Posts Tagged ‘experiment’

Volvo Just Turned Passing Cars Into Generators

by CHIRPon April 10, 2016
This new ad from Volvo is pretty great. Called “Highway Robbery”, Volvo did pretty much exactly that to the people of California and it’s competitors. By creating a large mat containing tubes of water and laying it across the road, passing cars would compress and eject the water into a generator connected to and charging their […]

You Won’t Believe What Happens When You Shoot A Non-Newtonian Fluid

by CHIRPon April 7, 2016
Something incredible, that’s what. You probably haven’t seen something like this before. Filling water balloons with colored water and popping them in front of a slow motion camera can be amazing. But what happens when you fill those water balloons with a non-newtonian fluid (water and corn starch) and shoot them with a golf ball!? Well…this. […]

This Molten Copper In A Coconut Is Amazing

Pouring Molten Copper Into The Center of A Coconut Is Surprisingly Awesome

by CHIRPon April 4, 2016
At first we though this guy was just going to pour molten copper on top of a coconut…which we weren’t too excited about as it would have mostly just bounced/rolled off. Then we saw him pull out the drill and knew things were about to get interesting. This youtube cuts a perfect hole in the […]
This Homemade Thermite Launcher Is The Coolest Thing Ever

Watching This Guy Destroy Stuff With A Homemade Thermite Cannon Is Amazing

by CHIRPon April 4, 2016
This guy just built a Thermite Cannon…Incase you don’t know what thermite is, it’s a “mixture of finely powdered aluminum and iron oxide that produces a very high temperature on combustion, used in welding and for incendiary bombs.” It literally looks like something out of a science fiction movie! The way it ignites before shooting […]

This Guy Scaling A Building With Vacuums Is My Dream Come True

This Guy Climbing A Building With Vacuum Cleaners Is Like My Childhood Coming True

by CHIRPon April 3, 2016
I can almost guarantee that as a kid you dreamt of scaling buildings like spiderman…we’ll this is probably the closest we’ve gotten so far! Watching this guy climb up the BBC building using nothing but some household vacuum cleaners and a bit of clever construction is amazing. Who would have though that your old electrolux […]

You Probably Couldn't Ride This Backwards Steering Bicycle

Think You Could Ride This Backwards Steering Bicycle? Think Again.

by CHIRPon April 3, 2016
You’d probably think hopping on a bike that when turned left goes right and right goes left would be pretty easy right? Well you’re wrong. Our brains subconscious just cannot handle the change in controls. Learning to ride a bike takes some time, and then all the years you spend riding bikes after that reinforces your […]

Awesome Dad Teaches Kids Some Science With Their Kiddie Pool

by CHIRPon March 30, 2016
All this dad has is an ordinary backyard kiddie pool and a body board. To most people, that’s a lazy Sunday afternoon. But to this dad it’s and opportunity to teach and have a blast with basic physics. He’s able to use his pool and a displace the water with body board, demonstrating a principle called “constructive wave […]