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What are the Krakatoa Tubes???
posted May 14 2011 20:15.34 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I had totally no idea about the Krakatoa Tubes. I mean, i do know the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia, but Krakatoa tubes? Periodic Table Videos reveal this crazy story in their...

[Link: Periodic Table Videos]
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Tags: mechanical   explosion   crazy story   volcano   crazy designs   fire   pressure   revealed   history   

This is how to turn sugar into colorful flames!
posted May 2 2011 19:24.09 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is an interesting tutorial from Periodic Table Videos to have fun with chemistry. Pete uses a spectacular method to reveal the emission spectra of several metallic ions. The...

[Link: Periodic Table Videos]
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Tags: chemistry   how to   trick   revealed   fire   theory/tutorial   experiments   games and fun   

They sure don't make Pyrex like they used to
posted April 27 2011 20:23.26 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Pyrex became known worldwide mainly for the high temperature glass. Originally, Pyrex was borosilicate glass with added boron to the silica (quartz), the main ingredient in all...

[Link: popsci]
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Tags: discovery   temperature   crazy photo/video   science   chemistry   fire   

This potato will light you a cigarette
posted April 10 2011 19:56.05 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is an interesting experiment which is simple and easy to do in your kitchen, and yet is still quite impressive. Cut a potato in half. From one half, remove about a tea-spoon...

[Link: newsbeastgr]
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Tags: chemistry   high voltage   experiments   games and fun   science   crazy photo/video   theory/tutorial   fire   

Navy unleashes 15KW death ray to successfully burn a boat
posted April 10 2011 19:29.53 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Remember those laser weapons from Star Wars? And the death ray from death star? Well, the navy is one step closer after this successful test. The MLD is a 15 KW solid state laser...

[Via: gizmodo]    [Link: usnavyresearch]
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Tags: laser   warfare   innovations   futuristic   knives/guns   fire   

The Bunsen burner is something to remember Robert Bunsen
posted April 2 2011 18:41.29 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Robert Bunsen was a brilliant scientist of the past, and a few days ago he would celebrate his 200th birthday! Periodic table videos uploaded this video in which the professor...

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Tags: chemistry   inventions   mechanical   science   history   theory/tutorial   fire   how it works   

How to make a big bang (sort of)
posted March 29 2011 20:48.21 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is what you need to make a big bang: 1 ton of water in a reinforced transparent tank and 7 grams of black powder. The following video shows an underwater explosion video, taken...

[Link: MrNic2000]
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Tags: chemistry   explosion   fire   crazy photo/video   slow motion   

Hot-testing a 54.000 lb rocket is cool!
posted March 19 2011 20:41.30 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has completed a series of hot-fire tests of the 52,000-54,000lb-thrust Bantam demonstration engine for a "pusher" launch abort system on Boeing's CST-100...

[Via: Pratt & Whitne]    [Link: theworacle]
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Tags: mechanical   research   rocket   space related   fire   extreme   

Nice candle trick
posted February 25 2011 21:30.42 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This is a rather old and popular candle trick, but many may not know it. Youtube user brusspup has always nice videos, and this one is also very well implemented. What you will need...

[Link: brusspup]
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Tags: fire   crazy photo/video   trick   physics   games and fun   

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