The last custodian of this experiment, who watched over it for decades, actually died without ever having witnessed this phenomenon.
A recent study has found that you're nearly as likely to listen to a robot as you are a human boss.
It only took 69 years. Science!
Sometimes science experiments don't always go as planned. For example, back in 1927 it is likely physics professor Thomas Parnell never expected his demonstration of viscous liquids to last eight-five years — long past his death — to continue on and eventually be broadcast via webcam for years to come.
However hard you work on the next great tech innovation in your underground volcano lair, there's still going to be a point at which you need to test it out in the "real world." But rather than risk your latest discovery running amok and killing a bunch of people, there will soon be a fully operational but totally empty city in New Mexico for you to experiment with.
There may be a little of color enhancement going on here, and it may also be a long exposure that's been mirrored over one axis, but, otherwise, this is exactly what it looks like when you burn a fuel droplet in microgravity.
It's Easter, which means that Cadbury Creme Eggs are sacrificing themselves to small children and thieving adults everywhere. But a few of those eggs have been chosen to be an integral part of some questionably valuable scientific experiments, and so if you ever wanted to know how many gravities of deceleration a Cadbury Egg can withstand, now's your chance.
Who knew that cornstarch can be used for so much more than just a decent lemon meringue pie? This science demonstration is just so cool that I rushed home to try it myself. The video above shows the reaction...
When those scientists get together to build a huge gadget, they don't mess around. The Large Hadron Collider — the world's largest machine ever — fired up for the first time at 4:28am EDT this morning (see the first...