Some of the most familiar scientific breakthroughs and discoveries came while the researcher was looking for something completely different, while others were just plain luck. It always helps if you are open to the possibility of using what you’ve got as well as what you’re looking for!
Culture & the World
This video illustrates the difference between crack and powdered cocaine and explains the effect that both drugs have on the brain and the rest of the body.
Humans, octopi and pine trees alike are all made up of cells, tiny but sophisticated systems that keep life going. Cells are almost like tiny factories run by robots, with the nucleus, DNA, proteins, lipids, and vitamins and minerals all playing critical roles. George Zaidan and Charles Morton lay out the blueprint of a cell and explain how biochemistry binds all life together.
The centuries-old Person Action Object method improves memorization by converting numbers into mental pictures instead. Watch former memory champ Nelson Dellis explain exactly how to use the PAO system effectively.
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage — and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone, created by a team led by Chad Jenkins, that gives him the ability to navigate space — to once again look around a garden, stroll a campus …
Drawing more than 50,000 tourists every year, the iconic moai statues of Rapa Nui are falling apart. Whilst debates continue over how to preserve them, locals also face a struggle over their independence.
Designers working on a new generation of medical equipment that robotic surgery could soon be applied on beating human hearts.
Short video showing how and what to scrap in old cell phones and prepare them for gold and other precious metals recovery.
What Earth would be like if humans never existed. What was our planet like before Homo sapiens, and would it still be that way if we had never gone global? We rewind time, erase our ancestors, and hit play…
From the author: One of the best gifts I’ve ever received on my travels is a stove made with nothing but a drinks can and a knife. In this video, we’re going to learn how to make it. The stove runs on alcohol, of which the most common source is medical alcohol from your local […]
The latest Volvo commercial is going viral for good reason. Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme takes his 53 year-old body to the next level to showcase Volvo’s Dynamic Steering System. The stunt is in fact real. A Volvo rep confirmed that the spot was done in just one take, and if the actor had gotten […]