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  • 06:07 New How An Infinite Hotel Ran Out Of Room

    How An Infinite Hotel Ran Out Of Room

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    If there's a hotel with infinite rooms, could it ever be completely full? Could you run out of space to put everyone? The surprising answer is yes -- this is important to know if you're the manager of the Hilbert Hotel. References: Ewald, W., & Sieg, W. (

  • 14:30 This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life

    This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life

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    This robot has applications to archaeology, space exploration, and search and rescue with a simple elegant design inspired by a plant. Sign up to Morning Brew for free today: https://ve42.co/mbMake your own Vine Robot! https://www.vinerobots.orgSpecial th

  • 20:58 The Secret of Synchronization

    The Secret of Synchronization

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    How does order spontaneously arise out of chaos? This video is sponsored by Kiwico go to https://www.kiwico.com/Veritasium50 for 50% off your first month of any crate.An enormous thanks to Prof. Steven Strogatz this video would not have been possible with

  • 17:30 This is why we can't have nice things

    This is why we can't have nice things

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    This video is about stuff: light bulbs, printers, phones and why they aren't better. Go to https://NordVPN.com/veritasium and use code VERITASIUM to get a 2-year plan plus 1 additional month with a huge discount. Its risk free with Nords 30 day money-back

  • 18:40 The Ridiculous Way We Used To Calculate Pi

    The Ridiculous Way We Used To Calculate Pi

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    For thousands of years, mathematicians were calculating Pi the obvious but numerically inefficient way. Then Newton came along and changed the game. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 314 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium

  • 10:42 Why Robots That Bend Are Better

    Why Robots That Bend Are Better

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    Robots of the future may be softer, squishier and bendier than robots today. This could make them ideal for space exploration. Check out http://kiwico.com/Veritasium50 for 50% off your first month of any subscription!On Thursday February 18th, 2021 the NA

  • 02:49 What causes the seasons?

    What causes the seasons?

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    There are a few persistent misconceptions about what causes the seasons. Most believe it is the distance between the Earth and sun which varies to give us seasonal temperature variations. However it is actually the directness of the sun's rays leading to

  • 03:13 Cathode Rays Lead to Thomson's Model of the Atom

    Cathode Rays Lead to Thomson's Model of the Atom

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    In the mid 1800's scientists successfully passed an electric current through a vacuum in a glass tube. They saw a glow from the tube that seemed to emanate from the negatively charged plate called the cathode. Since scientists didn't know what the glow wa

  • 02:17 Thomson's Plum Pudding Model of the Atom

    Thomson's Plum Pudding Model of the Atom

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    JJ Thomson proposed the first model of the atom with subatomic structure. He had performed a series of experiments and was credited with the discovery of the first sub-atomic particle, the electron. He therefore proposed a new model of the atom called the

  • 01:10 Egg Experiment to Demonstrate Inertia

    Egg Experiment to Demonstrate Inertia

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    If you spin a raw egg and then stop it, it will start spinning again without you having to touch it. A boiled egg, on the other hand, stops and stays stopped. Why is this? Well a raw egg contains a yolk that moves inside the egg independently of the shell

  • 03:15 The Difference Between Mass and Weight

    The Difference Between Mass and Weight

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    There is a common perception that weight and mass are basically the same thing. This video aims to tease out the difference between mass and weight by asking people what makes a car difficult to push. The standard answer is that it is difficult to push be

  • Scientific Notation Example

    Scientific Notation Example

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    An good example of scientific notation.

  • 04:38 Best Film on Newton's Third Law. Ever.

    Best Film on Newton's Third Law. Ever.

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    There is a gravitational force of attraction between the Earth and the moon, but is it mutual? That is, are the forces on the Earth and the moon equal? Most people would say no, the Earth exerts a greater force of attraction because it is larger and has m

  • 02:08 What Is Gravity?

    What Is Gravity?

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    People have a lot of different ideas about what gravity is: a downward force that stops you from flying off into space, an attraction smaller objects experience towards larger objects, or a mutual attraction between all masses. It is the last of these ide

  • 02:25 What Forces Are Acting On You?

    What Forces Are Acting On You?

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    What forces (i.e. pushes or pulls) are acting on you right now? Most people can identify the gravitational force down, but there must be something else otherwise you would accelerate down towards the center of the Earth. The other main force on you is cal

  • 03:40 What is a Force?

    What is a Force?

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    Force is a central concept in physics. By analysing the forces on an object, its resulting motion can be determined. But what exactly is a force? The word force is used in everyday language in a variety of contexts, only some of which reflect the scientif

  • 01:50 How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)

    How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)

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    If the Earth were the size of a basketball and the moon a tennis ball, how far apart would they be? Diagrams that are not to scale make us think that they're closer than they really are.

  • 01:35 Why Does the Moon Orbit Earth?

    Why Does the Moon Orbit Earth?

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    It takes the moon about 27 days to orbit the Earth. What makes it go round? It is the gravitational attraction of the Earth on the moon. Due to the moon's velocity, the Earth keeps pulling the moon towards it without the moon actually getting closer to th

  • Calculating Gravitational Attraction

    Calculating Gravitational Attraction

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  • 03:03 Which Hits The Ground First?

    Which Hits The Ground First?

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    A basketball and a 5kg medicine ball are dropped simultaneously. Which one hits the ground first? It seems obvious that the heavy one should accelerate at a greater rate and therefore land first because the force pulling it down is greater. But this is fo

  • Misconceptions About Falling Objects

    Misconceptions About Falling Objects

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    If you drop a heavy object and a light object simultaneously, which one will reach the ground first? A lot of people will say the heavy object, but what about those who know both will land at the same time? What do they think? Some believe both objects ha

  • 04:03 Sound + Fire = Rubens' Tube

    Sound + Fire = Rubens' Tube

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    Sound waves in a tube of gas create flames of different heights that dance to the music. A metal tube with holes in it is filled with gas. The gas is lit to create a row of tiny flames. A speaker at one end plays sound into the tube, which creates a stand

  • 02:22 Is There Gravity In Space?

    Is There Gravity In Space?

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    If you've seen footage from the International Space Station or any of the space shuttle missions, you know that astronauts float around as they orbit the Earth. Why is that? Is it because the gravitational force on them is zero in space? (Or nearly zero?)

  • 02:29 Three Incorrect Laws of Motion

    Three Incorrect Laws of Motion

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    Newton's Three Laws of Motion are a landmark achievement in physics. They describe how all objects move. Unfortunately most people do not really understand Newton's Laws because they have pre-existing ideas about the way the world works. This film is abou

  • 02:58 What Are Atoms and Isotopes?

    What Are Atoms and Isotopes?

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    Most people recognize that atoms are the fundamental building blocks of all matter around us. An atom itself is composed of protons, neutrons and electrons. The simplest atom is the hydrogen atom because it consists of only one proton and one electron. If

  • 03:36 Supercooled Water - Explained!

    Supercooled Water - Explained!

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    Many videos on YouTube show water freezing almost instantaneously. This video shows you how to replicate the experiment and it explains how the phenomenon works. Molecular illustrations are courtesy of:PhET Interactive SimulationsUniversity of Coloradohtt

  • 02:36 Galileo the Scientific Parrot

    Galileo the Scientific Parrot

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    On the surface of Earth all objects accelerate downwards at the same rate - at least, they're supposed to. But we all know dust, pieces of paper, and feathers fall slower. This is of course due to the influence of air resistance. In this experiment we use

  • 03:01 Radiation vs Radioactive Atoms

    Radiation vs Radioactive Atoms

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    There seems to be confusion about what radiation is and where it comes from. Many people believe it is the radiation that comes directly from nuclear power plants that poses a threat to public safety. In fact it is the radioactive atoms, which can escape

  • 05:11 Misconceptions About Heat

    Misconceptions About Heat

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    When we touch something that is hot or cold, what are we actually sensing? Is it the temperature of the object, or the rate at which heat flows between the object and our hand?

