Tony Hawk Tries Out Some Weightless Skateboarding On "The Vomit Comet"

Tony Hawk Tries Out Some Weightless Skateboarding On “The Vomit Comet”

Tony Hawk and fellow professional skater Aaron “Jaws” Homoki took a ride on the G-Force One airbus and attempted to pull off some weightless tricks. Despite it looking like they had been using cheats on the “Tony Hawk Pro Skater” games, even these two skateboarding pros found the whole thing deceivingly difficult. Nevertheless, there’s still a fair few backflips…

Schrödinger's Cat Is Dead And Alive In Two Boxes At Once

Schrödinger’s Cat Is Dead And Alive In Two Boxes At Once

If quantum mechanics had a mascot, Schrödinger’s cat would certainly be it. Now, the famous thought experiment has been upgraded to explain an even weirder system that was achieved for the first time: a spatially separated entangled system of photons in a two-mode superposition. Although it might sound like sciency jibberish, the new system is quite…

Have We Detected A Hint Of A New Force Of Nature?

Have We Detected A Hint Of A New Force Of Nature?

Last year, a team of Hungarian physicists spotted an anomaly in a radioactive decay. They detected a curious new particle being emitted, with properties no other particle should have. US theoretical physicists looked into this claim and discovered that not only it does not violate any previous experiments, but it could be a carrier of a…

Here's What It Would Look Like To Walk Through A Rainbow

Here’s What It Would Look Like To Walk Through A Rainbow

Rainbows are not just pretty streaks in the sky after a rainy day. They are also a reminder of a fundamental physical truth: white light is a lie. Water droplets, jagged metal, glass, and prisms can reveal how the light from the Sun is a combination of different wavelengths, which we interpret as the different colors of…

Scientists Have Discovered A New Form Of Light

Scientists Have Discovered A New Form Of Light

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a mode of light propagation that has never been observed, potentially reopening an area of research that was closed. Light doesn’t only carry energy but it also carries linear momentum, which can be harnessed to propel solar sails forward, and angular momentum, which means that a beam of light…

Watch What Happens If You Put A Diamond In A Hydraulic Press

Watch What Happens If You Put A Diamond In A Hydraulic Press

The Hydraulic Press Channel has had a meteoric rise to fame over the past few months, simply by satisfying our appetite for mindless destruction and showing millions of people how amazing Finnish accents are. So far, it’s squished everything from bowling balls to non-Newtonian fluid. But now they must face nature’s hardest substance: diamond. The diamond was…

Watch What Happens If You Put Molten Salt Into A Water Tank

  TheBackyardScientist is back with a super-high-speed camera, a fish tank, and some molten salt. Sodium chloride (salt) can become a molten liquid when it’s heated to over 801 degrees celsius (1,474 degrees fahrenheit). If you drop a small shot of that liquid into a tank of cool water, a surprisingly powerful physical reaction occurs. You can watch…

Something Very Weird Happens When You Put Marshmallows In A Vacuum

  Ever wondered what happens when you put marshmallows in a vacuum? Probably not. But when those spongy little cubes of sugary sweetness are no longer bound by the normal atmospheric pressure, something peculiar happens. The video showing this reaction was created by CrazyRussianHacker with the aid of his vacuum-forming Tupperware box. Check out his…