Cool Science Experiments and Discoveries
The World of Mathematics is Huge
Just the thought of maths makes most of us break out in a cold sweat but what we've been exposed to is only a tiny fraction of mathematics. The world of math is surprisingly large thanks to it's long history and many uses.
The Sticky History of Super Glue
Ever wonder what makes super glue so super? Well it might be down to the fact that history could never get rid of it no matter how hard it tried.
Creating a Rainbow with Airbags
Watch an airbag go off in slow motion is fun and all but watching 25 going off in a row, each with their own colour paint creating a rainbow, now that's entertainment.
The Science of the Floating Stickman
The viral video of a floating stickman got everyone's attention including some nerds. Take a look at the science behind what makes a stickman float in water.
How Scientists Sequenced Coffees Genome
Meet the scientists who sequenced the genome of coffee and made the information public. Scientists looked at the geisha coffee plant known for it's aroma, flavour and high price tag to discover what makes it so special.
What Would Happen if the US Military Budget was Given to NASA Instead?
The United States has an annual military budget of roughly $600billion and NASA has $18billion. What would happen if the roles were reversed and NASA was given $600billion to spend on scientific exploration and advancement?
How Bad are Hand Sanitizers?
Hand sanitizer are incredibly helpful when you need to clean your hands and there's no other options available. But are they any good?
Destroying Reinforced Steel in Slow Motion
Reinforced steel rods can be found in all sorts of construction to strengthen concrete but watch what happens when one is stretched. if you stretch a reinforced steel rod to breaking point you can capture some incredible footage in slow motion.
Scientific Testing in Zero Gravity on Earth
When it comes to doing tests in zero gravity there are a few options but they normally require a lot of money. However you could always travel to Germany and visit the Fallturm to run tests in microgravity.
The Science of Opening Bottles of Beer
No matter where you are if there is a beer that needs opening there will be someone with a trick up their sleeve. Take a look at the science behind these various bottle opening techniques.
Recreating the Seasons with Science
Who needs nature to see the seasons change. Watch as the colours of the seasons come to life under a microscope thanks to chemical reactions and paint experiments.
Microscopic View of Liquids Mixing
It's not everyday you get an up close macro view of liquids as they mix. This beautiful video part of the "Beauty of Science" series shows various liquids introduced to one another and how they react.
Beautiful Microscopic Views of Lead and Silver Growing
Take a look at this amazing microscopic footage of lead and silver growing thanks to metal displacement. The two metals produce complimentary black and white shoots creating amazing patterns as they go.
What is the Secret Behind Teflons Non Stick Magic?
If you've bought cooking pots recently the chances are its coated in Teflon. But why do they use this magic material and how does it prevent things sticking?
Is Science at Risk of Losing All Credibility?
With scientists constantly releasing new studies that are hard to replicate there is a real risk of it causing more harm than good. How do we combat studies that can't be reproduced but go on to motivate research, inspire products, and inform policy?