Cool Science Experiments and Discoveries
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?
Flushing Sodium is Every Plumbers Dream
Ever wonder what would happen if you flushed sodium down your toilet at home? Rather watch these guys do it in a controlled environment so you don't get the plumbers bill.
Creating Crystals with Electricity
Watch as crystals are formed when an electric current is passed through a chemical solution. The process known as electrocrystallization can take hours or even days to form crystals.
Bomb Detecting Plants
Scientists are working on plants that can be used to detect bombs with some bio-engineering. The plants could be used to help detect landmines in countries ravaged by war.
Chemical Elements Transforming with Heat
Watch as these various chemical elements transform through different states as heat is applied. The transformations are oddly beautiful and fun to watch.
Algae is the Future of Power
This farm in Hawaii grows algae that is taking on the fossil fuel industry. The algae is dried, crushed and the oil extracted which is then refined and ready for use as replacement diesel or jet fuel.
Using Science to Tackle our Deadliest Enemies
Our deadliest enemies seem to have only one weakness and it's our ability to master genetic engineering. The latest fight against Malaria is being fought in labs not in the jungles.