All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cool’

Fireworks Are Beautiful, Especially in Reverse [VIDEO]

Happy New Year, everyone. Still feeling the effects of a long night of partying? Already broken a resolution? Have you accidentally written “2012” on a check yet? Are you still writing checks? Forget all of that. Here’s some simple beauty to start 2013. Here’s what the fireworks looked like from Docklands, Melbourne on New Year’s Eve – but in reverse. …

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Here’s How Pretty Little Snowflakes Form [VIDEO]

We are all snowflakes – little expertly formed, original creations floating about the world. Except that’s not true. You’re not special. You’re not a snowflake. But real snowflakes are all different (kind of), and fascinating. This video from BytesizeScience shows how snowflakes are formed – from their humble beginnings as specks of dust inside a cloud to their magical plunge …

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This Magnetic Rube Goldberg Machine Changes the Game

Consider the gauntlet thrown down on all future homemade Rube Goldberg devices…because magnets. Magnets, of course, make anything better. You didn’t think Breaking Bad could get any more awesome but then they introduced a giant ass magnet. You didn’t think ICP could get any worse but then they started talking about magnets. See? Magnets make everything more interesting – espeically …

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Coolest Lamp Ever Mimics the Weather Outside, Frightful or Not

If you have ever wished that you could bring the weather indoors, this prototype chandelier is the unnecessary-but-incredible device for you. It uses Wi-fi to obtain weather data, and then puts on a show for you that matches nature’s show outside. When it’s sunny, it’s yellow. Overcast? Well, that’s when it gets fun. The Nebula 12 uses liquid hydrogen and …

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Say, You’re Pretty Good with a Deck of Cards [VIDEO]

I can’t do this, therefore it interests me. Dexterity, concentration, and hand to eye coordination are on full display in this promo video for a speciality deck of “flourishing” cards. Three guys who have clearly mastered the art of card manipulation shows us how it’s done, and it’s a bit mesmerizing. I’m impressed, but that’s coming from someone who makes …

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Watch the Empire State Building’s Fancy New LED Light Show

New York City’s famous landmark, the Empire State Building, is used to being lit up for events – Christmas, Election Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc. But it’s never seen anything quite like this. The tower now has a new LED lighting system. “The state-of-the-art dynamic lighting system from PCK is unique to ESB and allows customized light capabilities from a …

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Meet Biblio-Mat, the Used Book Vending Machine of the Future

If you’re an avid reader looking to discover something new, you can walk up to a used book bin, close your eyes, and extract a random tome. Or, you can put two dollars in an awesome-looking book vending machine and surprise yourself with whatever pops out. “The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored …

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This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices

What’s 5×8 inches, a little over two pounds, and can charge your iPhone while also cooking your bacon? The BioLite CampStove, of course. For just $129 you can purchase this first-world camping accessory that lets you stay connected to the modern world while also allowing you to stay green. “Using BioLite’s patent-pending thermoelectric technology, BioLite Stoves convert heat to electricity …

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Here’s Why You Should Always Switch to Door #2 [VIDEO]

Our favorite science/math illustrators are back today with a easy-to-understand breakdown of exactly why you should switch to door number two. Today, AsapSCIENCE tackles the Monty Hall problem – the classic questions that stems from the game show “Let’s Make a Deal.” Let’s say you are given the choice between three doors – and there’s a car behind one of …

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Here’s What 6 Months of Working on a Timelapse Video Looks Like (Hint: It’s Awesome)

We’re big fans of extremely well-put-together timelapse videos, and this one that’s creating some viral chatter is no exception. “Humans are part of the natural order. We’re risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft may seem unnatural, but they’re just as much a part of the natural order as beaver dams and bird nests. …

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Scientists Dash Jurassic Park Hopes with DNA Half-Life Study

Dinosaurs bit the dust around 65 million years ago, but pop-science has held that maybe, just maybe, some sort of DNA recovery could lead to a Jurassic Park-like scenario where dinos could once again roam the Earth. Whether or not you think that would be an awesome idea or an incredibly daft idea is now a moot point, as scientists …

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Meet Popinator, the Popcorn Launching Machine You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Totally Do)

Although throwing popcorn in the air and catching it in my mouth has always been an integral part of my popcorn-eating experience, I never thought that I needed a device that launches it at me with the sound of my voice. But now that it exists, well, I gotta have it. Say hello to the Popinator, the world’s first “fully …

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