Veritasium

A short a cappella tribute to experimentalists. It is sung while performing three simple experiments with household items: Mentos dropped in diet Coke, a tea bag emptied and burned, and a ping pong ball floating in the air stream of a hair dryer.
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Why does time appear to speed up as we get older? Can we slow it down? Thanks to the National Geographic Channel for sponsoring this video! The new season of Brain Games starts Sunday, February 14th at 9/8c – http://po.st/90S7Ow Brain Games is an Emmy-nominated TV series that explores the inner workings of the human
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The General Theory of Relativity tells us gravity is not a force, gravitational fields don’t exist. Objects tend to move on straight paths through curved spacetime. Thanks to Caséta by Lutron for sponsoring this video. Find out more at: https://www.lutron.com/veritasium Huge thanks to Prof. Geraint Lewis for hours of consulting on this video so I
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This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. To make antivenom, you first need to collect venom from the world’s most deadly snakes. Huge thanks to the Australian Reptile Park for having us over to film – special thanks to Zac Bower
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Want more awesome HD slow-mo? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiyMuHuCFo4 Slinky not long enough? Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsytnJ_pSf8 How does a slinky fall when extended by its own weight and then released? We discover the surprising answer using a slow motion camera that records 300 frames per second. Answer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKb2tCtpvNU For a great explanation, check out Rhett Allain’s analysis
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Watch the bullet block experiment first: http://bit.ly/bulletblock Click for a free audiobook from Audible: http://bit.ly/ZJ5Q6z An interactive vignette of the bullet block http://ivv.rit.edu/bby/ Can you figure out the spinning disk? http://bit.ly/spinningdisk Thank you all for the awesome video responses and comments!! Simulation: http://bit.ly/19SCVnl Web comic: http://bit.ly/17o8HrR Wired Blog: http://bit.ly/17o9Dwu Science Blogs: http://bit.ly/17o9au3 Scientific American: http://bit.ly/19SDoWC
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Visit https://brilliant.org/Veritasium/ to get started learning STEM for free, and the first 200 people will get 20% off their annual premium subscription. Digital computers have served us well for decades, but the rise of artificial intelligence demands a totally new kind of computer: analog. Thanks to Mike Henry and everyone at Mythic for the analog
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Who on Earth is exposed to the most ionizing radiation? Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe I’m filming a documentary for TV about how Uranium and radioactivity have shaped the modern world. It will be broadcast in mid-2015, details to come. The filming took me to the most radioactive places on Earth (and some places, which surprisingly
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Scientists are being inspired by nature to design the next generation of security devices. Arrays of nanoscale holes create beautiful reflected colours that are almost impossible to forge. This video was supported by TechNyou – check out their series on logical fallacies: http://bit.ly/WBsD31 Soon these nanoscale security devices could replace holograms. They are many times
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These are the molecular machines inside your body that make cell division possible. Animation by Drew Berry at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. http://wehi.tv Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Joshua Abenir, Tony Fadell, Donal Botkin, Jeff Straathof, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal, Nathan Hansen Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://ve42.co/patreon Every day in
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Whenever an object spins through the air it experiences a ‘Magnus Force’ due to friction between the air and the object’s surface. This force was originally identified while studying the trajectories of cannon balls (though earlier observations of this effect exist). The Magnus force is essential in most ball sports including golf, cricket, tennis, and
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Analog computers were the most powerful computers for thousands of years, relegated to obscurity by the digital revolution. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Thanks to Scott Wiedemann for the lego computer instructions – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X_Ft4YR_wU Antikythera Archive & Animations ©2005-2020
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Why are bicycles stable? The most common answer is gyroscopic effects, but this is not right. This video was sponsored by Kiwico. Get 50% off your first month of any crate at https://kiwico.com/veritasium50 Huge thanks to Rick Cavallaro for creating this bike on short notice. Thanks to all the friends who participated in the filming.
