This is a video from the dream-livers at Youtube channel Beyond The Press experimenting with various amounts of gunpowder and dynamite to determine which is best for blowing up a pumpkin. The result? Depends on what kind of pumpkin explosion you’re looking for. Apparently the dynamite explodes quicker and results
This is a short video of chemistry educator Phil Cook demonstrating both the hydrophobic and combustible properties of lycopodium spores. Lycopodium spores are the dried spores of clubmoss plants (aka ground pine), and have long been used for theatrical special effects (in the form of dust explosions) due to their
This is a short gif (below) of the 88-milligram RoBeetle developed by a research team experimenting with the use of methanol to help power artificial muscles in robotics. Some more info about the tiny crawler while I sweep my office for bugs because *lowering voice* igBay otherBray isyay everywhereyay. In
This is a video of TheBackyardScientist experimenting with a 200-watt powerful burning laser to burn a bunch of stuff INCLUDING A ROCK, then mounting the thing to a vehicle and waving it around in the sky (after verifying there would be no planes nearby). Just look at that thing. Interestingly,
This is a video of Youtuber MadHotGlass playing two water hammers that she made, which consist of water sealed inside a vacuum created in borosilicate glass tubes. The resulting metallic ‘ping’ sound is due to there not being any air inside the tubes to cushion the water when it hits
Seen here looking like a man who’s no stranger to questioning what he just drank, this is a video of chemist and Youtuber NileRed discussing and experimenting with ways to remove caffeine from RedBull because, and I quote, “For as long as I can remember I’ve always been a big
This is a video of chemical engineer James Orgill of The Action Lab producing what he’s dubbed dry slime — slime that has been mixed with fumed silica (available on Amazon — often used as a thickener and anticaking agent) so it forms strings that don’t want to stick to
This is a video of some dude performing a frisbee trick shot that travels around the entire outer edge of an in-ground pool and knocks over a Gatorade bottle. I thought it was just going to delicately twist the cap off the bottle, but I also expect too much sometimes.