Category Archives: Science

Map Showing Where Today’s Countries Would Be Located on Pangea

Where would today’s countries be located on Pangea? The map shown here (from Open Culture) gives a pretty good guess at it. It’s amazing to think that approximately 300 million years ago, all the countries and continents that we recognise … Continue reading

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Ultra High Definition Video From The International Space Station

“The view of life in space is getting a major boost with the introduction of 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video, providing an unprecedented look at what it’s like to live and work aboard the International Space Station. This important new … Continue reading

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Robots Falling Down At The DARPA Robotics Challenge

This compilation of robots falling down is far funnier than it should be. I love how they start falling down in almost slow motion, an inevitability of gravity pulling down on them as soon as they go slightly off balance. … Continue reading

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New Horizons

“In three weeks, the robotic New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto. As the featured video makes clear, though, humanity has been on an unprecedented epoch of robotic exploration of our Solar System‘s planets for the past half century. The video … Continue reading

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20 Years Of APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day is 20 years old today! To celebrate, they’ve digitally re-pixelated and altered the famous painting by Vermeer, using many of the over 5000 APOD images they’ve collected over the years. It’s a brilliant piece, and … Continue reading

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The Mould Effect Chain Fountain On The One Show

I’ve posted about the Bead Chain Experiment before, showing both an indepth analysis of the physics behind it, as well as a slow motion version of it. This version is a World Record attempt! Steve Mould (the discoverer of the … Continue reading

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Industrial Robot Vs Sword Master

Japanese sword masters are impressively skilled, able to accurately slice an orange in half and perform precise cuts on their target. The sword technique, Iaijyutsu, is cultivated from ancient times, and requires many years of practice to perfect. Yaskawa Electric Corporation, … Continue reading

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