Many people have asked, "what would happen if you fired a baseball from a cannon at a boxing dummy?" The answer is at 4:53 in this video.
In this experiment, a room is filled with water until the weight of it overwhelms the floor and falls into the room below. The house is all but completely destroyed, seemingly in minutes. Science! READ THE REST
William Osman put real bones in a hand moulded from ballistic gel, then demonstrated what happens when said hand goes into a garbage disposal. Spoiler alert: nothing good. The banana demonstration up front is actually more effective, and a lot easier and cheaper to replicate at home. Image: YouTube / William Osman READ THE REST
MEL Chemistry shared a nice overview of some fun tricks kids can do with supercooled water, like dipping a frozen grape and watching the crystals form before their eyes. If you really want to up the enthusiasm, tell them they can learn to make ice and snow like Elsa from Frozen: Image: YouTube MEL Chemistry READ THE REST
For hot items, you can already feel the engines revving for Black Friday. Sure, this year, we will probably see a decided lack of retail warriors on the ground charging through Target and Walmart, but don't fool yourself. The online sprees will be just as hot, if not hotter, than ever. Thankfully, there are ways… READ THE REST
As the winter months settle in, a lot of our favorite outdoor activities will inevitably end up in deep-freeze until next spring's thaw. Unfortunately, one of those is cycling. But while rain, snow, chilly temperatures, and wet, hazardous conditions might keep your bike off the streets and trails until next year, that doesn't mean it… READ THE REST
App development isn't easy. Even if you've got a great idea for an app, building it and getting it into the hands of users is another story entirely. For example, if you decide to build an app for the iPhone, does that mean it automatically works in other Apple devices, like on an iPad? Or… READ THE REST