Hair Dryer Heat Schlieren Optics

Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations conducted a demonstration of an optical technique that allows us to see small changes in the index of refraction in Continue reading

Jetpack Helping Soldiers Run Faster

Engineer Jason Kerestes from Arizona State University have created a working prototype jetpack that attaches to a soldier’s back and helps them run faster. The 4MM Continue reading

Mantis Shrimp Powerful Punch in Slow Motion

In the latest episode of Smarter Every Day, Destin goes to James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, to watch a Mantis Shrimp powerful punch in action and how it can smash a glass Continue reading

Smokers Lungs vs Healthy Lungs

A shocking experiment shows the differences in lung capacity between a smoker and a non-smoker. The video below features an air pump inflating two sets of lungs to Continue reading

5 Fun Physics Phenomena

Derek Muller of the Veritasium YouTube channel has demonstrated five cool physics-related phenomena, including center of mass cane trick, water bending, magnetic cereal and a flying tea bag. Muller wants the Continue reading

Jet Engine Assembly

Baratunde Thurston takes us behind the scenes at GE Global Research Center to learn how does a jet engine works with the help of aerospace engineer Continue reading