Decades

A Blast From The Past: Shuttle Through The Decades One year ago today at 11:29 a.m. EDT, Atlantis launched into orbit at 17,500 mph. A bittersweet launch, it was the very last NASA shuttle mi...

A Boy And His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie

Magnifying carbon monoxide (CO) atoms to over 100 million times their actual size, arranging them into a series of 242 still images, and then animating them together, scientists at IBM Researc...

A Briefer History of Time: How tech changes us in unexpected ways

Have you ever gone camping where you wake and sleep with the sun and moon? Have you played outside all morning, only coming in when you get hungry for lunch? What was life like before we could measure time? How have c...

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