Because nothing quite says gangster’s dreamworld like a resonant transformer producing high-voltage, low-current, high-frequency alternating-current electricity, this is a video of Coolio’s 1995 banger ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ performed by a trio of Tesla Coils. Damn, that came out in 1995? Feels like it was just yesterday, doesn’t it? “Not at all.”
This is a video of The Action Lab’s James Orgill using a vacuum chamber to increase a cup of liquid nitrogen’s evaporation (as a result of increased boiling due to the lower pressure), causing the temperature to drop until it freezes into a solid around 66 degrees above absolute zero
This is a timelapse video made by Jan van IJken of a newt zygote transforming into a tadpole over the course of six minutes. Of course in real time this would have taken much longer. Probably twenty to thirty minutes. *girlfriend whispers in ear* Okay I’ve just been informed that
This is an anamorphic portrait of Nikola Tesla created by Czech artist Patrik Proško using “washing machines, televisions, computers, radios, printers, microwaves, videos, speakers, lamps, and various electro appliances” to honor Tesla’s invention of the alternating current motor. The sculpture measures approximately 3.5m x 2.5m x 2.5m (~11.5′ x 8′
This is a March 2nd, 1979 clip from The Late Night Starring Johnny Carson with guest Carl Sagan discussing the original Star Wars movie, it’s scientific inaccuracies, human chauvinism, and incredible whiteness of all the human characters, particularly the ones in charge. Some of the exchange: Sagan: Star Wars starts
Gravity: I wish it wasn’t so strong on earth. But only for me, I wish it was doubly strong for everyone else. But enough daydreaming about me leapfrogging over everyone all day, this is a visualization created by planetary space scientist James O’Donoghue comparing the gravity on various bodies of
This is a video of The Action Lab’s James Orgill getting all sciencey on us and explaining why a dropped Slinky’s bottom portion appears to float in midair until the top catches up with it, at which point it starts falling. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: Magic. It’s as simple as that.
Visual learning: it’s way cooler than just reading a boring textbook and writing dirty words in the margins. And to prove that, this is a video of The Action Lab’s James Orgill sticking his hand in a vacuum chamber and sucking all the air out. His hand blows up like