The Hubble Telescope was launched about 30 years ago, and it has given us a spectacular view of our Cosmos. NASA has published a wonderful retrospective with a sampling of the imagery that this telescope has given us: As with other NASA missions, you can find all of the imagery, and videos from the HubbleContinue reading “Hubble Telescope And 30 Years Of Cosmic Wonder”
Category Archives: Science
The awesome Saturn V rocket
Our son is interested in the awesome Saturn V rocket that carried Humans to the Moon. I thought I’d add a couple resources that I found here, rather than to some Google Doc or email. As usual, NASA has a collection of free multimedia resources. I found this album on Flickr. There are also aContinue reading “The awesome Saturn V rocket”
Pew pew pew. The physics of your favourite blaster sound.
I came across this awesome video from SKUNK BEAR explaining how the sound engineers on the Star Wars movies came up with the sound of those iconic blasters and I knew I had to share it with you. Now I also want to go throw stones at a frozen lake and dig out a slinky.Continue reading “Pew pew pew. The physics of your favourite blaster sound.”
The egg experiment with a bottle vacuum – ביצה ללא מוצה
This egg experiment involves creating a partial vacuum in a bottle and using that vacuum to suck a boiled egg into the bottle. This video is in Hebrew but you can follow along if you don’t understand what our friend is saying.
I came across this fantastic video of popping corn in slow motion from Warped Perception and had to share it with you. So, how does popcorn actually pop? First of all, there are a few types of corn that are grown. But only one kind can be popped. Popcorn. And the reason that popcorn canContinue reading “Slo-Mo Popcorn”
Seeing our planet from the International Space Station
NASA publishes a large collection of photos and videos of our planet as seen from the International Space Station. They offer a truly spectacular view of our home.
Unbreakable Prince Rupert’s Drops
I came across these awesome and unbreakable Prince Rupert’s Drops in a video by Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day.
Will a bowling ball fall faster than a feather?
Will a bowling ball fall faster than a feather if you dropped them at the same time? Sounds obvious but the answer will surprise you.
What happens when lightning strikes an airplane?
This morning our daughter asked me what happens when lightning strikes an airplane. It is a great question so I did a little digging and the answers are fascinating.
Better storm prediction by knowing more about raindrops
Did you know that knowing the size of raindrops can help scientists better predict storm behaviour and the after effects of storms in different regions? The GPM mission is designed to help do just that.