Health of a Nation

, on May 15, 2017

 


The Chemical History of a Candle

, , , on September 6, 2016

Absolutely beautiful and stunning series. Required viewing of all that breath.

Michael Faraday’s The Chemical History of a Candle retold by Bill Hammack.


Applied Science

on June 18, 2015

Applied Science is a series of videos by Ben Krasnow featuring “DIY” experimenting and explaining. All the videos are amazing.


Maple Syrup Discovery

, , on January 21, 2014

This is a remarkable finding about maple syrup production. Instead of having to tap fully grown forests of sugar maples to acquire sap, botanists discovered you can chop the top off a sapling, tap directly into the trunk, and extract sap using a vacuum. Now instead of dealing with sprawling forests to make syrup, these saplings can be planted in dense plantations. The discovery was prompted by a simple question: is sap generated from the top of the tree or the bottom. I was going to headline with the photo of their new sap extraction mechanism, but it is too sad. I’ll take a maple syrup themed picture at some point. Also looking for their actual paper.


Caterpillars and Escalators

, , , on July 29, 2013

caterpillar

Swarming caterpillars are fast!


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