Category Archive: SciTV: Physics & Chemistry

Aug 12 2015

Orbital Mechanics : Trinity | Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present

Orbital Mechanics has constructed this visualization of all nuclear bomb detonations that have occurred since 1945 when the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb Trinity as part of the Manhattan Project, on July 16, 1945, in state of New Mexico. Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present. Atmospheric: red Underground: yellow Underwater: blue By Orbital …

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Jul 29 2015

Tom Scott: Containing the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History: Chernobyl’s New Confinement Structure

Deep in rural Ukraine sits what was once the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station. Now, it’s the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history: and one that still needs to be contained, thirty years later. How do you deal with something that’ll be this toxic for so long into the future?  

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Jul 27 2015

How Ridiculous: Amazing Basketball Experiment! The Magnus Effect

While at the Gordon Dam doing our World Record Basketball Shot we decided to see how back spin affected a basketball when dropped from 140m up. The results were way crazier than we expected! The Magnus effect is the commonly observed effect in which a spinning ball (or cylinder) curves away from its principal flight …

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Jul 17 2015

PBS Space Time: Can a Circle Be a Straight Line?

General Relativity! Spacetime! And… Curved Lines? On this week’s episode of Spacetime, Gabe talks about what it actually means for a line to be straight so we can better understand what we mean by the idea of “curved Spacetime”. This is Part One of our series on General relativity, so be sure to check it …

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Jul 17 2015

PBS: Crash Course | Distances Astronomy #25

How do astronomers make sense out of the vastness of space? How do they study things so far away? Today Phil talks about distances, going back to early astronomy. Ancient Greeks were able to find the size of the Earth, and from that the distance to and the sizes of the Moon and Sun. Once …

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Jun 23 2015

TED Ed: Football physics: The “impossible” free kick

This episode of TED Educational feats the 1997 Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos who set up for a 35 meter free kick with no direct line to the goal. Carlos’s shot sent the ball flying wide of the players, but just before going out of bounds it hooked to the left and soared into the …

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Jun 17 2015

carsandwater: Thermite Vs. Hockey Puck

Hockey pucks has showed to survive a red hot nickel ball and liquid nitrogen – now it dodges thousands of degrees of thermite as if it were nothing.  

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Jun 13 2015

TheBackyardScientist: Underwater Explosions – Slow Motion Dry Ice Bomb

Underwater explosions using Dry Ice, and Liquid Nitrogen, and captured in high definition slow motion. Hey guys, Backyard Scientist here. I this video I throw water bottles filled with dry ice, and liquid nitrogen into my pool. This is seriously cool. The resulting explosions are earth-shaking powerful. I was curious to see what would happen …

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Jun 06 2015

Perimeter Institute: Amanda Peet: String Theory Legos for Black Holes

Dr. Amanda Peet (University of Toronto) delivers a public lecture on how string theory can provide the “Legos” of the universe to understand phenomena like black holes. The talk was held at Perimeter Institute on May 6, 2015. Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training, and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. …

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Jun 04 2015

Smarter Every Day and Veritaseum: Toilet Swirl

For those of you who might be skeptical, great! The good news is that right circularly prismatic kiddie pools are only $10 and you can do the experiment for yourself at your latitude. There’s really no reason you shouldn’t do this on your own, so before you criticize how we’ve done it, I’d strongly encourage …

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May 31 2015

SmarterEveryDay: The Archer’s Paradox in SLOW MOTION

Byron Ferguson travels the world doing live exhibitions. I should note, that Byron doesn’t call himself the “Best” archer, or the “Most Amazing” archer or anything like that. These are my words, because to me, he really is the most amazing archer.  

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May 06 2015

NUTEK Corporation: 3D Lichtenberg figures

Lichtenberg Figures can be created within solid insulating materials, such as acrylic or glass by injecting them with a beam of high speed electrons from a linear electron beam accelerator. Inside the accelerator, electrons are focused and accelerated to form a beam of high speed particles. Electrons emerging from the accelerator have energies up to …

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Feb 20 2015

SLAC: Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being Born

Scientists have used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule. This fundamental advance, reported Feb. 12 in Science Express and long thought impossible, will have …

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Feb 04 2015

Nature Video: Tiny treasure | The future of nano-gold

Lumps of gold moulded into rings, coins and ingots have been highly prized for millennia. But recently, scientists have realised that tiny pieces of this precious metal – far too small to be seen by the naked eye – could also become a valued commodity. In labs around the world, gold nanoparticles are being tested …

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Jan 05 2015

BuzzFeedBlue: Pranking Your Friends…With Science

Prank your friends with these incredible tricks that work using science!  

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Dec 31 2014

MinutePhysics: A Simple Proof of Conservation of Energy

The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system cannot change—it is said to be conserved over time. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed, but can change form.  

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Dec 19 2014

SciShow: 5 of the World’s Most Dangerous Chemicals

They explode when you touch them. Even a millionth of a gram can kill you. They can even disable you with their horrifying smell. SciShow introduces you to give of the most dangerous chemicals in the world.  

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Dec 19 2014

Veritasium: The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

Who on Earth is exposed to the most ionizing radiation? Veritasium got the answer. As described; I’m filming a documentary for TV about how Uranium and radioactivity have shaped the modern world. It will be broadcast in mid-2015, details to come. The filming took me to the most radioactive places on Earth (and some places, …

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Dec 09 2014

Caltech: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: The Digital Edition

THE DIGITAL EINSTEIN PAPERS is a unique website providing full public access to the translated and annotated writings of the most influential scientist of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein. The site makes available all volumes of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein and contains 5,000 documents covering the first forty-four years of Einstein’s life, up …

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Nov 09 2014

BBC: Human Universe | Brian Cox visits the world’s biggest vacuum chamber

Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space.  

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