  • 03:32 Can You Solve This Shadow Illusion?

    Can You Solve This Shadow Illusion?

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    When sunlight shines through a small hole, it casts a circular image on the wall regardless of the shape of the hole. The size of the hole also doesn't affect the size of the image.This counterintuitive demonstration shows that the hole is acting like a p

  • 03:34 Can You Perceive Acceleration?

    Can You Perceive Acceleration?

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    How do our eyes scan across a landscape? Contrary to popular belief, they don't scan smoothly across a scene, they observe a series of images. The eye is capable of panning smoothly however. If something moves in your field of view, your eyes track it smo

  • 03:57 Where Did The Earth Come From?

    Where Did The Earth Come From?

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    Do we take the Earth for granted? It gives us life and sustains us in the manner we're accustomed to, but we don't know the first thing about it: like where did it come from? And how did it form? Most people recognize that the Earth has a big explosion in

  • 02:47 How Old Is The Earth?

    How Old Is The Earth?

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    The Earth is clearly old, but exactly how old was difficult to work out. People long believed the Earth had only existed for several thousand years. Then, in the 1800's, a study of geological features (including fjords) led scientists to the conclusion th

  • 03:19 Fire Syringe

    Fire Syringe

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    When air is compressed very quickly, it can reach high temperatures. In this demonstration we show how cotton wool can reach the point of auto-ignition by quick compression of air in the fire syringe.

  • 02:49 Persistence Of Vision

    Persistence Of Vision

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    Everything is not as it first appears. This simple plastic ball looks purple until you swing it in a circle and reveal its true nature. Inside are three light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are red, green and blue. They turn on and off in sequence very qui

  • 02:52 Why Does The Earth Spin?

    Why Does The Earth Spin?

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    The Earth spins on its axis, completing a full revolution every day. By why does it do this? One of the most common misconceptions in physics is the belief that constant motion requires a constant force. So many people believe there must be some force in

  • 02:55 Types of Radiation

    Types of Radiation

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    An introduction to alpha, beta, and gamma radiation

  • 01:07 What Is Water Made Of?

    What Is Water Made Of?

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    It's the most abundant liquid on the planet and by weight we are about 60% water. But do we know what it is made of?

  • 01:38 Does Pressure Melt Ice?

    Does Pressure Melt Ice?

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    When pressure is applied to ice, its melting point is reduced so it turns to water. When the pressure is removed, however, it turns back into ice. This process is called 'regelation.' Big thanks to Art of Ice Sculptures www.icesculpture.com.au who donated

  • 02:54 Why Is Ice Slippery?

    Why Is Ice Slippery?

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    In Sydney, ice melts because it is warm out in the middle of the day (even in winter). This creates a layer of water on top that certainly makes it slippery. But should it be slippery at night or in a cold northern climate where the air temperature is bel

  • 04:42 How Does The Earth Spin?

    How Does The Earth Spin?

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    One of the most common physics misconceptions is that an unbalanced force causes constant motion. In truth, an unbalanced force leads to changes in motion - accelerations.

  • 03:20 Spinning Tube Trick

    Spinning Tube Trick

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    To see what this looks like from under a glass table, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9WUaBGH7_I

  • 04:53 States of Matter

    States of Matter

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    Everyone is familiar with liquid water, ice and water vapour, but what are the differences between these three states of matter? Solids, liquids and vapours of the same substance differ in the motion of the molecules and the distance between them.Animatio

  • 01:35 Candle Trick

    Candle Trick

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    How to light a candle without touching a flame to the wick. A common misconception is that a candle burns by burning the wick. What is actually burning is wax vapour which is drawn up through the wick. When you blow a candle out, wax vapour continues to r

  • 03:41 How To Make Graphene

    How To Make Graphene

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    My entry to the techNyou Science Ambassadors competition, visit www.facebook.com/talkingtechnology and www.youtube.com/technyouvids to find out more about these guys.

  • 04:33 What Causes The Phases Of The Moon?

    What Causes The Phases Of The Moon?

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    What causes the phases of the moon? The common incorrect answer is the shadow of the Earth. The phases of the moon are actually just a result of our perception of the moon's half-illuminated surface. When the moon does pass through Earth's shadow the resu

  • 03:47 What Is The Magnus Force?

    What Is The Magnus Force?

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    Whenever an object spins through the air it experiences a 'Magnus Force' due to friction between the air and the object's surface. This force was originally identified while studying the trajectories of cannon balls (though earlier observations of this ef

  • 04:13 Can You Go the Speed of Light?

    Can You Go the Speed of Light?

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    Einstein's classic thought experiment involves sitting on a train travelling at the speed of light. If you hold a mirror in front of your face, will you see your reflection in a mirror? How could light from your face reach the mirror if the mirror is trav

  • 05:31 Make Plasma With Grapes In The Microwave!

    Make Plasma With Grapes In The Microwave!

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    When a grape is cut nearly in half and placed in a microwave, plasma is produced. Please use caution if attempting this experiment: don't leave the microwave on for too long, make sure the area is well ventilated, and stand back. Remember the contents wil

  • 00:57 Slinky Drop

    Slinky Drop

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    What happens when a slinky that has been extended under its own weight is released? How does it fall to the ground? Answer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCMmmEEyOO0

  • 03:31 Slinky Drop Answer

    Slinky Drop Answer

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    Want more awesome HD slow-mo? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiyMuHuCFo4Slinky not long enough? Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsytnJ_pSf8How does a slinky fall when extended by its own weight and then released? We discover the surprising answ

  • 01:58 Slinky Drop Extended

    Slinky Drop Extended

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    The answer to the question - what happens to a tennis ball tied to the bottom of a slinky after the top of the slinky is let go?For a great explanation, check out Rhett Allain's analysis here: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/modeling-a-falling-s

  • 03:40 Spinning Tube Trick Explained

    Spinning Tube Trick Explained

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    When a tube spins with an X and an O labelled at either end, why do we see only one letter during the rotation?

  • 01:18 Spool Trick

    Spool Trick

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    Right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS9OXzSRBMQLeft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWQ-HJ4oGKQIt Depends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3GHiMOHEy8What happens when nylon rope is wound around a spool and pulled horizontally to the right? Will the sp

  • 04:07 The Science of Curveballs

    The Science of Curveballs

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    For more info, please see http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~crossIn baseball and cricket the best pitchers and bowlers know how to make the ball move due to the effects of aerodynamics. If one side of the ball is rough, the ball swings towards that side bec

  • 04:47 Northern Lights From 100,000 ft!

    Northern Lights From 100,000 ft!

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    In April 2012, I was part of a team of scientists, teachers and students who travelled to Alaska to observe the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Our mission was a unique one - to launch weather balloons up to 100,000 feet loaded with experiments, track

  • 05:46 Does a Falling Slinky Defy Gravity?

    Does a Falling Slinky Defy Gravity?

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    This is how a slinky falls in slow motion - it appears to defy gravity but the centre of mass is accelerating at 9.8m/s^2 meaning the top is accelerating faster than that and the bottom is not falling at all until the entire slinky collapses.Read a pre-pr

  • 04:16 Spinning Disk Trick Solution

    Spinning Disk Trick Solution

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    ZoggFromBetelgeuse's solution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwl-rBVbWAYThis is a preliminary solution to the spinning disk trick based on the commonly cited tippe top explanation. I have my doubts that it tells the whole story because the disk seems to

  • 03:51 How Does A Slinky Fall?

