Archive for the ‘Sci/Tech’ Category

Solar Freakin’ Roadways (Video)

Solar Freakin’ Roadways (Video)

Best idea ever? I really hope that the solar roadways project will become a reality.

Butterfly and Bee Drink Crocodile Tears (Video)

Butterfly and Bee Drink Crocodile Tears (Video)

Ecologist Carlos de la Rosa filmed a Julia butterfly and a solitary bee drink tears from the eyes of a Spectacled Caiman crocodile on Costa Rica’s Puerto Viejo River.

Liquid Nitrogen Bottle Rockets (Video)

Liquid Nitrogen Bottle Rockets (Video)

Explanation from the Fysikshow: ‘liquid nitrogen floats on top of the warm water, expanding thus propelling the soda bottle upwards with extreme force.’

LIX 3D Printing Pen (Video)

LIX 3D Printing Pen (Video)

LIX, the smallest 3D printing pen in the world, enables you to draw in the air without using paper. LIX works similar to 3D printers, by quickly melting and cooling plastic filament, thus letting you create rigid and freestanding structures.

Smart Crow Solves 8-Stage Puzzle (Video)

Smart Crow Solves 8-Stage Puzzle (Video)

Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an 8-step puzzle to try and confuse ’007′, one of the smartest crows he’s been studying in captivity. The bird solved the complex puzzle pretty quickly, even though he never saw the objects arranged together before. Watch the amazing experiment in this clip from the BBC’s ‘Inside the Animal Mind’:

DIY Excavator with Syringe Hydraulics (Video)

DIY Excavator with Syringe Hydraulics (Video)

YouTuber and future engineer Wesley Sousa has built an excavator arm by using plastic syringes instead of hydraulic cylinders.

Interactive Morphing Table Surface Copies 3D Objects in Real Time (Video)

Interactive Morphing Table Surface Copies 3D Objects in Real Time (Video)

An amazing ‘morphing table surface’ that can replicate a virtual, 3D version of near-by objects in real time was developed by professor Hiroshi Ishii and his students at the MIT Media Lab.

Automated Japanese Restaurant without Waiters (Video)

Automated Japanese Restaurant without Waiters (Video)

BBC’s Spencer Kelly shows us an automated sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, where food is delivered by conveyor belts instead of by waiters.

Boston Dynamics’ Galloping WildCat Robot (Video)

Boston Dynamics’ Galloping WildCat Robot (Video)

Boston Dynamics introduces WildCat, a four-legged robot capable of galloping at 16mph on flat terrain. WildCat is not as fast as its running cousin, Boston Dynamics ‘Cheetah’ robot, but at least it’s off the leash.

Water Droplets in Leidenfrost Maze (Video)

Water Droplets in Leidenfrost Maze (Video)

University of Bath students use the Leidenfrost effect to direct water droplets through a maze.