Nov 232014
 
Schlieren Optical Technique Incredibly Shows The Flow Of Heat And Gas

Using Schlieren flow visualization, Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations can show small changes in the air that would usually go unseen by the naked eye. By pointing a light at a concave mirror and focusing the light onto the edge of a razor blade in front of a camera, the heat of a candle or helium from a balloon can be seen. Incredible!

NPR covered this technique back in April. 

 


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Nov 182014
 
Take A Virtual Ride On World’s Newest Tallest Roller Coaster

Every year, amusement parks battle over the title of the tallest, fastest, or coolest new roller coaster. The new indoor entertainment complex called SkyPlex in Orlando, Florida will soon be the rightful owner of the world’s tallest roller coaster. Appropriately called Skyscraper, the new ride will be over 500 feet tall, and take riders on a unique adventure as the tracks wrap around a tower with an observation deck on top. 

Roller coaster channel Theme Park Review has published this digital depiction of the new ride which offers viewers a very cool virtual point-of-view ride. Buckle up, because this is gonna be crazy!

 


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Nov 182014
 
SnapChat Introduces Snapcash To Easily Send Cash To Friends

Western Union is soo last century. The popular instant messaging app Snapchat has just debuted their latest feature that allows users to easily and instantly send cash to their friends. After connecting with Square, simply use the cashtag, aka the $ symbol, and the amount and hit send! It’s that easy. The company released this strange musical commercial to break the news which has instantly gone viral, but has received a negative reception.   

 


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Nov 162014
 
Misconceptions About Technology

Nearly everyone uses some form of technology, but few people actually understand what is going on under the hood of their favorite smartphone, computer, or video game. As a result, there are many misconceptions floating around technology, like the idea that Macs never get viruses or that deleting a file on your computer actually deletes it for good–that’s not exactly the case. Elliott of Mental Floss covers the most popular technology misconceptions in this trending video

 


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Nov 102014
 
Kids React To Old Cameras

Today, most kids think cameras are no big deal. Digital cameras seem to be on every smartphone, computer, and mobile device, and pictures are ready to see instantly. But it was only a few years ago that you had to go to your local pharmacy or photo store to develop your film for your camera. You didn’t even know if you ‘got’ the picture until you paid for it to be developed. That’s right, paid

The Fine Brothers wanted to show kids what it was like before the digital camera age, so they gave a group of kids some older cameras from the 90′s. Their reactions are adorable. 

 


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