Monster magnet meets flames…

Hi! Before we get started: Can you spot the difference? The sphere on the right is pushing the flame without touching it. How is this possible? Let’s look into it… In this video I’ll handle powerful magnets. Don’t let the big magnets bite you… There’ll also be a lot of flames. Don’t let fire play […]

What’s In A Candle Flame?

What is a candle flame really made of? I am at the Palace of Discovery in Paris to do an experiment that beautifully demonstrates the answers. Ok so we’re turning on an electric field here and we see that the flame is spreading out. Thats very cute, it’s like a butterfly. And you can see […]

Carbon Nanotubes Might Be the Secret Boost Solar Energy Has Been Looking For

Solar panels are an incredible innovation in energy tech, but they’re way less efficient than they could be, because they have a problem: heat. Specifically, waste heat, or energy that’s lost while converting the sun’s energy into electricity. But a new technology—made possible by carbon nanotubes—may be just the thing that brings solar panels into […]

Fusion Power Explained – Future or Failure

The fundamental currency of our universe is energy. It lights our homes, grows our food, powers our computers. We can get it lots of ways: Burning fossil fuels, splitting atoms, or sunlight striking photovoltaics. But there’s a downside to everything Fossil fuels are extremely toxic, Nuclear waste is… well, nuclear waste, And, there are not […]

Expert Plasma Cutting Tips

DIY Overclocked Plasma Globe. 2500V to a MILLION volts

I recently got a deal on some plasma globes on eBay and while they are pretty neat I feel like with the right modifications they could be a lot cooler now I have a general rule that before I go tearing into stuff I like to at least try the original product. now what can […]

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Stopping Electricity – Faraday Cages

In 1755, Benjamin Franklin, curious about the workings of electricity, began testing various hypotheses. In one of his experiments, Franklin took an electrified silver can and dangled an uncharged cork ball (attached to a non-conductive silk string) into the can. The cork ball was not attracted to the interior of the electrified can. Puzzled, Franklin […]