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Chris Hadfield’s Snapshots from Space

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F4 Phantom Jet Hits Concrete Wall at 500 MPH

Incredible movie clip. An US F4 Phantom Jet tests the strength of a concrete wall built to withstand a nuclear blast by crashing into it at 500 MPH. A high rate FPS camera is used to watch the plane literally … Continue reading

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Amazing Water & Sound Experiment #2

uploaded by brusspup@youtube From the Youtube page: Ever since I created the first version of this video a year ago I’ve been wanting to try it again with more water and better lighting / footage. This is a really fun … Continue reading

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“CHASING ICE” captures largest glacier calving ever filmed

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Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds

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NASA’s Floats in Presidential Inaugural Parade

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Playing Catch and Juggling with a Humanoid Robot

Comments: “Robots in entertainment environments typically do not allow for physical interaction and contact with people. However, catching and throwing back objects is one form of physical engagement that still maintains a safe distance between the robot and participants. Using … Continue reading

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goin’ on a space bear hunt!

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pathfinder thru the stars

From the YouTube notes: This time-lapse shows off our new telescope, the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP), standing tall in Western Australia. ASKAP has been designed to be able to survey the whole sky extremely quickly. This in turn will make … Continue reading

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the origin of quantum mechanics

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hexaflexagons

[Audio: English] I find that I don’t really need captions to follow this, tho I’m sure I’m missing out on some funny stuff. But this is visually entertaining on its own merits… Like 0

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why is it dark at night?

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Weirdest chemical reaction ever.

Really winds up looking like it belongs in an aquarium, doesn’t it? Like 0

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seven minutes of terror

[Audio: English; Captions: English] Curiosity is due to land on Mars in a few hours from this posting (Sunday, August 5th, around 10:30PM PST). FINGERS CROSSED! For some perspective on the sizes of the Rovers, check out this picture. Curiosity … Continue reading

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synchronicity

[Audio: not needed] This is pretty cool! Explanation by uploader: Here you go: metronomes (or “pendula”) when on table, oscillate with random phases, since that is how they started and they are “uncoupled” (no energy/information flows from one to other … Continue reading

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