Category: Science

YouTuber engineerguy wrote a book called Fatal Flight, which brings vividly to life the year of operation of R.101, the last great British airship—a luxury liner three and a half times the length of a 747 jet, with a spacious lounge, a dining room that seated fifty, glass-walled promenade decks, and a smoking room. The British expected R.101 to spearhead a fleet of imperial airships that would dominate the skies as British naval ships, a century earlier, had ruled the seas. The dream ended when, on its demonstration flight to India, R.101 crashed in France, tragically killing nearly all aboard.


Destin of SmarterEveryDay went to go see the “Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse” we just had on January 31st. While photographing it, he found something really strange – and has put out the call for anyone to explain it.

Tesla Coil in Slo-Mo

The Slow Mo Guys wondered what a million volts of electricity looks like up close, so they teamed up with electricity expert, Dr. Megavolt, and his super high voltage Tesla Coil.

YouTuber engineerguy shares fascinating images and information gleaned from the 1909 to 1911 editions of the Journal The Engineer. It includes photos of the construction of the Titanic and its twin the Olympic, the launching of these Olympic-class ships, and accidents that occurred. The video includes engineering details of the ship’s engines, steering mechanism, and propellers.

YouTuber engineerguy details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can. He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near its lid, shows close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, and details the complex operation of the tab that opens the can.

YouTuber engineerguy breaks down the science behind the famously mesmerizing tabletop toy. President Herbert Hoover (an engineer) and the great Albert Einstein were both flummoxed by it.

Magnet Smash (Bonus Video)

While I watched yesterday’s video of smashing things between two powerful magnets, all I could wonder was, “How on EARTH do they get those magnets apart again??” Well, asked and answered.

Magnet Smash

The Slow Mo Guys and special guest Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory” smash some stuff with a pair of super-powerful magnets. Because science!

Pic of the Day – 2/27/18

The Hephaestus Fossae crater on Mars, taken by NASA’s Express Orbiter on 12/28/2007.


Television in Slo-Motion

The Slow Mo Guys (just Gav in his living room this time) follow up on their How a Camera Works episode with televisions, showing us exactly how pixels work.
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