We know the solar system is flat, so are several objects in the universe like galaxies, and, as the video points out, Saturn’s rings. So why in the world did our solar system turn out to be flat, with all the three dimensional space available? The video explains it well. This also reminds us of this other video we saw some time ago. It explains similar ideas well enough, although for a two dimensional medium with focus on gravity.
Canada and parts of USA are seeing an extreme cold, with temperature colder than the surface temperature of Mars. Extreme cold like that is very well suited for experimentation, like what we see here. The video is from South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada where the temperature was -41°C (-41.8°F) when this video was shot. Boiling water meets super cold temperature, and immediately turns to snow.
For most of his movie career, Arnold Schwarzenegger has spent his time killing. Well, he’s mostly dispatched the bad guys, but this guy has a kill sheet that is significantly huge. Schwarzenegger has a kill count of 509 people for his movie career, and all of them have been squeezed into this 28 minute video you can see above. Schwarzenegger’s fictional kill count is truly impressive, considering it is four more than the confirmed real life sniper kills by Simo Häyhä a.k.a White Death.
There are no Sherlock S3 spoilers in the animation above, but Sherlock’s habit of deducting and making a point to say it has spoilers for everything the detective and Dr. Watson watch on TV.
The hovering tree in Potsdam, Germany gives the illusion of being disjointed at its trunk and floating in mid air. Created by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu, the illusion involved wrapping the part in plastic sheeting and then mimicking the background landscape on the sheets by using spray paint strokes.
Having sound move objects is interesting to watch, but it is that much better when the said objects go into levitation, and can be manipulated. The three dimensional manipulation is achieved by ultrasonic standing waves generated by phased arrays. By changing the direction of the sound wave, the objects can be manipulated like the video here shows.
Sony showed off a new footage of The Amazing Spiderman 2. Released at the new year, the video shows Electro, Rhino, and Stan Lee to kick off the footage.
We’ve seen impact drivers in action, and the video here shows what is exactly going on inside the driver that makes it tick.
Once you get over the fear of freezing your butt off, there’s plenty of things you can do with all the snow and ice in Canada. Make a friggin’ truck out of it, for example. Out to show the world how rugged their car batteries are, a Canadian company sculpted 11,000 lbs of ice into the body of a truck.
Veronica Mars movie project showed up on Kickstarter with a funding requirement of $2 million, but it soared well past the goal to reach $5.7 million. The movie has been progressing well, and now has its first trailer to show. It is scheduled to reach theaters in March this year.