To combat what was presumably plain boredom, these Ukrainian guys took out a microwave oven’s magnetron (the part that’s responsible for all the heating and “microwaving”) and kind of played around with it like it’s some kind of toy. They fiddled around with the device and lit light bulbs and vaporized metallic objects.
Magnets are just the coolest. You want evidence? Kindly view exhibit A, which is the video below. That should get a “wow” out of you, unless you’re a big shot physicist or something. As one famous TV series character said, “Yeah, science!”
The following photos are the product of the work of Tasha Sturm, a lab technician at Cabrillo College in California. The amazing images feature a petri dish full of bacteria, yeast, and fungi–all of which were found on the hand of her eight year-old son after playing outside.
Watch as an incredibly adept robotic animal sprint and leap over boards as if signs of the apocalyptic end were just a skip and a hop away. A product of the innovative minds at MIT’s Biomimetic Robotics Lab, the Cheetah 2 robot utilizes 2D laser distance sensors to anticipate upcoming obstacles and adjusts its strides and jumps accordingly.
Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld’s Edible Growth project combines the inner workings of food development and design, sustainable food production, and 3d printing. She prints out a dough casing that contains edible soil that continues to sprout new growth and actual food as the seeds germinate. The experimental concept is ahead of the technology, which is more than 10 years away from mass production, but incredibly inventive in the meantime.
Prepare to have your mind blown by BuzzFeed Blue’s video. This 209 second video compares the size of the Earth to other planets, stars, galaxies and beyond. It’s a humble reminder that we are only a spec of dust in the universe.
Further your knowledge about the V with this infographic created by HB Health of Knightsbridge. Because we bet you had no idea that some good bacteria found in the vag can also be in your favorite snack? Or that the highest number of orgasms achieved by a man in an hour is barely a blip on the radar compared to a woman’s record.
If you caught sight of Tony Hawk riding the hoverboard here, chances are, you had a good laugh and moved on. This time around, it’s the real deal and though it’s still in its infancy, we are all that much closer to pulling a Marty Mcfly.
Keep your eye on the reaction in Tsinghua University Press and the University of Science and Technology of China’s Beautiful Chemistry video series. To show the fascinating and colorful powers of chemical reactions, the collaborators filmed short films in 4K UltraHD. Even science looks beautiful in the making.
Aaron Ansarov captures images of one of the most mysterious creatures of the sea, the Portuguese Man-of-War. The retired U.S. Navy combat photographer takes pictures of the gelatinous sea creatures in an attempt to inform and garner appreciation for what others have only known to stay away from.