Climate, Environment, Videos

Chasing ice: the largest glacier calve captured on film


A while back, Adam LeWinter and Jeff Orlowski took a camera in a remote area around the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland. Things then got a little crazy, as you can see below: The clip is now part of Chasing Ice, a documentary about the efforts of nature photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey to publicize the effects of climate change. The documentary

Archaeology, News, Videos

Video: Jaw dropping drone footage of Sudan’s pyramids


Sure, we’ve all heard of Egypt’s pyramids, but have you heard of Sudan’s pyramids? Well, you really should have – they’ve survived in the African desert for 3,000 years, and they’re absolutely spectacular, as we can all see, thanks to this National Geographic drone footage. These pyramids were built by Nubians, the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. The Kushites were

Science, Videos

Could the movie ‘Mad Max’ ever foretell our future? Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson discuss


StarTalk’s Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye The Science Guy sat down with Sally Le Page of General Electric to explore the science behind whether the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max Fury Road is actually a likely scenario. You know, the movie where the world is turned into a desert and bands of lightly dressed people continually try to kill each other. While the scientific accuracy of Mad Max is highly debatable since the movie doesn’t give us much to chew on, the discussion was inevitably drawn to the risks of climate change.

News, Robotics, Videos

Drones build a rope bridge, then grad student bravely crosses it


A couple of quadrotors wove a bridge out of polyethylene fiber rope in an intricate dance. Some 120 meters of rope were used by the quadrotors to bridge the 7.4-meter gap, neatly tying knots, links, and braiding. Ultimately, the final test was passed after an ETH Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control student crossed the robot-manufactured bridge.

Physics, Science, Videos

Become a fire-bender – all you need is some electricity


Take a candle, light it, turn it on its side — we all know what will happen. The convection cell that forms around the flame keeps licking up towards the sky (or ceiling) regardless of the orientation of the fuel. But can the movement of air be overcome, can we make a fire burn horizontally? Well, the short answer is yes, yes we can — we just have to use science.

Inventions, News, Technology, Videos

Watch these drones build a rope bridge that’s safe to walk on


Drones are often feared as instruments of destruction, and as John Oliver pointed out, in some parts of the world, people fear blue skies because that’s when the drones strike. But this technology isn’t only used to destroy – it can also be used to create, as demonstrated by these very efficient quadrocopters building a rope bridge. Flying machines, by definition,

Art, Videos

Artists build solar system to scale in the Nevada Desert


A group of friends have built the largest scale model (to my knowledge) of the solar system, in the dry bed of the Nevada Desert.

Technology, Videos

This is how much ink is left when your printer is “empty”


The printer industry has taken a strange turn: ink cartridges are almost as expensive as entire printers, it’s often cheaper to buy a new one than fix it, and when your printer says it’s out of ink… it’s not actually out of ink. Here’s how much ink there is left when the printer says it’s out: The results are pretty

Design, News, Science, Space, Videos

Ballantine creates whiskey glass to be used in zero G, spill free

Image via 3dprint

Scottish manufacturer Ballantines comes to the aid of space-dwellers the world round (and beyond) with a new, high-tech glass that promises to make getting hammered with style in space a reality.

Biology, News, Videos

Watch: How Ants React to a Ringing iPhone


As soon as the phone starts ringing, these ants have a military-like reaction, forming a circle around the device. But why do they do this?