    How Does A Slinky Fall?

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    Some months a go I filmed a slinky falling in slow motion. Now I have interviewed the public about what they expect to happen for ABC TV's Catalyst program and this is the result.

  • 03:49 Gyroscopic Precession

    Gyroscopic Precession

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    NOTE: This video will appear in a playlist on Smarter Every Day hence the references to Veritasium. Destin does lots of cool science stuff - check out his channel if you haven't already http://www.youtube.com/destinws2We have been collaborating on rotatio

  • 01:51 Spinning Disk Trick

    Spinning Disk Trick

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    Objects hang heavy side down, but what happens when you spin an asymmetrically weighted disk - well the heavy part actually rises to the top. Why is this?

  • 00:48 Spinning Tube Trick Answer

    Spinning Tube Trick Answer

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    The solution to the question posed in the spinning tube trick video, that is - what would you see if looking at the spinning tube from below a glass table. The explanation of why only the X or O is visible will be the subject of the next video.

  • 04:10 Where Do Trees Get Their Mass?

    Where Do Trees Get Their Mass?

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    Complete unedited interviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dcw98B2NzgTrees can weigh hundreds or even thousands of tons, but where do they get this mass from? A few common answers are: the soil, water, and sunlight. But the truth is the vast majority o

  • 04:56 What Causes The Northern Lights?

    What Causes The Northern Lights?

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    The aurora borealis or northern lights is one of the most spectacular natural displays on the planet. Theories about its origins have been debated for centuries and common misconceptions persist that the aurora is the sun's rays scattered off ice crystals

  • 06:01 Where Does The Sun Get Its Energy?

    Where Does The Sun Get Its Energy?

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    The sun has been producing light for about five billion years but where does all its energy come from? The most common idea is that the sun is burning gas - like a giant fireball in the sky. If this were true, the sun would have gone out long ago. So how

  • 03:41 Why Are Astronauts Weightless?

    Why Are Astronauts Weightless?

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    http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/team/default.htmI have been working with Catalyst on ABC1 to bring some Veritasium to Australian TV. In this segment I ask why astronauts in the space station are weightless. The most common answer is because there is no gra

  • 03:49 World's First Electric Generator

    World's First Electric Generator

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    Huge thanks to the Royal Institution, Professor Frank James, and Katie Atmore for filming.For the Sixty Symbols version of this experiment click http://bit.ly/RGfLY5Michael Faraday created the first electric generator in 1831 using a coil of wire and a pe

  • 07:23 How Trees Bend the Laws of Physics

    How Trees Bend the Laws of Physics

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    Hope this was worth the wait! So many people helped with this video: Prof John Sperry, Hank Green, Henry Reich, CGP Grey, Prof Poliakoff, my mum filmed for me in beautiful Stanley Park and Jen S helped with the fourth version of the script.Prof John Sperr

  • 03:00 Misconceptions About Falling Objects

    Misconceptions About Falling Objects

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    Yes, I have made a similar vid before. This is the Australian TV version for the ABC show Catalyst http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/Misconceptions About Temperature http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDbMEdLiCsThe Mysterious Falling Slinky http://www.youtube.c

  • 04:43 Making SOLID Nitrogen!

    Making SOLID Nitrogen!

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    What happens when you decrease the pressure around a liquid? It boils. Water boils at room temperature once the pressure is low enough. What is interesting is that this decreases the temperature of the liquid. The fastest molecules escape, leaving the slo

  • 02:41 What's In A Candle Flame?

    What's In A Candle Flame?

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    Microwave grape plasma: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwTjsRt0FzoNorthern Lights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knwiWm4DpvQNanodiamonds in candle flames: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzOkuGQC3RwRelight Candle Trick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tXP

  • 04:16 How Can Trees Be Taller Than 10m?

    How Can Trees Be Taller Than 10m?

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    Answer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BickMFHAZR0The longest vertical straw you can use is 10.3 m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUmZrtiXDikThis is because the weight of water in the straw must be supported by the pressure difference at its two en

  • 03:59 Misconceptions About Temperature

    Misconceptions About Temperature

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    Made for ABC TV Catalyst http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/ as an extended version of my Comparing Temperatures video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNGJ0WHXMyE

  • 02:53 How Does A Boomerang Work?

    How Does A Boomerang Work?

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    A boomerang can execute its unique roundtrip flight by making use of three fundamental physics principles: lift, relative velocity, and gyroscopic precession.numberphile http://bit.ly/numberphileefit30 http://bit.ly/O4CMmeappchat http://bit.ly/NxAMlXerika

  • 04:37 How Does A Sailboat Actually Work?

    How Does A Sailboat Actually Work?

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    How lift actually works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFO4PBolwFgMore with Canadian Olympian Hunter Lowden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YVOPUkbu6gHow does a sailboat work? The standard idea is that the wind pushes the sails from behind, causing the

  • 02:51 How Does A Wing Actually Work?

    How Does A Wing Actually Work?

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    Lift is an important concept, not only in flying but also in sailing. This week I'm talking to Olympic Sailor, Hunter Lowden. But before I get to the physics of sailing I thought I would explain lift since it's generally poorly understood.minutephysics ht

  • 06:34 Paralysed Rats Made To Walk Again

    Paralysed Rats Made To Walk Again

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    Innovative research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that a combination of neurotransmitters and electrical stimulation can restore movement to the lower limbs of previously paralysed rats. But in order for this motion to be made voluntarily t

  • 04:12 Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle Explained

    Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle Explained

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    Heisenberg's uncertainty principle tells us that it is impossible to simultaneously measure the position and momentum of a particle with infinite precision. In our everyday lives we virtually never come up against this limit, hence why it seems peculiar.

  • 07:40 The Original Double Slit Experiment

    The Original Double Slit Experiment

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    Light is so common that we rarely think about what it really is. But just over two hundred years ago, a groundbreaking experiment answered the question that had occupied physicists for centuries. Is light made up of waves or particles?The experiment was c

  • 07:50 We Tagged a Great White Shark!

    We Tagged a Great White Shark!

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    Veritasium second channel: http://bit.ly/2VeritasiumRodney Fox Shark Attack Story: http://bit.ly/1frAwlICheck out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeFor this video I went off the coast of South Australia to an island frequented by great white sharks. Here th

  • 07:38 How Were Fooled By Statistics

    How Were Fooled By Statistics

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    Is punishment or reward more effective as feedback? Do new medical treatments really work? What about streaks in sport? Without considering regression to the mean, we are prone to making significant errors.Check out Audible.com: http://bit.ly/ZJ5Q6zFilmed

  • 06:18 How a Shark Attack Survivor Invented Cage Diving

    How a Shark Attack Survivor Invented Cage Diving

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    Thank you to Rodney Fox for sharing his story. He was attacked by a shark 50 years ago - Dec. 8 1963. If you're interested in his book or in going shark cage diving in South Australia, check out: http://bit.ly/rodneyfox

  • 03:39 10 Facts About Great White Sharks

    10 Facts About Great White Sharks

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    Remarkably little is known about great white sharks, but they are similar to humans in a lot of ways - they give birth to live young, maintain a higher body temperature than their surroundings and they are apex predators. There are also many misconception

  • 04:19 How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work

    How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work

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    MinutePhysics on permanent magnets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFAOXdXZ5TMSubscribe to Veritasium: http://bit.ly/SuBVeSupport Veritasium- get a t-shirt: http://dft.ba/-vetshirtSubscribe to MinutePhysics: http://bit.ly/1eVPynhMagnetism seems like a pre

  • 06:00 How Does a Transistor Work?

