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See video Describing the movement of atoms in a fun way

Famous physicist Prof. Richard Feynman shows his enthusiasm and joy for science, explaining the movement of atoms in a fun, imaginative and easy to follow way.

7:06 1 4.50
See video Nikola Tesla - The Big Picture

Nikola Tesla was an inventor, pioneer and one of the greatest ever electrical engineers. This video is a tribute to his many contributions in the fields of electricity and magnetism. Nikola Tesla was an ethnic Serb, born in the territory of today's Croatia.

10:00 67 4.20
See video Rare Isotope Rap by AlpineKat

Another great rap video from science rapper Alpinekat (Katie McAlpine), this time about the $500 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (F-RIB).

5:12 60 4.08
See video Ferrofluid: Magnetic Liquid

Digitally controlled magnetic liquid sculptures. The liquid is known as ferrofluid, a liquid that becomes strongly polarised when in the presence of a magnetic field.

0:00 245 4.00
See video Scotch tape makes opaque glass transparent

The glass is opaque because it is etched, and light scatters on the rough surface. The glue in the scotch tape fills in any regularities and allows light to pass through with little scattering.

0:20 1194 3.77
See video Magic Trick Cartesian Diver

How to make a Cartesian Diver which seemingly floats or sinks upon command. Demonstrates the principles of density and bouyency.

0:00 88 3.70
See video Cloud gravity waves

Gravity waves (not to be confused with gravitational waves) are waves generated at the interface between two media, for example the ripples created by a rock thrown into a pond. In the atmosphere, it is the result of air rising and sinking, gradually moving back towards its equilibrium point.

0:32 624 3.50
See video A solid that is lighter than air - SEAgel Aerogel

Aerogel (aka frozen or solid smoke) is the lightest solid ever made. It is used for thermal insulation and by NASA to trap space dust particles. This video demonstrates SEAgel, which is so light it can be lifted with static electricity.

1:12 274 3.40
See video Synchronisation of 5 coupled metronomes

Synchronisation of 5 coupled metronomes done in Lancaster University, Physics Dep, Nonlinear dynamics and medical physics group.

1:24 1107 2.85
See video Spraying hot water at -20 degrees Fahrenheit

When you squirt boiling water at -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 degrees Celsius) it instantly turns into snow (flash frozen).

0:26 347 2.71
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