Tagged: veritasium

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The Stickiest Non-Sticky Substance

The Stickiest Non-Sticky Substance Adhesives based on gecko skin can hold huge weights – without sticking to anything. Head to https://brilliant.org/Veritasium to start your free trial. The first 200 of you will get 20% off Brilliant’s annual premium subscription. ▀▀▀ Thanks to Dr. Mark Cutkosky, Tony Chen, Amar Hajj-Ahmad, and the rest of the Biomimetics…

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We tested the US Military’s secret space weapon

We tested the US Military’s secret space weapon An engineer came up with a plan to drop tungsten telephone poles from space – the idea has been seriously considered on multiple occasions, so we tested it. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. You can get started for free, or the first 200 people to sign…

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How To Measure The Tiniest Forces In The Universe

How To Measure The Tiniest Forces In The Universe This lab measures the tiniest forces in the universe. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. You can get started for free, or the first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. ▀▀▀ Thanks to Rich Press and NIST for the…

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Inside The Navy’s Indoor Ocean

Inside The Navy’s Indoor Ocean The US Navy has an indoor ocean that can simulate any wave in the world. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. You can get started for free, or the first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. ▀▀▀ Thanks to Kelley Stirling and the…

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The US Government Sells Human Poop

The US Government Sells Human Poop This government warehouse keeps our entire society up to standard. Part of this video was sponsored by Google Domains. Take the first step to get online with a domain name from Google Domains – go to domains.google/veritasium to get 20% off your first year. #GoogleDomains ▀▀▀ Thanks to Rich…

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What Happens If A Star Explodes Near The Earth?

What Happens If A Star Explodes Near The Earth? People have witnessed supernovae for millennia, but what threat do they pose to life on Earth? This video is sponsored by Brilliant. You can get started for free, or the first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. ▀▀▀ A…

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The Most Important Algorithm Of All Time

The Most Important Algorithm Of All Time The Fast Fourier Transform is used everywhere but it has a fascinating origin story that could have ended the nuclear arms race. This video is sponsored by 80,000 Hours. Head to http://80000hours.org/veritasium to sign up for their newsletter and get sent a free copy of their in-depth career…

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The Fatal Physics of Falling Objects

The Fatal Physics of Falling Objects This video is sponsored by Brilliant. You can get started for free, or the first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Check out Adam Savage’s video: https://youtu.be/h_zytOcMwys A massive thanks to Adam Savage and the whole Tested Crew – especially Kristen Lomasney,…

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World’s Highest Jumping Robot

World’s Highest Jumping Robot This tiny robot can jump higher than anything else in the world. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Huge thanks to Dr. Elliot Hawkes and the rest of the group – Charles Xiao, Chris Keeley, Dr.…

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The 4 things you need to be an expert

The 4 things you need to be an expert Which experts have real expertise? This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. ▀▀▀ Chase, W. G., & Simon, H. A. (1973). Perception in chess. Cognitive psychology, 4(1), 55-81. – https://ve42.co/chess1 Calderwood, R.,…