Bartosz Ciechanowski makes web pages with interactive visuals to explain things like gears, four dimensional cubes, the orbit of the earth around the sun, transparency in digital imaging, lights and shadows, and RGB color spaces.
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
In your eternal search to cool up your home — both figuratively and literally — a bladeless fan might be a great investment as the summer months start rolling into view. For efficiency, new power-saving bladeless fans help cool a space without being forced to pay the cost of using the air conditioner to chill out… READ THE REST
Microsoft has Windows. Apple has Mac OS. Between them, they're the operating systems running 92 percent of the computers in the world. And they were created, developed, owned, and sold as proprietary software by those two companies for use on their particular machines. Linux? Linux is the very definition of a free agent. A versatile,… READ THE REST
Not too many years ago, just about every home had a basic printer for handling a variety of household projects from protecting major documents to printing reports or information from the web. More upscale households even had laser printers or photo quality printers for creating high-end images that were virtually indistinguishable from photographs. That's not… READ THE REST