PLoS Blogs: Speakeasy Science posted two really cool videos today of science experiments in the classroom "The Amazing Exploding Classroom":
"Water Cooler Bottle Methanol Fireball"
Short and awesome.
Video Credit: Mad Physics
"Potassium Chlorate and Gummy Bear"
CAUTION: This video is quite loud once the experiment is underway. You might want to turn down the volume. It's worth it.
Video Credit: Wallsacc
Discover Blogs: Cosmic Variance posted an article today,
"14 billion years in 7 minutes" featuring this video from TEDxYouth Castellija.
This is a succinct presentation on cosmology, outlining the the basics with nice visuals and a focus on wonder.
"TEDxYouth@Castilleja - RISA WECHSLER"
Video Credit: YouTube User TedXYouth
BoingBoing posted a stunning video in their recent article:
"Waterfall in Yosemite looks like it's on fire"
At first I was extremely skeptical. As the video progresses, it's clearer that this seems to be a true phenomenon, and quite beautiful.
Video Credit: Yosemite National Park
Technical marvels abound these days. Here's a video of an aerial drop of military trucks, flying off the back of an airplane.
Video Credit: Found on Gizmodo, "Trucks Flying Out of the Back of an Airplane Are Just as Awesome as They Sound"
Yesterday on Wired, Boston Dynamics does it again! Petman, a bipedal version of BigDog.
"Why Do We Love the Robotic Packmule?"
This thing is incredible, and more than a little bit creepy.
Video Credit: Boston Dynamics
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