LEGO Engineering + Science

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It’s always fun watching people push LEGO to the limits.  Here you can get a crash course in gear reduction and how to generate torque.  It’s interesting to see the differences in weights that can be lifted.  And it soon becomes apparent that the limitations aren’t in the gearing, or the motor, it’s the other … Continued

LEGO Bridge Girder Builder

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It will never cease to amaze me with the ingenuity of people when it comes to LEGO contraptions. I’ve never seen one of these full size bridge girder movers, but watching this LEGO version makes me amazed at how humans have been able to make machines to make life easier. Especially since this machine is … Continued

Sea Level

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These short YouTube videos make it very easy to learn things.  You might not get a quality education.  And you might get more of a cliff’s notes version, but you learn things.  And if it’s interesting for you, you can use it to learn more about things in general. Such is the case surrounding trying … Continued

Fragile Engines

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If for some reason you wanted to make a steam engine made entirely out of (what I can assume is hand-blown) glass, then the above video should be right up your alley.  I’m sure that is serves some sort of educational purpose, but I’m also sure that whatever purpose it is, this device is far … Continued

Overlapping Clocks

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This is a simple question, but sometimes, the simplest things are the most difficult to grasp.

Some of the Eclipse

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Here’s some 360° video of this Monday’s total Solar Eclipse.  Witnessing this event in person was amazing.  We drove 16 hours down to Greenville South Carolina only to be stuck in clouds. Not to worry though, because that was a major fear of ours, we were prepared and rushed in the opposite direction of the … Continued

Eclipse!

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Once in a lifetime.  Well, only if you think a total solar eclipse is the end of the world that is. This afternoon, starting at around 1:09pm and lasting until just after 4pm Eastern the sun will begin to be blotted out by the Moon.   It’s funny how that works, the moon is the … Continued

Sweet Science

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High speed video and honey doesn’t usually go together, but this weird quirk of science is worth it.  It goes doubly because he actually explains the math behind the science.  Hopefully you all learn something from this. {reddit}

Rocket Engine Underwater

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When I was a kid I loved launching model rockets.  I spent many hours building them from kits, and wrapping paper tubes, and newspaper, and one even from a cardboard tube that a rug was in.  That was a fun one, we put an “F” type engine in it, there was so much black smoke … Continued

Pure Photos

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Photographer Robin de Puy teamed up with Spa, and spent 6 months developing the technique to take photographs through a drop of water.  It’s quite something to be honest, though it’s wildly impractical.  In order to get it working, they had to use a Teflon coated glass plate, an electrical current, and mirrors.  It’s all … Continued