    How Does a Transistor Work?

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    How does a transistor work? Our lives depend on this device.Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreonSubscribe to Veritasium - it's FREE! http://bit.ly/YSWpWmWhen I mentioned to people that I was doing a video on transistors, they would say "

  • 08:25 Can We Really Touch Anything?

    Can We Really Touch Anything?

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    Can we really touch things? Well if by touch we mean exchange a force-carrying particle with, then yes. The photon is the force-carrier of the electromagnetic interaction. But if the photon is also a particle of light then why aren't magnets glowing? Beca

  • 06:47 How Does a Quantum Computer Work?

    How Does a Quantum Computer Work?

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    For more on spin, check out: http://youtu.be/v1_-LsQLwkAThis video was supported by TechNYou: http://bit.ly/19bBX5GA quantum computer works in a totally different way from a classical computer. Quantum bits or 'qubits' can exist in a superposition state o

  • 08:37 The Science of Jetpacks and Rockets!

    The Science of Jetpacks and Rockets!

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    Check out 2Veritasium! http://dft.ba/-ve2MinutePhysics has a great video on Milkman, vomiting levitator: http://dft.ba/-vomphysicsJetpacking was awesome fun! Despite the fat lip I had a great time. I think knowing a bit about physics actually helps fly th

  • 03:05 What Can Frogs See That We Can't?

    What Can Frogs See That We Can't?

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    Check out the original double slit experiment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iuv6hY6zsd0 - oh, and for the sun to be seen as single photons, you would have to be ~1000 light years away, so well past Pluto. For clarification on this video, please see: htt

  • 13:14 I Asked Bill Gates What's The Next Crisis?

    I Asked Bill Gates What's The Next Crisis?

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    I got the chance to interview Bill Gates so I asked him: Will Covid-19 be the last pandemic? How does he deal with misinformation and conspiracy theories? And what is the next disaster? The Foundation Letter is here: https://ve42.co/BG21Special thanks to

  • 19:24 What Are These Huge Ponds in the Utah Desert?

    What Are These Huge Ponds in the Utah Desert?

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    What are these electric blue ponds in the middle of the Utah desert? And why do they keep changing color?

  • 16:57 The Illusion Only Some Can See

    The Illusion Only Some Can See

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    Ames window illusion illustrates how we don't directly perceive external reality. Special Holiday deal! Go to https://NordVPN.com/veritasium and use code VERITASIUM to get 68% off a 2 year plan plus 4 additional months free. Its risk free with Nords 30 da

  • 13:42 How One Supernova Measured The Universe

    How One Supernova Measured The Universe

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    In 2015 astronomers successfully predicted the appearance of a supernova within a couple weeks. How did they do it? Win your Ultimate Tech Bundle by entering Fasthosts Techie Test here: https://fasthosts.com/veritasium (Competition now closed) This video

  • 12:28 What actually expands in an expanding universe?

    What actually expands in an expanding universe?

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    As the universe expands, #expanding #space is said to "stretch" photons. But if it stretches photons, does it also stretch molecules, galaxies and you? A portion of this video was sponsored by Salesforce. Go to https://salesforce.com/veritasium to learn m

  • 19:05 Why The Speed Of Light* Can't Be Measured

    Why The Speed Of Light* Can't Be Measured

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    Physics students learn the speed of light, c, is the same for all inertial observers but no one has ever actually measured it in one direction. Thanks to Kiwico for sponsoring this video. For 50% off your first month of any crate, go to https://kiwico.com

  • 20:06 Asteroid Impact: What Are Our Chances?

    Asteroid Impact: What Are Our Chances?

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    Stephen Hawking thought an asteroid impact posed the greatest threat to life on Earth. Thanks to Kiwico for sponsoring this video. For 50% off your first month of any crate, go to https://kiwico.com/veritasium50 For other potential world ending catastroph

  • 17:34 Is Gravity An Illusion?

    Is Gravity An Illusion?

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    The General Theory of Relativity tells us gravity is not a force, gravitational fields don't exist. Objects tend to move on straight paths through curved spacetime. Thanks to Casta by Lutron for sponsoring this video. Find out more at: https://www.lutron.

  • 21:12 The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats

    The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats

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    Simples rules of geometry meant that 5-fold symmetry was impossible as were crystals without a periodic structure. This turns out to be wrong. Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring a portion of this video. Click here to start using LastPass: https://ve42.co/L

  • 13:20 A secret from everyone but the film industry

    A secret from everyone but the film industry

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    Kodak detected the first atomic bomb before anyone else figured it out. Then they made a deal not to tell anyone. Thanks to HBO Max, and their new show raised by Wolves for sponsoring this video! https://rb.gy/alghwnThanks to Uranium: Twisting the Dragon'

  • 12:04 Is Success Luck or Hard Work?

    Is Success Luck or Hard Work?

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    In a competitive world, tiny advantages can make all the difference. Get 10% off Snatoms with code 'giveluck' in the US: https://ve42.co/USA or International: https://snatoms.comIf you would like to receive Snatoms, submit the form here: https://ve42.co/g

  • 04:44 Can You Solve This?

    Can You Solve This?

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    Can you figure out the rule?Did you see the exponents pattern? http://youtu.be/AVB8vRC6HIYWhy do you make people look stupid? http://bit.ly/12FmlplHow do you investigate hypotheses? Do you seek to confirm your theory - looking for white swans? Or do you t

  • 04:03 Anti-Gravity Wheel Explained

    Anti-Gravity Wheel Explained

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    It's a little shaky but if you average out the oscillations I think the result is clear. Again, huge thank you's to A/Prof Emeritus Rod Cross, Helen Georgiou, Alex Yeung, and Chris Stewart, Tom Gordon, the University of Sydney Mechanical Engineering shop,

  • 06:34 Musical Fire Table!

    Musical Fire Table!

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    Standing waves of fire!Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeFysikshow: http://bit.ly/Fysikshow - I'm hosting Michio Kaku in Melbourne ONLY: http://bit.ly/VeKakuTicketsRubens' Tube is an awesome demo and here we take it to the next level with a two-di

  • 08:51 What I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

    What I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

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    Learned helplessness can prevent people from achieving their goals, something I've experienced first hand.Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeMore walk and talk videos: http://bit.ly/2Veritasium

  • 08:22 Science of Laser Hair Removal in SLOW MOTION

    Science of Laser Hair Removal in SLOW MOTION

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    We also made a video about laser cooling! http://bit.ly/PhysGirlCheck out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeCheck out Beyond Slow Motion: http://bit.ly/VeBeyondSlowMoMore on this topic: http://wke.lt/w/s/ef3eVSpecial thanks to Laser Away in Santa Monica for

  • 08:49 The Northernmost Town on Earth (Svalbard in 4K)

    The Northernmost Town on Earth (Svalbard in 4K)

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    Longyearbyen on Svalbard is the northernmost settlement with over 1000 residentsMy trip to Norway was funded by Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Genepool Productions as part of a new project. More information soon.More info on Svalbard: http://wke.lt/w

  • 12:10 The Science of Thinking

    The Science of Thinking

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    How the brain works, how we learn, and why we sometimes make stupid mistakes.Submit ideas: http://ve42.co/GotIdeasApply to work with me: http://ve42.co/JoinUsThanks to Patreon supporters:Nathan Hansen, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell, Zach Mueller, Ron NealSupp

  • 10:33 Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

    Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

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    *Watch with headphones on!Is 45 minutes really the longest anyone can stay in a perfectly silent, pitch-black room?Support Veritasium on Patreon http://bit.ly/VePatreonCheck out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeWant to watch the whole hour of silence? http

  • 06:40 Will This Go Faster Than Light?

