Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might…
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
Sam Van Aken’s art combines sophisticated technology with traditional modes of art-making. Van Aken’s projects cross boundaries between artistic genres, including performance, installation, video, photography, and sculpture. With each body of work, he selects practices and new perspectives that provide a kinesthetic perception of objects and a visceral charge.
A British company, called “Surrey NanoSystems” has produced a strange material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. This “super black” material is named as “vantablack” by combining first letters of the term “Vertically Aligned NanoTube Arrays”.
Honey badgers escape from their enclosure using anything from mud balls to rakes.
Veritasium.com‘s Derek Muller asks what the connection is between gyroscopes, weight and gravity and explains it.
Computers are everywhere and control almost every aspect of our lives. In the next 6 minutes you’ll find out how they really work.
Anderson Cooper 360° delves into the skills and scepticism behind Indigo Children, the generation born in and after 1978. Gifted or ADHD? As Anderson says, you can judge for yourself.