Saturday, October 20, 2012

Creating planets with dry ice

Dry ice is pretty cool stuff (pardon the pun) good for rock shows, adding effects for movies, TV and stage shows amongst other things. Dry ice, the solid form of Carbon Dioxide, is often used for creating captivating visual effects due to its mystifying nature... like mini planets and alien worlds?

very pretty

Friday, October 19, 2012

Build your own satellite CHEAP

Hey ever wanted your very satellite? Maybe you have some mad scientist like experiment to perform? Or maybe you just want to start your own TV service or something like that, well now you can!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Sun in gradients


"Watching a particularly beautiful movie of the sun helps show how the lines between science and art can sometimes blur."

Tai Chi 0 trailer

Official synopsis:

"Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village."

looks really steampunkish

opens this weekend

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Planet found orbiting our nearest neighbour Alpha Centauri

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced that our solar system's nearest neighbour, Alpha Centauri, has a planet roughly Earth sized orbiting one of it`s suns. For those of you unfamiliar with the Alpha Centauri system it`s only 4.3 light years away. That`s practically across the street celestially speaking.

Confirmed: kittens like physics too

From the original poster of the video:

Ninja Kittens (aka "Crouching Tiger") studied martial arts, learned how to run, climb, stalk, attack, and now began preparations for the flight to Mars!
In between workouts kittens playing, studying in a ridiculous dance choir and learn to dive. And then again to study science. In this video, kittens learn physics.

too cute

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BBC film crew sneaks into Area 51, gets busted, go figure

In the show called Conspiracy Road Trip: UFOs it works with a crew of 11 people, they tried to cross the DO NOT ENTER sign at Area 51 on May 14th, they failed.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Watch a Super Truck, super crash

Super Truck racing is a pretty popular sport. Considering the mass of these trucks when things go wrong, they go wrong in a big way.

Watch Felix Baumgartner "space jump" into the record books

Austrian Felix Baumgartner breaks the record for the highest ever skydive by jumping out of a balloon 128,000ft (39km) above New Mexico.

This crazy pinball machine is only made out of K`nex

From the creator:

"I'm thrilled to present to you a full sized, playable, arcade-style pinball machine built entirely out of K'nex! The only non k'nex parts are rubber bands used in the launcher and flippers. Unfortunately, no piece count is available, but I'd estimate it around 17,000. There are over 4,000 blue rods alone! For more pictures, I encourage you to visit my instructables page for more info!"

an amazing effort