Tagged: physics

Harnessing black holes for energy

The reasons why black holes are such powerful energy sources Not that it’s possible yet anyway, but there’s lots of reasons why visiting a black hole is a very bad idea, and your chances of survival...

Amazing science toys and gadgets

Enjoy 10 minutes of oddly satisfying scientific curiosities feauturing various engines with candles, ferrofluid toys, kinetic art that uses physics, optical illusions, various forms of dices, math toys/shapes and more mindblowing stuff…

RIP Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents’ house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was...

SpotMini and the rise of creepy robotics

SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home. It weighs 30 kg. SpotMini is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what...

FTL

A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible. Written and directed by Adam Stern. Starring Ty Olsson, Karin Konoval and Aliyah O’Brien.

Why alien life would be our doom

Finding alien life on a distant planet would be amazing news – or would it? If we are not the only intelligent life in the universe, this probably means our days are numbered and...

The engineering of the drinking bird

While most references credit Dr. Miles V. Sullivan as the inventor of the drinking bird because he patented it in 1946, the idea of using heat-driven oscillating liquids to repeatedly tip small mechanisms has...