Category Archives: YouTubing

Casual Friday — two months on an icebreaker (in under five minutes)

Continuing on last week’s chilly theme, today you get to watch a time lapse movie of two months on an Antarctic icebreaker… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Antarctica, unveiled

Ever wonder what Antarctica would look like without all that ice on it? Thanks to the British Antarctic Survey (with some help from NASA), we’re getting a better view of that… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — inside a flight data recorder

Ever wonder what’s inside a flight data recorder, those “black boxes” used to tell investigators what went wrong in an airliner crash? “Engineer Guy” Bill Hammack tells us all… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — so what’s inside a golf ball, and how did it get in there?

Golf balls are made of some interesting stuff — and had even more unusual contents in older versions. So how did some of this odd stuff get in there in the first place? Continue reading

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Casual Friday — how a smartphone knows up from down

Here’s a fun and interesting bit of video (4:25) for you. “Engineer guy” Bill Hammack shows you how your smartphone knows which way it’s pointed… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — water tension and the mysterious water suspension trick(s)

Another fun and educational video from Steve Spangler — this time, some magic tricks you can perform with water… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — balancing nails

Want a fun trick you can perform with a dozen nails and a block of wood? Steve Spangler shows how you can balance 11 nails on the head of one… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — watch the Aurora Borealis

Courtesy of Gören Strand, a beautiful video of the Aurora Borealis… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — making a tintype

In case you don’t fully appreciate the ease that digital cameras bring to photography, here’s a demonstration of a 150-year-old photographic technology — tintype… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — the spinning match table trick

Here’s a quick party trick for you — and all you need is a balloon, two smooth-edged coins, a matchstick, and a clear plastic cup… Continue reading

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