There’s a very special atom in this photograph, and it’s visible to the naked eye.
“This is not sci-fi imagination or an extreme sport for the fearless.” So reads the opening of the above video, in which we see the Ehang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle in action. It’s essentially a big drone designed to carry human passengers, reportedly the first in the world.
There’s something unsettling about a particle beam illuminating a darkened room with purple fluorescence. In this video, YouTuber clagwell demonstrates his own variation on the Lenard tube, with amazing results. Perhaps it’s the music, or the tube’s strange design, or the fact that the beam in question emits X-rays. But the video, with the electron gun …
The brilliant minds of Carnegie Mellon University have conspired to develop an algorithm that accurately tracks the location of “persons-of-interest” in complex indoor environments.
A group of physicists intend to build a time crystal, a theoretical structure of particles that moves in a perpetual pattern (like a circle) without radiating energy, in hopes of constructing a better theory of time.
On January 4, 1903, Thomas Edison performed a shocking demonstration at Luna Park, Coney Island. It was an attempt to prove the deadliness of alternating current, backed by Edison’s competitors George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla. Edison himself was looking to preserve the use of direct current, and jumped at any opportunity to discredit his competition.
Geneticist George Church wants to clone a Neanderthal. It’s not an easy process, and we’re not quite there yet (maybe within 50 years). But that isn’t stopping him from getting the word out. Namely, he’s looking for an “adventurous female human” to act as the cloned Neanderthal’s surrogate mother. Any takers?