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Ferrofluid – the magnetic liquid!

Materials scientist and Christmas Lecturer Mark Miodownik demonstrates some of the weird properties of ferrofluid. This liquid is literally ‘dripping with magnetism’, containing a suspension of ferromagnetic nanoparticles that make the liquid responsive to external magnetic fields, generating unusual patterns, shapes and motion.

Jade and striped icebergs

Jade and striped icebergs. “When seawater at depths of more than 1,200 feet freezes to the underside of massive ice shelves like East Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf, it forms ‘marine ice.’ Enormous hunks of...

What Is Consciousness?

LEANBACK IS HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoR0bM… Music courtesy of Jake Chudnow:http://www.soundcloud.com/jakechudnow TWITTER: @tweetsauce FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/VsauceGaming Learn more: Cleverbot: http://cleverbot.com/ Wikipedia on Consciousness:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consciou… Philosophical ZOMBIES: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/zom… NAMI on Anosognosia: http://www.nami.org/Content/Navigatio… Information is Beautiful on Consciousness Theories:http://www.informationisbeautiful.net… Google Books: Awarenes of Deficit After...

Comet PANSTARRS and the Andromeda Galaxy

Image Credit & Copyright: Pavel SmilykExplanation: Currently, comet PANSTARRS is passing nearly in front of the galaxy Andromeda. Coincidentally, both comet and galaxy appear now to be just about the same angular size. In physical size, even though Comet PANSTARRS is...

Random Acts of Kindness (22 pictures)

A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people. The phrase may have been coined by Anne Herbert, who...