    Will This Go Faster Than Light?

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    Physics of contraptions meant to go faster than light.Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeMy video about the problem with Facebook: http://bit.ly/PwFBSpecial thanks to MinutePhysics for visual effects and Prof. Geraint Lewis for revisions to earlier drafts of

  • 15:13 Is Dust Mostly Dead Skin?

    Is Dust Mostly Dead Skin?

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    People claim that 70-80% of household dust is dead skin, but is it true?Thanks to Google for sponsoring this video! Learn more about Search here: https://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/Special thanks to J.M.E.H van Bronswijk, author of 'House Dust B

  • 04:24 4 Revolutionary Riddles

    4 Revolutionary Riddles

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    Can you solve these four rotation-related riddles?Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://ve42.co/patreonTest yourself playlist: http://ve42.co/testurselfHuge thanks to Patreon supporters:Jeff Straathof, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal, Nathan HansenI came across th

  • 06:53 Welding in Space

    Welding in Space

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    In space, metals can weld together without heat or melting.Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeSupport Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreonWritten by Joh Howes and Derek MullerYes, it's pronounced Gemini (ee not eye) because that's the way

  • 05:31 How the Quantum Vacuum Gave Rise to Galaxies

    How the Quantum Vacuum Gave Rise to Galaxies

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    All the large-scale structure in the universe may owe its existence to nothing.Sponsored by the Dyson 360 Eye Robot #ad: http://bit.ly/2cGqBRVSupport Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreonThanks to Patreon supporters:Bryan Baker, Donal Botkin, Ton

  • 08:43 The Best and Worst Prediction in Science

    The Best and Worst Prediction in Science

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    The best and worst predictions in science are both based on the same underlying physicsCheck out the Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/cePe303oKDMSupport Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreonSpecial thanks to:Prof. Sean CarrollProf. Brian SchmidtP

  • 04:52 Stringless Yo-Yo!

    Stringless Yo-Yo!

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    How can you Yo-Yo without the string attached?Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeFor more Ben Conde: http://bit.ly/VeBenCondeFor Beyond Slow Motion: http://bit.ly/VeBeyondSlowMoFor more on yo-yos check out: http://bit.ly/290wR3aHow to yo-yo without

  • 05:17 These Liquids Look Alive!

    These Liquids Look Alive!

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    Why do droplets of food coloring attract, repel, and chase each other?Snatoms molecular models: http://igg.me/at/snatomsMore about this topic: http://wke.lt/w/s/VRjRQOriginal paper on droplets: http://stanford.edu/~manup/docs/Cira_DancingDroplets.pdfMaran

  • 07:53 What Exactly is the Present?

    What Exactly is the Present?

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    What is the specious present? And how do our brains perceive time?Get a 30-day free trial on Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVeMore info about this topic: http://wke.lt/w/s/z8TeR

  • 07:41 Why Life Seems to Speed Up as We Age

    Why Life Seems to Speed Up as We Age

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    Why does time appear to speed up as we get older? Can we slow it down?Thanks to the National Geographic Channel for sponsoring this video!The new season of Brain Games starts Sunday, February 14th at 9/8c - http://po.st/90S7Ow Brain Games is an Emmy-nomin

  • 06:26 How Long Will You Live?

    How Long Will You Live?

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    Cell biology gives clues to why we age and lobsters don't.I made another video! The future of energy: http://bit.ly/1MAiJKmCheck out Breakthrough, Sundays at 9/8c on Nat Geo with GE #adAnimations are from Emmy-winning film 'Immortal', reproduced here cour

  • 08:51 4 Revolutionary Riddles Resolved!

    4 Revolutionary Riddles Resolved!

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    The solution to 4 rotation-related riddles, including the mystery cylinder, bike pedal pulling puzzle, track problem, and train part going backwards. Thank you to everyone who responded, liked, shared, or made a video response.Please fill out this short s

  • 06:17 The Sun Sneeze Gene

    The Sun Sneeze Gene

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    I have the photic sneeze reflex so I sneeze when I look at bright light.Check out 23andMe: http://ve42.co/23andme*So technically the single nucleotide swap (C instead of T) is not actually in a gene per se but in an intergenic region on chromosome 2. It's

  • 14:10 Half the universe was missing... until now

    Half the universe was missing... until now

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    Half of the ordinary baryonic matter has been tough to find but Fast Radio Bursts made it possible to detect the WHIM. Thanks to Kiwico for sponsoring this video! For 20% off go to https://kiwico.com/veritasium or use code VERITASIUM at checkout. Special

  • 05:40 Why the Future of Cars is Electric

    Why the Future of Cars is Electric

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    Electric cars are now ready to take over thanks to advances in battery technology and their inherent benefits: torque, handling, maintenance. This video was sponsored by BMW: https://www.bmwusa.com/Full disclosure: I drive an #electric #car. I think elect

  • 13:08 Why Apollo Astronauts Trained at a Nuclear Test Site

    Why Apollo Astronauts Trained at a Nuclear Test Site

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    Apollo astronauts trained in nuclear bomb craters at the Nevada National Security Site. But why?Thanks Audible! Start listening with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals free when you go to http://audible.com/veritasium or te

  • 07:30 Is Our Food Becoming Less Nutritious?

    Is Our Food Becoming Less Nutritious?

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    The nutrient content of food is declining. Is it because of soil depletion, selective breeding, or... something else?Watch my new documentary, VITAMANIA: http://ve42.co/vitaI came across this story as I was making the film Vitamania. When you ask sellers

  • 04:58 Can You Overdose on Vitamins?

    Can You Overdose on Vitamins?

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    Vitamins are 13 molecules essential for life that our bodies can't make themselves.Watch Vitamania here: https://ve42.co/vitaNow available worldwide, except France and Germany where it will be broadcast on ARTE soon. Subscribe on the Vitamania website for

  • 09:00 This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry

    This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry

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    Increasing entropy is NOT the only process that's asymmetric in time.Check out the book: http://WeHaveNoIdea.comThis video was co-written by Daniel Whiteson and Jorge ChamYou can also check out PhD Comics: http://phdcomics.comSpecial thanks to Patreon sup

  • 05:36 Sandwich Bag Fire Starter

    Sandwich Bag Fire Starter

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    Grant Thompson - the King of Random - teaches me how to start a fire with a Sandwich bag. And we tried to melt glass in my backyard: https://goo.gl/zb0uE0Check out his channel: http://ve42.co/KoRThe intensity of sunlight on Earth is about 1300 Watts per s

  • 08:52 Is America Actually Metric?

    Is America Actually Metric?

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    The US signed the metre convention and bases all customary units on SI standards. As an aside, the Utah constitution from 1895 required the metric system to be taught in schools. This requirement was repealed in 1987. \_()_/Huge thanks to NIST, Ben Stein

  • 07:48 Fire in ZERO-G!!

    Fire in ZERO-G!!

