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Watching Soap Bubbles Freeze, Fascinating…

Blowing bubbles is a childhood pastime that almost everyone has enjoyed but it is a pastime that becomes truly stunning when enjoyed in freezing temperatures. Once the temperature outside dips below freezing the bubbles will lose their ability to be carried away on a breeze and instead slowly convert to a spherical icicle.

The process of this conversion is visually stunning as you watch ice crystals forming and growing with the soapy bubble becoming frozen. Ice crystals are usually elusive creatures and typically the process of their formation and growth is hidden from our eyes but through the magic of bubbles you can easily see this process in action.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the videos capturing this process in action. Having endured freezing temperatures these videographers captured one of nature’s incredible moments as liquid is transformed into a solid. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by bubbles.

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Strangely Satisfying, 100 Metronomes Automatically Synchronizing…

It is a well-known scientific fact that metronomes started in a pack (randomly) will over time automatically synchronizing themselves till they are in lock step.

A small team of scientists from Saitama University have documented this most unusual effect and it’s strangely satisfying. By far the largest successful demonstration of the effect the team assembled 100 identical metronomes on a swinging platform then set them ticking away randomly. If you feel like driving a few people crazy and having a go it works best if the metronomes are all the same model, they are set to the same frequency and a little sway in the table or surface speeds things up.

On a side note the scientists may have discovered the most annoying sound in the world, the only sound more annoying than a child’s wailing. Although we are still to test if it can successfully cover the high pitched scream of a tantrum in full swing we are hopeful.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the video’s that will echo throughout offices around the world, and be quickly followed by screams of ‘what the f@?! is that noise!’ Sit back relax and keep your eyes on the pendulum, you are feeling sleepy.

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What is The Speed of Dark?…

The speed of light is a well documented point of relativity but what is the speed of dark? Can dark move faster than light?

The answers to these fascinating topics and more are explored by Vsauce in his latest video ‘What is the Speed of Dark?’ A light workout for your brain that will surprise and delight while keeping that grey matter lit up.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the science video that reminds us how much glorious mystery is still left, an unfathomable amount and maybe enough to keep us discovering forever? Sit back, relax and remember if its fun it’s not learning.

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