Blinded with science
Density Column "With this trick, you'll put a new spin on our famous Density Column demonstration. First, we'll teach you how to make layers of liquid sit on top of each other. This density demonstration looks cool, but what if you could make different objects float in the middle of those cool looking liquids? You'll impress yourself and your friends with what you can do with your Density Tower."
Fun with density!
How much hotter is 2012? Yeah, this year is the top line on the graph. The other 117 years are below it.
One-handed thumb typing: I have no idea how this would work in practice, but I like the theory.
Whoa. If you drop a Slinky, the bottom WILL NOT MOVE until the top catches up.
Yes, that's a kid hitching a ride on the tail of a nurse shark.
Loving (and foul mouthed, of course) Oatmeal tribute to Nikola Tesla. Go read the whole thing.
I just want a shark with a frickin laser beam atta-- what's that? Oh, thanks.
Cycling Hipsters, if you were truly worth your ironic sideburns and artisanal grease stains, you'd abandon that fixie and mount one of these bad boys. The Smithsonian honors National Bike Month with a dive into the image archives for this photo, the forerunner of the modern bicycle: a draisine from around 1818. More about this "dandy horse," below.
Google concept video for its augmented-reality glasses. Hello, future.