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    In a zero-g plane I experimented with flames and slinkies with surprising results.Check out e-penser's video: http://ve42.co/EPzeroGCheck out Physicsgirl's video: http://ve42.co/PGzeroGThanks to Novespace: http://ve42.co/novespaceSpecial thanks to Patreon

  • 20:00 Parallel Worlds Probably Exist. Heres Why

    Parallel Worlds Probably Exist. Heres Why

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    The most elegant interpretation of quantum mechanics is the universe is constantly splitting A portion of this video was sponsored by Norton. Get up to 60% off the first year (annually billed) here: https://bit.ly/32SM0yd or use promo code VERITASIUM Spec

  • 12:51 The Science Behind the Butterfly Effect

    The Science Behind the Butterfly Effect

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    Chaos theory means deterministic systems can be unpredictable. Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring this video. Click here to start using LastPass: https://ve42.co/VeLP Animations by Prof. Robert Ghrist: https://ve42.co/GhristWant to know more about chaos th

  • 21:10 How to Slow Aging (and even reverse it)

    How to Slow Aging (and even reverse it)

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    Scientists like Prof Sinclair have evidence of speeding up, slowing, and even reversing aging. Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring this video. Click here to start using LastPass: https://ve42.co/VeLPWhat causes aging? According to Professor David Sinclair,

  • 10:20 Why Most Resolutions Fail & How To Succeed

    Why Most Resolutions Fail & How To Succeed

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    Common pitfalls of New Year's resolutions and how I plan to avoid them. Thanks Audible! Start listening with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals free when you go to https://audible.com/veritasium or text veritasium to 500500

  • 18:39 This equation will change how you see the world

    This equation will change how you see the world

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    The logistic map connects fluid convection, neuron firing, the Mandelbrot set and so much more. Fasthosts are giving UK viewers the chance to win tickets, flight, and accommodation to SXSW 2020 by answering my Techie Test question: https://www.fasthosts.c

  • 13:59 3 Perplexing Physics Problems

    3 Perplexing Physics Problems

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    Why does shaken soda explode? Does ice melt first in fresh or salt water?Thank you Squarespace for sponsoring this video. Go to https://squarespace.com to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code: VERITASIUMThis video features ex

  • 14:49 The Bizarre Behavior of Rotating Bodies, Explained

    The Bizarre Behavior of Rotating Bodies, Explained

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    Spinning objects have strange instabilities known as The Dzhanibekov Effect or Tennis Racket Theorem - this video offers an intuitive explanation.Part of this video was sponsored by LastPass, click here to find out more: https://ve42.co/LPReferences:Prof.

  • 16:20 Does Planet 9 Exist?

    Does Planet 9 Exist?

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    A planet has been predicted to orbit the sun with a period of 10,000 years, a mass 5x that of Earth on a highly elliptical and inclined orbit. What evidence supports the existence of such a strange object at the edge of our solar system?Huge thanks to:Pro

  • 13:43 Making Liquid Nitrogen From Scratch!

    Making Liquid Nitrogen From Scratch!

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    I used a nitrogen membrane and Stirling cryocooler to liquefy nitrogen out of the air. For this video I partnered with Starbucks to celebrate their Nitro Cold Brew. Order one here: https://starbucks.app.link/derekmullerMaking liquid nitrogen is hard - in

  • 16:01 First Flight on Another Planet!

    First Flight on Another Planet!

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    The Mars Helicopter aims to make the first powered flight on another planet when it takes off on Mars as part of the Mars 2020 mission. I learned a lot getting to visit the drone right before it was mounted on the rover.How do you fly in 1% of Earth's atm

  • 18:22 Engineering with Origami

    Engineering with Origami

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    Origami is inspiring a plethora of new engineering designs. Try yourself: https://ve42.co/Origami Thanks Audible! Start listening with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook, plus two Audible Originals free when you go to https://audible.com/veritasium o

  • 12:22 I Waterproofed Myself With Aerogel!

    I Waterproofed Myself With Aerogel!

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    Aerogel has extraordinary properties but it can be tough to work with. This video looks at modifying aerogels to take advantage of their unique characteristics.Subscribe to Veritasium: https://ve42.co/subHuge thanks to Dr. Stephen Steiner and the crew at

  • 09:12 How a Fish Saved the Vikings

    How a Fish Saved the Vikings

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    The Vikings suffered many hardships living in the north of Europe: long, cold winters and importantly a lack of sunlight. Luckily, they had cod.Check out Vitamania: https://ve42.co/codWhen making a video about vitamins I thought the story would mainly be

  • 10:42 Can You Swim in Shade Balls?

    Can You Swim in Shade Balls?

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    I bought 10,000 shade balls and tried to swim in them. They appear to act like a non-Newtonian fluid: rigid under high shear stress, but they flow like a liquid under low shear. Get a signed shade ball by supporting Veritasium: https://ve42.co/patreon Rec

  • 12:02 World's Lightest Solid!

    World's Lightest Solid!

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    Aerogels are the world's lightest (least dense) solids. They are also excellent thermal insulators and have been used in numerous Mars missions and the Stardust comet particle-return mission. The focus of this video is silica aerogels, though graphene aer

  • 11:18 The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

    The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

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    Who on Earth is exposed to the most ionizing radiation? Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe I'm filming a documentary for TV about how Uranium and radioactivity have shaped the modern world. It will be broadcast in mid-2015, details to come. The fi

  • 07:42 Magnetic Micro-Robots

    Magnetic Micro-Robots

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    Tiny robots activated by magnetic fields may be used in future biomedical procedures. Start listening to Audible with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook, plus two Audible Originals free when you go to http://audible.com/veritasium or text veritasium

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  • 16:31 Are Negative Ions Good For You?

    Are Negative Ions Good For You?

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    Do negative air ions improve mood, anxiety, depression, alertness? Part of this video was sponsored by LastPass, click here to find out more: http://bit.ly/2RZZTZk Special thanks to Prof. Jack Beauchamp and Dr. Nathan Dalleska from Caltech for all their h

  • 12:07 Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

    Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

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    I took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they're there. The first time I heard about shade balls the claim was they reduce evaporation. But it turns out this isn't the reason they were introduced. H

  • 05:34 Five Firsts for Mars InSight

    Five Firsts for Mars InSight

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    Mars InSight will be the first to detect seismic activity on Mars’ surface, first to measure rate of heat transmitted from interior, first to dig nearly 5m down, first to measure magnetic fields on Mars’ surface, and first to use a robotic arm to place in

  • 07:56 Non-Invasive Brain Surgery

    Non-Invasive Brain Surgery

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    Scientists have combined ultrasound, viruses and synthetic drugs to control regions of the brain. Check out Skillshare: https://skl.sh/veritasium (first 500 get 2 months free) Special thanks to Prof. Mikhail Shapiro and Dr. Jerzy Szablowski: http://shapir

  • 11:48 $250,000 for a High School Science Student

    $250,000 for a High School Science Student

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    The story of three impressive high school science projects. Can you guess which student won $250,000 in the #RegeneronSTS? Applications open June 1: http://bit.ly/2HkLXT1 This video was sponsored by Regeneron. The Science Talent Search was founded and pro

  • 12:52 Why Machines That Bend Are Better

    Why Machines That Bend Are Better

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    Compliant mechanisms have lots of advantages over traditional devices. SimpliSafe is awesome security. It's really effective, easy to use, and the price is great. Check out SimpliSafe here: https://simplisafe.com/veritasium I visited the Compliant Mechani

  • 07:35 ZERO-G Challenges of a Trip to Mars!

    ZERO-G Challenges of a Trip to Mars!

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    A trip to #Mars involves radiation, muscle and bone loss, intermediate axis theorem and liquids. Check out Mars on National Geographic, Monday Nov 12 at 9/8c #sponsored When I got offered the chance to fly in another #zeroG plane, I jumped at the chance.

  • 09:14 World's First Car!

