Would you like to see how a sewing machine works? How braces straighten teeth? How a key and lock works? How an ant walks? This collection of 25 GIFs will show you.
Push latches are found in things like gasoline valve lids and cabinet doors. Push it once and they lock the door. Push it again and it pops open. This Old Tony wanted to better understand how they worked so he built one that clearly shows how they work. [Via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories] READ THE REST
Maryam Tsegaye, a 17-year-old science adept in Fort McMurray, Alberta, entered a global contest called the "Breakthrough Junior Challenge", in which you create a YouTube video to try to explain a complex scientific concept to everyday folks. Tsegaye tackled quantum tunneling, and did an absolutely fantastic job of taking its probabilistic weirdness and making it… READ THE REST
Kurzgesagt's latest "In a Nutshell" animation asks "Is it too late to stop climate change?" From the video: We have known for decades that rapid Climate Change is being caused by the release of Greenhouse Gases. But instead of reducing them, in 2019 the world was emitting 50% more CO2 than in the year 2000.… READ THE REST
It may all seem like fun, but game developers don't have it easy. In addition to trying to infuse next-level creativity into the hard-and-fast rigors of coding and unforgiving tech, they're also trying to keep an eye on innovations that could change the whole development arena as we know it. It wasn't all that long… READ THE REST
After a year of lockdowns and limited travel, it looks like the skyways could soon be opening up in a very big way. Indicators show travel volume has started to ramp back up at a significant pace in recent weeks, with key airports like McCarran International in Las Vegas reporting air traffic up 60 percent… READ THE REST
With smartphone technology, everybody has a ridiculously brilliant digital camera to snap pictures at any time. While you can certainly share in the joy by emailing or texting family and friends with your shots, there's a tangible, visceral thrill when you've actually got a physical copy of your picture right in your hand, a real… READ THE REST