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Higher: http://bit.ly/blockhigher Same height: http://bit.ly/SameHeight Lower: http://bit.ly/BlockLower Special Thanks to: Henry (MinutePhysics): http://www.youtube.com/minutephysics Destin (Smarter Every Day): http://www.youtube.com/smartereveryday Greg and Mitch (ASAP Science): http://youtube.com/asapscience Elise Andrew (I F***ing Love Science): http://youtube.com/iflscience Thanks to everyone at RIT and Dickinson College who helped with the making of this video: Rochester Institute of Technology Robert Teese, Katelyn Wilkerson,
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SEE THE SETUP FIRST: http://bit.ly/bulletblock Click here for the explanation: http://bit.ly/1dHPk2K Spinning Tube: http://bit.ly/Va43Z6 Spinning Disk: http://bit.ly/14MSKsT Chain Drop: http://bit.ly/1713VQO Spool: http://bit.ly/14wkxfn Special Thanks to: Henry (MinutePhysics): http://www.youtube.com/minutephysics Destin (Smarter Every Day): http://www.youtube.com/smartereveryday Greg and Mitch (ASAP Science): http://youtube.com/asapscience Elise Andrew (I F***ing Love Science): http://youtube.com/iflscience Thanks to everyone at RIT and Dickinson College who
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A general solution to the cubic equation was long considered impossible, until we gave up the requirement that math reflect reality. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Thanks to Dr Amir Alexander, Dr Alexander Kontorovich, Dr Chris Ferrie, and Dr
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The story of a controversial physics question on the qualifying exam for the 2014 US Physics Olympiad team. How does a uniform cable beneath a helicopter hang? Visit https://SimpliSafe.com/veritasium to learn more and to get at least 30% off your SimpliSafe security system! Thanks to SimpliSafe for sponsoring a portion of this video. Thanks to
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Explanations for http://youtu.be/1Xp_imnO6WE Follow me on twitter: http://bit.ly/VeTwitter or Instagram: http://bit.ly/VeInsta or Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBVeritasium For more on deflecting polar streams with electric fields, see: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed077p1520 I’m in Hobart for a live show on Friday at UTAS followed by gigs in Sydney and Canberra next weekend.
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Used in everything from bullet-proof vests to the walls of the Pentagon, polyurea’s strength comes from its long-chain molecules. Check out How Ridiculous: http://bit.ly/VeHowRidiculous Snatoms magnetic molecules: http://bit.ly/VeSnatoms Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon Special thanks to South Bay Line-X: http://southbaylinex.com/ Thanks to Patreon supporters: Nathan Hansen, Bryan Baker, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell, Saeed Alghamdi Filmed by
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Lift is an important concept, not only in flying but also in sailing. This week I’m talking to Olympic Sailor, Hunter Lowden. But before I get to the physics of sailing I thought I would explain lift since it’s generally poorly understood. minutephysics http://bit.ly/Muh6CC 1veritasium http://bit.ly/MrupzL efit30 http://bit.ly/O4CMme appchat http://bit.ly/NxAMlX erikaanear http://bit.ly/MdyUzQ whoisjimmy http://bit.ly/LtFzpW numberphile
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What happens when you decrease the pressure around a liquid? It boils. Water boils at room temperature once the pressure is low enough. What is interesting is that this decreases the temperature of the liquid. The fastest molecules escape, leaving the slower ones behind. Using this trick with liquid nitrogen, it is possible to create
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Many videos on YouTube show water freezing almost instantaneously. This video shows you how to replicate the experiment and it explains how the phenomenon works. Molecular illustrations are courtesy of: PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado http://phet.colorado.edu.
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Huge thanks to the Royal Institution, Professor Frank James, and Katie Atmore for filming. For the Sixty Symbols version of this experiment click http://bit.ly/RGfLY5 Michael Faraday created the first electric generator in 1831 using a coil of wire and a permanent magnet. When the magnet was moved relative to the coil, current was induced in
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How long is the coastline of Australia? One estimate is that it’s about 12,500 km long. However the CIA world factbook puts the figure at more than double this, at over 25,700 km. How can there exist such different estimates for the same length of coastline? Well this is called the coastline paradox. Your estimate
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The best and worst predictions in science are both based on the same underlying physics Check out the Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/cePe303oKDM Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon Special thanks to: Prof. Sean Carroll Prof. Brian Schmidt Prof. Stephen Bartlett Prof. Geraint Lewis More on this topic: http://wke.lt/w/s/XDkwi Patreon supporters: Bryan Baker, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell,
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When pressure is applied to ice, its melting point is reduced so it turns to water. When the pressure is removed, however, it turns back into ice. This process is called ‘regelation.’ Big thanks to Art of Ice Sculptures www.icesculpture.com.au who donated the beautiful block of ice.
