The Absurdity of Detecting Gravitational Waves

The Absurdity of Detecting Gravitational Waves

1.3 billion years ago in a galaxy far, far away two black holes merged As they violently spiraled into each other They created traveling distortions in the fabric of space-time gravitational waves in the last tenth of a second the energy released in these waves was 50 times greater then the energy being released by…

Electromagnetic Levitation Quadcopter

Electromagnetic Levitation Quadcopter

How much does this thing weigh? -Well, try to pick it up. -Okay. Alright. -Be nice to it -105 lbs -105 lbs -It consists of four motors connected up to these spinning magnet arrays and if you spin these fast enough it will actually levitate. -That’s correct. -Let’s see if we can do it Ready?…

2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing

2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing

(Neil deGrasse Tyson) Welcome back to most of you. How many first-timers here, if you can raise your hand? We’ve been doing this for 14 years, and this is your first time. You’ve figured this out. Welcome, one and all. This is the first time that we actually have a triple sellout. You’re apparently the…

The Backwards Brain Bicycle – Smarter Every Day 133

The Backwards Brain Bicycle – Smarter Every Day 133

Hey it’s me Destin. Welcome back to Smarter Every Day. You’ve heard people say, “It’s just like riding a bike” meaning it’s really easy and you can’t forget how to do it, right? But I did something. I did something that damaged my mind. It happened on the streets of Amsterdam and I got really…