    World's First Car!

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    I got to drive the world's first car (replica), patented by Benz in 1886 Check out the series on new safety features: http://ve42.co/MB This video is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, who invited me to come to Stuttgart to see their latest cars, crash test faci

  • 07:22 The Scientific Benefits of Boredom

    The Scientific Benefits of Boredom

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    Boredom makes you more creative, altruistic, introspective, and helps with autobiographical planning. This video was sponsored by LastPass: http://bit.ly/2wAsdUu I feel like this video might come across as condescending but the person I'm really talking t

  • 11:23 Can You Recover Sound From Images?

    Can You Recover Sound From Images?

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    Is it possible to reconstruct sound from high-speed video images? Part of this video was sponsored by LastPass: http://bit.ly/2SmRQkk Special thanks to Dr. Abe Davis for revisiting his research with me: http://abedavis.com This video was based on research

  • 13:53 Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?

    Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?

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    Research has found some human brains can pick up on rotations of geomagnetic-strength fields as evidenced by drops in alpha wave power following stimulus. For more, see https://ve42.co/magneto Huge thanks to: Prof. Shinsuke Shimojo, Connie Wang, and Isaac

  • 13:13 The History of Video

    The History of Video

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    I always wanted to know why film looked better than video. Moving electronic images have as long a history but were invented for a different purpose. This video was sponsored by B&H Photo: https://www.bhphotovideo.com Huge thanks to: Richard Diehl, Video

  • 05:24 First Images of Black Holes!

    First Images of Black Holes!

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    The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration observed the supermassive black holes at the center of M87 and our Milky Way galaxy (SgrA*) finding the dark central shadow in accordance with General Relativity, further demonstrating the power of this 100 year-o

  • 09:19 How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole

    How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole

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    We are about to see the first image of a black hole, the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* at the center of the Milky Way galaxy or maybe the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87. But what is that image really showing us? This is an awesome pape

  • 06:47 The Threat of AI Weapons

    The Threat of AI Weapons

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    Will artificial intelligence weapons cause World War III? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiJTq11kqdw This animated clip is from my friends at http://ve42.co/pindex2 New series! http://vrv.co/paradigms I'm not sure how alarmed to be about artificial intel

  • 12:10 Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To You?!

    Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To You?!

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    Mosquitoes are attracted to me and it's likely due to my genes. This video is sponsored by 23andMe https://23andme.com/veritasium Huge thanks to Prof. Immo Hansen and team: http://ve42.co/hansen References: Genome Wide Association Study for self-reported

  • 06:21 Your Body's Molecular Machines

    Your Body's Molecular Machines

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    These are the molecular machines inside your body that make cell division possible. Animation by Drew Berry at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. http://wehi.tv Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Joshua Abenir, Tony Fadell, Donal

  • 06:09 Hydrodynamic Levitation!

    Hydrodynamic Levitation!

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    On a stream of water you can levitate light balls of all sizes and even disks and cylinders. The mechanism is not the Bernoulli effect... Want to make this at home? https://youtu.be/BppcHF2EdAY My friend Blake from InnoVinci emailed me with a cool idea fo

  • 06:32 Seeing the Invisible: SLOW MOTION Schlieren Imaging

    Seeing the Invisible: SLOW MOTION Schlieren Imaging

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    This is what the world would look like if you could see invisible air currents, temperature gradients, and differences in pressure or composition of the air. Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://ve42.co/patreon Special thanks to Patreon Supporters: Tony

  • 04:46 How UV Causes Cancer and Aging

    How UV Causes Cancer and Aging

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    UV at ground level is non-ionizing but it damages DNA and causes photoaging - how? Also, it turns out glass doesn't block all UV (specifically UVA passes through). This is something I learned filming with the UV camera inside. Special thanks to Dr. Hayley

  • 09:02 What Actually Causes Dandruff?

    What Actually Causes Dandruff?

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    This fungus lives on your scalp and may affect the genes you express. Check out Head & Shoulders research on getting rid of dandruff: https://ve42.co/HS Animation by Pindex: https://ve42.co/pindex When I started this project, I wasn't sure what caused dan

  • 09:58 The kg is dead, long live the kg

    The kg is dead, long live the kg

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    The kilogram, mole, kelvin, and ampere will be redefined by physical constants. For a limited time, get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month: http://audible.com/VERITASIUM or text VERITASIUM to 500500 Will this be the last video I make about SI unit

  • 11:52 The Best Test of General Relativity (by 2 Misplaced Satellites)

    The Best Test of General Relativity (by 2 Misplaced Satellites)

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    A launch mishap led to the best experimental confirmation of gravitational redshift. Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial of Audible: http://audible.com/VERITASIUM or text VERITASIUM to 500500 Huge thanks to Dr. Pacome Delva: https://ve42.co/pacome Dr

  • 10:14 Spinning Black Holes

    Spinning Black Holes

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    A pulsing black hole in the centre of a distant galaxy sheds light on black hole and galaxy formation. How fast are black holes rotating and how does that rotation change over its life-span? Huge thanks to Prof. Geraint Lewis and study author Dr. Dheeraj

  • 08:38 The Inverse Leidenfrost Effect

    The Inverse Leidenfrost Effect

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    Droplets levitate on a bath of liquid nitrogen and are spontaneously self-propelled. Thanks Audible! Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to https://audible.com/VERITASIUM or text VERITASIUM to 500500. Special thanks to Dr. Anaïs Gaut

  • 08:16 How Microwaving Grapes Makes Plasma

    How Microwaving Grapes Makes Plasma

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    A bisected grape in the microwave makes plasma. But how does it work? A grape is the right size and refractive index to trap microwaves inside it. When you place two (or two halves) close together the fields interact with each other creating a maximum of

  • 11:13 The World in UV

    The World in UV

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    UV cameras expose a hidden world and reveal the incompleteness of our perception The Physics Girl looks at sunscreen: https://youtu.be/GRD-xvlhGMc How to make sunscreen from scratch: https://youtu.be/lMXAY5F28L0 In summary, ultraviolet light interacts dif

  • 08:27 Spinning Sphere of Sodium Simulate Earth's Magnetic Field

    Spinning Sphere of Sodium Simulate Earth's Magnetic Field

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    An experiment on how turbulent convection in Earth's core makes a magnetic field Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at http://www.audible.com/Veritasium or text Veritasium to 500-500 Huge thanks to Prof. Dan Lathrop and team: http://ve42.co/Lat

  • 05:45 World's Heaviest Weight

    World's Heaviest Weight

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    How do you measure big forces accurately? By calibrating your force transducer on the world's biggest weight - 1,000,000 pounds of force. This machine ensures planes don't break apart, jets provide required thrust, and rockets make it to their destination

  • 07:38 How Neutrons Changed Everything

    How Neutrons Changed Everything

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    Without neutrons, harnessing nuclear energy would be impossible. Try Audible free for 30 days: http://audible.com/veritasium I have a new documentary coming out in a few months - sign up here to be notified and see a sneak preview: http://vitamaniathemovi

  • 05:28 5 Fun Physics Phenomena

    5 Fun Physics Phenomena

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    Five cool physics tricks, but how do they work? Explanations: http://youtu.be/jIMihpDmBpY Check out Audible.com: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Leave your ideas in the comments below or subscribe for the answers next week. Chris Hadfield in AUS: http://scienceal

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  • 05:59 Does Water Swirl the Other Way in the Southern Hemisphere?

    Does Water Swirl the Other Way in the Southern Hemisphere?

