Just because it's the weekend doesn't mean you have to switch your brain off completely. Smarter Every Day continues its video series on the physics behind helicopters with a look at how choppers use something called a swashplate to vary the pitch of its rotor blades to climb higher and fly in any direction.
Using a fried dough and Kit Kat stop-motion animation, the folks over at Elements explain how a synchroton particle accelerator—like the Large Hadron Collider—accelerate particles up to the speed of light.
Carl Groover is the Maverick of RC helicopters. He does things with a miniature chopper that seem to defy the laws of gravity and physics. It will seriously blow your mind, and not just because you lost an hour of sleep this weekend.
Increasing your camera's ISO setting improves its ability to see in the dark, but it can also lead to artifacts in your images that look like millions of tiny dots, known as noise. But where exactly does it come from?
The ongoing joke that Ikea's flat-pack furniture is confusingly complicated to assemble might be rendered moot now that the Swedish company is rolling out video assembly instructions that look considerably easier to follow than its printed manuals.
It's not going to guarantee you an A+ like showing up with a working portal gun would. But you can still wow your teachers by building your own version of Portal 2's potato-powered AI, even though the kit's a fraud.
You might think you've found a clever way to get them to learn, but kids see right through educational board games. And while some do a good job at hiding their true nature, c-Jump— which teaches programming concepts — does not.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's Introductory Calculus For Infants comes another book dedicated to introducing scientific concepts to kids in a fun way so the subjects seem less intimidating when they finally get to school.