Light bulbs have always required more electricity than they need to produce light because the energy conversion process — changing electricity to light — was inefficient. But an MIT research team has just shown that an LED can actually give off more light than what it consumes in electricity.
Minute Physics has undertaken the daunting task of explaining the Theory of Everything. But not surprisingly, it's going to take more than just a couple of minutes. So they've broken it down into smaller chunks, starting with an explanation of matter.
Blame Google if you find yourself staring at your screen, unable to remember what you were about to search for on the internet. Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 155th birthday of German physicist Heinrich Hertz whose experiments with electromagnetic waves paved the way for the radio — and everything wireless you've ever used.
Seriously? You care enough about temporal accuracy buy an atomic clock but you don't know how to build one? We won't tell.Thankfully DIY Physics has a great tutorial on how to build your own with parts from eBay.
The folks behind Minute Physics have a knack for explaining complicated scientific ideas and principles in a way that the average YouTube viewer can comprehend. Even when they tackle rocket science, a term synonymous with complicated physics, math, and equations.
The Higgs Boson still hasn't made an appearance, but in an even more stunning discovery apparently the Large Hadron Collider has been responsible for creating the new 2012 Range Rover Sport. That's £6 billion well spent right there.
Nothing travels faster than light in a vacuum, obviously. And while scientists knew that quantum particles interact with one another at a slower speed, they had trouble measuring the speed at which that happens. Until now, that is.
With the help of SMBC comics illustrator Zach Weiner, this week Minute Physics tackles the conundrum of why some rocks appear to be naturally round, while others end up flat, perfect for skipping across a lake.
I want to believe this is real. I really want to believe this is real. Please internet, just let us have this one thing: an astoundingly cool WipeOut model car track based on superconductivity and magnetic fields. It's incredible looking.
YouTuber yamamo2 hasn't created the world's first perpetual motion machine with this high-performance double pendulum. But he did create a hypnotic way to lose 22 minutes of your life staring at your screen.