Jun 292015
 
SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Launch

SpaceX is of course the private space exploration company run by Elon Musk, the founder of electric car company Tesla. SpaceX just launched their unmanned Falcon-9 rocket to the International Space Station before the weekend when disaster struck. After a successful liftoff, the rocket experienced a problem before stage shutdown which resulted in the rocket exploding. Thankfully, only the supplies were loss and there were no injuries. 

 


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Jun 292015
 
The Moon Seen Through A Super Zoomed In Camera Shows Stunning Detail

These days, most cameras have two types of zoom. Digital zoom which rarely ends well and the much more optimal optical zoom which physically zooms in using the lens of the camera. German nature lover Naturbeobachtungen von Lothar Lenz has a Nikon Coolpix P900 with a monstrous 83x optical zoom capability. When handled correctly, he was able to show the moon actually moving from earth. This video has gone viral with over 1.5 million hits!

 


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Jun 262015
 
How Hummingbirds Fly In Wind And Rain

The hummingbird is one of the best flying creatures in the animal kingdom. Unlike nearly every other bird, the hummingbird has the incredible ability to literally hover in midair like a helicopter. But how does the little bird achieve such a feat? Science reporters at Deep Look by PBS investigate the hummingbird in this mind blowing video

 


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Jun 182015
 
Newly Found Tiny Octopus Is Adorable

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has the eggs of a newly found deep sea creature incubating at their facilities. The eggs come from an unnamed cephalopod that is small with large eyes and is overall just adorable, explains Science Friday. So maybe it should be called Adorabilis.

 


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Jun 172015
 
Pouring Molten Metals Into Water Is Awesome

As his name suggests, homestead nerd The Backyard Scientist enjoys performing science experiments in his backyard and showing the Internet the awesome results. For his latest project, he melted six common metals, pewter, tin, bismuth, lead, zinc, aluminum, and iron, and poured the molten metal into a large glass aquarium filled with water. The results are very cool. 

 


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