Rocket Powered Fidget Spinner

By: TheBackyardScientist

Originally Published on May 30, 2017

Ok thats it, Fidget Spinner trend is over, cause this is the best one ever!! 😉 I built a custom fidget spinner out of 1/4in aluminum plate and strapped 3 E sized rocket engines.

Really, I just wanted to do this. I saw Stephens video and needed answers. Plus, this gave me an excuse to buy a Plasma Cutter ive been eyeballing for yearssss. (dont tell sandra I could have made this with a jigsaw..)

The spinner has a 6 inch radius, so it travels ~37 inches to make a full circle. Its spinning 88 times per second (5200 per minute), so that means the tip is traveling 276 feet per second, or 188.182 MPH. so yeah, 1000mph fidget spinner is pretty much impossible… Who will accept my challenge?

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Latest view of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno spacecraft from Enneagon

Latest view of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno spacecraft from Enneagon on Vimeo.

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Fun Science With Rob: Temperature

 

By: BLOODHOUND SSC – 1,000 mph car

Originally published on Apr 25, 2017

Our chief inspirer, Rob Bennett, explores how BLOODHOUND uses changes in temperature to make parts of the car fit together. Naturally, he has to experiment with liquid nitrogen to explain it’s cool properties.

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World’s First Live 360 Rocket Launch: Orbital ATK CRS-7

 

By: NASA

Streamed live

NASA, in coordination with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK, will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch. This stream will begin at approximately 11:00a.m. EDT on April 18th, and will last until the rocket is out of sight. This stream enables you to look around in 360 degrees -as if you were actually standing on the launch pad.

The Orbital ATK CRS-7 resupply mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch during a 30 minute window opening at 11:11a.m. EDT. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft will launch on a ULA Atlas V rocket carrying more than 7,600 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory.

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Apis Cor: first residential house has been printed!

 

By: Apis Cor

Originally published on Feb 22, 2017

Apis Cor company has successfully finished the residential house printing project, which was announced in December 2016.The developer of the unique equipment, Apis Cor company approached the issue of building this house from all sides and invited five world renowned companies, which are known for their innovative approach, as partners: PIK Companies Group, Samsung Electronics, TechnoNICOL corporation, Bitex Reibeputz company and «Fabrika Okon» company.

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Introducing New Glenn

 

By: Blue Origin

Originally published Mar 7, 2017

More info here; http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/07/jeff-bezos-shows-off-engine-for-blue-origin-gigantic-rocket-new-glenn.html

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Everything you should know about TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Mar 1, 2017

The TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet system has seven earth-like planets and is only 39 lightyears away! I am joined by Professor Adam Burgasser and Dr. Katherine Deck, both astrophysicists on the Nature paper to discuss the discovery of this planetary system.

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How to control light with water

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Dec 22, 2016

How fast is the internet? How fast can we send data? This easy DIY experiment allows you to control light with water! Drill a hole in the bottom of a 2 liter bottle, fill the bottle with water allowing the water to stream out the hole, and a shine a laser on the other side so it comes out the hole and follows the stream of water! Just like fiber optics, the laser beam gets bounced around, but stays within the stream. Controlling light in this way gives up the ability to send information MUCH faster, as opposed to sending a postcard via snail mail!

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Fun new Fiber Optics video from Nat and Lo on Fiber Optics called, “Journey to the Bottom of the Internet”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9R4t…
Also found this great video by engineer guy who set up the experiment much better than we did:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MwMk…

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TeleGeography
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Exploding soda cans with electromagnets in SLOW MOTION ft Joe Hanson

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Jun 14, 2016

Making Music with a Tesla Coil: https://youtu.be/KGhNgeg9IAw

Watch a soda can rip itself apart in a fiery explosion at 11,000fps with a Phantom high speed camera. Running a current through a coil, produces an electromagnet. Turn up the voltage in this experiment, and make that current strong enough, and your electromagnet can rip a soda can in half. Or rather, make the can rip itself in half! This video was filmed at Arc Attack Studios in Austin, TX with Joe Hanson, Joe DiPrima, John DiPrima and Darren Dyk.

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Use Induction to make your own DIY Electric Train:
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How the quarter shrinking demo works:
A coil of wire is wrapped around the quarter so it follows the edge of the quarter. Then a capacitor – kind of like a battery – is charged until it’s at a VERY high-voltage, which is then discharged through the wire. The current produced is high enough to make you go bye bye. The coil becomes an electromagnet – because current —≥ magnetic field But this magnetic field creates another current or set of currents in the quarter – because changing magnetic field —≥ current in a circuit. But moving charges, i.e. currents, in a magnetic field will feel a force. For the quarter, the charges moving in the edge are feeling a force inward. The current was SO strong that the quarter PULLED ITSELF inward! This is madness.

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AMAZING! Ferrofluid + Glow Sticks

 

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Oct 20, 2015

Ferrofluid is a liquid that displays unusual properties in the presence of a magnetic field. Watch what happens when we mix ferrofluid with the liquid from a glow stick!

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