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    The definitive answer about the direction water swirls in two hemispheres Sync the videos yourself: http://toiletswirl.com For the record Destin and I repeated the experiment 3-4 times each in each hemisphere and got the same results every time. The idea

  • 08:12 Celsius Didn't Invent Celsius

    Celsius Didn't Invent Celsius

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    Celsius never devised nor used the scale that now bears his name. Veritasium is now on Patreon: http://patreon.com/veritasium Special thanks to Michael Stevens of Vsauce! http://youtube.com/vsauce1 More info about Celsius and temperature scales: http://wk

  • 03:41 The Real Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars

    The Real Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars

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    We talk about all the potentially challenging situations autonomous cars could get into but not about how human drivers are not very good. Tens of thousands die on the roads every year in collisions, most of which could be prevented by autonomous vehicles

  • 07:09 Indestructible Coating?!

    Indestructible Coating?!

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    Used in everything from bullet-proof vests to the walls of the Pentagon, polyurea's strength comes from its long-chain molecules. Check out How Ridiculous: http://bit.ly/VeHowRidiculous Snatoms magnetic molecules: http://bit.ly/VeSnatoms Veritasium on Pat

  • 06:04 Water on the Moon?

    Water on the Moon?

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    NEW CHANNEL! http://youtube.com/sciencium For a long time we thought the Moon was completely dry, but it turns out there are actually three sources of lunar water. Thanks to Google Making and Science for supporting the new channel! http://youtube.com/maki

  • 07:41 Is This What Quantum Mechanics Looks Like?

    Is This What Quantum Mechanics Looks Like?

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    Silicone oil droplets provide a physical realization of pilot wave theories. Check out Smarter Every Day: http://bit.ly/VeSmarter Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon Huge thanks to: Dr. Stephane Perrard, Dr Matthieu Labousse, Pr Emmanue

  • 06:19 Electromagnetic Levitation Quadcopter

    Electromagnetic Levitation Quadcopter

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    Spinning magnets near copper sheets create levitation! Try Audible free for 30 days: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Special thanks to Hyperloop One for showing me around. Thanks to Patreon supporters: Nathan Hansen, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell, Saeed Alghamdi, Zac

  • 09:07 The Absurdity of Detecting Gravitational Waves

    The Absurdity of Detecting Gravitational Waves

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    A head-vaporizing laser with a perfect wavelength detecting sub-proton space-time ripples. Huge thanks to Prof Rana Adhikari and LIGO: http://ligo.org Here's how he felt when he learned about the first ever detection: https://youtu.be/ViMnGgn87dg Thanks t

  • 05:24 What the Fahrenheit?!

    What the Fahrenheit?!

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    The crazy story of the arbitrary temperature scale used in a tiny minority of countries. Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Snatoms are available again! http://www.snatoms.com Support Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon Celsius didn't i

  • 09:23 The Science Of Six Degrees Of Separation

    The Science Of Six Degrees Of Separation

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    Are all people on Earth really connected through just six steps? Check out "Six Degrees of Everything" Tuesdays @ 9:30/8:30c on truTV #SixDegrees: https://goo.gl/2GFcUj SEND ME AN EMAIL: 1. Do not send it directly to me unless you know me. 2. Send the ema

  • 07:20 The Brightest Part Of A Shadow Is In The Middle

    The Brightest Part Of A Shadow Is In The Middle

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    Why is there a bright spot behind spherical objects? Be the first to find out about new projects: http://www.veritasium.com Filmed by Nathan Watkins and Raquel Nuno, animation by Meg Rosenburg. Music by Kevin MacLeod, http://www.incompetech.com 'Scissors'

  • 07:02 Is Glass A Liquid?

    Is Glass A Liquid?

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    Stained glass is thicker at the bottom - so is it a liquid? Earth's mantle enables plate tectonics, so is it a liquid? Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Sign up for the mailing list: http://www.veritasium.com Pitch drop experiment: http://www.the

  • 02:28 Explained: Beaker Ball Balance Problem

    Explained: Beaker Ball Balance Problem

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    This is the solution to: http://youtu.be/QD3hbVG1yxM Watch this first!

  • 01:54 Buoyancy Quiz

    Buoyancy Quiz

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    Can you predict what happens to the golf ball? Stays where it is: http://bit.ly/buoyStay Goes down: http://bit.ly/buoyGoDown Goes up: http://bit.ly/buoyGoUp In this experiment we see that a golf ball is denser than detergent (it is also denser than pure w

  • 01:58 Extended: Beaker Ball Balance Problem

    Extended: Beaker Ball Balance Problem

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    Watch this first! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD3hbVG1yxM Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/veritasium Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veritasium Special thanks to the Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, especially Gar

  • 08:03 The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Southern Hemisphere

    The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Southern Hemisphere

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    SYNCHRONIZE WITH DESTIN’S VIDEO: http://bit.ly/NorthernSwirl Both videos on one page (for desktop): http://bit.ly/ToiletSwirl Subscribe to Smarter Every Day: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSED Click to tweet: http://bit.ly/ToiletSwirlTWT Some notes: We each repea

  • 04:29 Evolutionarily Stable Strategies Ft. Richard Dawkins

    Evolutionarily Stable Strategies Ft. Richard Dawkins

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    When evolution favours a stable ratio of traits rather than one dominant trait. Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Animation by The Lyosacks: https://www.youtube.com/TheLyosacks Hosting Neil Degrasse Tyson, info and tickets: http://bit.ly/NDTandVe

  • 07:47 An Affordable 3D-Printed Arm

    An Affordable 3D-Printed Arm

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    Students at UCF are designing an inexpensive 3D printed arm for kids. To find out more and to get involved, check out: http://office.tumblr.com Big thanks to Microsoft and the Collective Project for introducing me to Albert and his amazing team. They are

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  • 04:01 An Astronaut's View Of Earth

    An Astronaut's View Of Earth

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    What it's like to see the Earth from orbit. Special thanks to Col. Chris Hadfield for chatting with me. http://chrishadfield.ca/ Space imagery courtesy of NASA and the ESA http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos Music by Kevin Mac

  • 07:50 Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?

    Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?

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    Inspired by this article by Prof. Emily Oster: http://bit.ly/Cellcancer Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Featuring Physics Girl: http://bit.ly/PhysGirl Special thanks to Chris Gale and Physics Girl for filming this video. Music by: Amarante Musi

  • 07:19 Would You Take This Bet?

    Would You Take This Bet?

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    How much would it take for you to risk $10? Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Can you solve this? http://bit.ly/248Ve Regression to the mean: http://bit.ly/VeRTTM Help translate Veritasium videos into other languages: http://veritasium.subtitl.us

  • 03:40 Sparks From Falling Water: Kelvin's Thunderstorm

    Sparks From Falling Water: Kelvin's Thunderstorm

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    The physics behind Kelvin's Thunderstorm explained. No, it is not a practical way of generating electricity, which is why we use turbines at hydro stations. This video goes into more detail about the phenomenon demonstrated in this Hunger Games collab vid

  • 10:00 What Is NOT Random?

    What Is NOT Random?

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    Is the future of the universe already determined? Vsauce tackles "What is Random?": https://youtu.be/9rIy0xY99a0 Special Thanks to: Prof Stephen Bartlett, Prof Phil Moriarty, Prof Andrea Morello, Prof Tim Bedding, Prof Michio Kaku, A/Prof Alex Argyros, He

  • 05:47 How Much Information?

    How Much Information?

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    How much information is there in Spanish vs English, you vs the world? Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Huge thanks to all the amazing people who made this possible: Christina Ochoa - Spanish https://twitter.com/christina_ochoa Vanessa Hill - Fi


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