Category Archives: Science

Another excellent animated explanation by educational design studio Kurzgesaght – in this case, the what, why, where and whuh of wormholes:

Previously: Plastic, People

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Cat Explorer – a virtual reality demo by san Francisco based VR company Leap Motion demonstrating ‘the transformative potential of VR and natural interaction in fields as diverse as education, training, healthcare, and entertainment’.

The motion of the user’s hand allows exploration of the skeleton, vascular system, organs and inner workings of a friendly cartoon moggie.

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Kurzgesagt on the finer points of the bacteriophage – serial killer of the microscopic world – never done slaughtering the organisms that live around and inside us.

Previously: Black Hole Bomb

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A supercut of  movie (and TV) scenes by Fun With Guru featuring  the weird and wonderful phenomenon of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)

Headphones or it won’t make much sense.

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Not quite as appealing as your outside voice. To wit:

This real-time MRI film shows live the movements in the mouth and pharynx during speech: The spatio-temporal coordination of the lips, tongue, soft palate and larynx becomes visible, which is necessary to form vowels, consonants and coarticulations

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A new animation from German educational design studio Kurzgesagt explains the whys and wherefores of black holes and how, in theory, we could havest energy from them.

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Take a high resolution guided tour of the entire moon – North pole, South pole, near side and dark side – courtesy of imagery from  NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Full screen for optimal effect.

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Science advocate Bill Nye promotes his new PBS special with Vanity Fair with a jaunt through various scientific  terms like “arsole,” “hinny,” “champagne tap” and more.

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