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Complete unedited interviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dcw98B2Nzg Trees can weigh hundreds or even thousands of tons, but where do they get this mass from? A few common answers are: the soil, water, and sunlight. But the truth is the vast majority of a dry tree’s mass comes from the air – it originated as carbon dioxide
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There seems to be confusion about what radiation is and where it comes from. Many people believe it is the radiation that comes directly from nuclear power plants that poses a threat to public safety. In fact it is the radioactive atoms, which can escape in the event of an explosion, that pose a safety
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Under UV light, almost all species of scorpions glow a bright green color, but why? Thanks to Capital One Shopping for sponsoring a portion of this video! Avoid Paying Full Price. Get Capital One Shopping for free using this link: https://capitaloneshopping.com/veritasium A huge thanks to Prof. Carl Kloock for the interview and taking us scorpion
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How does a transistor work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcrBqCFLHIY Silicon-28 sphere: http://bit.ly/10J1G2o This episode supported by audible.com: http://bit.ly/ZJ5Q6z We have looked at how a transistor works, the fundamental unit of classical computers, and how a quantum computer works in theory, taking advantage of quantum superposition to hold exponentially more information than classical computers. Now we look at the
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An atom is mostly empty space, but empty space is mostly not empty. The reason it looks empty is because electrons and photons don’t interact with the stuff that is there, quark and gluon field fluctuations. It actually takes energy to clear out space and make a true ’empty’ vacuum. This seems incredibly counter-intuitive but
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Tiny particles from distant galaxies have caused plane accidents, election interference and game glitches. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. This video was inspired by the RadioLab Podcast “Bit Flip” https://ve42.co/BF — they’re brilliant science storytellers. A Huge thanks to
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How the brain works, how we learn, and why we sometimes make stupid mistakes. Submit ideas: http://ve42.co/GotIdeas Apply to work with me: http://ve42.co/JoinUs Thanks to Patreon supporters: Nathan Hansen, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon This video was inspired by the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel
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Is punishment or reward more effective as feedback? Do new medical treatments really work? What about streaks in sport? Without considering regression to the mean, we are prone to making significant errors. Check out Audible.com: http://bit.ly/ZJ5Q6z Filmed at Perimeter Institute: http://pitp.ca Is punishment or reward more effective for helping people learn. A lot of people
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Silicone oil droplets provide a physical realization of pilot wave theories. Check out Smarter Every Day: http://bit.ly/VeSmarter Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon Huge thanks to: Dr. Stephane Perrard, Dr Matthieu Labousse, Pr Emmanuel Fort, Pr Yves Couder and their group site http://dualwalkers.com/ Prof. John Bush: http://math.mit.edu/~bush/ Dr. Daniel Harris Prof. Stephen Bartlett Looking Glass Universe:
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Raw interviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dcw98B2Nzg The question has arisen often enough that I thought I’d answer it. If you hold views that are consistent with the majority of the population, does that make you stupid? I don’t think so. Science has uncovered a lot of counterintuitive things about the universe, so it’s unsurprising that non-scientists hold beliefs
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Without neutrons, harnessing nuclear energy would be impossible. Try Audible free for 30 days: http://audible.com/veritasium I have a new documentary coming out in a few months – sign up here to be notified and see a sneak preview: http://vitamaniathemovie.com Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Tony Fadell, Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Jeff Straathof, Zach Mueller, Ron
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Epigenetics means women have different active x-chromosomes in different cells. Animation courtesy of http://wehi.tv Music by Amarante: http://bit.ly/VeAmarante Animation: Etsuko Uno Art and Technical Direction: Drew Berry Sound Design: Francois Tetaz & Emma Bortignon Scientific Consultation: Marnie Blewitt Courtesy of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research: http://wehi.tv When a female embryo is four
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How much would it take for you to risk $10? Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Can you solve this? http://bit.ly/248Ve Regression to the mean: http://bit.ly/VeRTTM Help translate Veritasium videos into other languages: http://veritasium.subtitl.us Psychological literature shows that we are more sensitive to small losses and than small gains, with most people valuing a loss around 1.5-2.5
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Microwave grape plasma: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwTjsRt0Fzo Northern Lights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knwiWm4DpvQ Nanodiamonds in candle flames: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzOkuGQC3Rw Relight Candle Trick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tXPVTIisl0 Is a flame really a plasma? Well it depends on your definition of plasma, but there are certainly ions in a flame, formed as molecules collide with each other at high speed, sometimes knocking electrons off of their atoms.
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Why is there a bright spot behind spherical objects? Be the first to find out about new projects: http://www.veritasium.com Filmed by Nathan Watkins and Raquel Nuno, animation by Meg Rosenburg. Music by Kevin MacLeod, http://www.incompetech.com ‘Scissors’ ‘Mirage’ ‘ Marty Gots a Plan’. Special thanks to Laura Vican for helping with the experiment. References: http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/images/Questar/PoissonSpot.html Why
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