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  • 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.

  • 03:55 Gravity (Scientific Version Of John Mayer's Gravity)

    Gravity (Scientific Version Of John Mayer's Gravity)

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    A song about Gravity set to the tune of John Mayer's Gravity. Gravity is working with me And Gravity, keeps me on the ground All mass attracts all other mass a force proportional to mass one and two and inversely to the distance between them squared Oh, g

  • 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

  • 01:47 Scientific Notation - Example

    Scientific Notation - Example

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    If the sun were entirely made of protons, how many would there be in the sun? How can this be worked out using the Google search field?

  • 03:38 I'm Atoms (Scientific Cover Of Jason Mraz's I'm Yours)

    I'm Atoms (Scientific Cover Of Jason Mraz's I'm Yours)

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    Well an atom's made of protons, neutrons, and electrons the first two in the nucleus, the third around it it's mostly empty space, but it feels solid in any case The elements are all the different types of atoms they differ by the number of protons in the

  • 05:14 Scientific Notation - Explained!

    Scientific Notation - Explained!

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    Scientists have to work with some very large and some very small numbers. To represent these numbers more easily, they use scientific notation. Scientific notation relies on powers of 10. This video gives examples of how to represent a large and small num

  • 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

  • 02:33 Atomic Theory

    Atomic Theory

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    This is the first Veritasium science video. It addresses one of the most fundamental concepts in science: the idea that all things are made of atoms, tiny particles that are in perpetual motion. They attract each other when a little distance apart and rep

  • 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

  • 01:13 How Long Does It Take For The Earth To Go Around The Sun?

    How Long Does It Take For The Earth To Go Around The Sun?

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    A recent survey of scientific literacy in Australia found 30% believe it takes one day for the Earth to go around the sun. This video provides qualitative evidence for the finding from Sydney's Eastern beaches.

  • 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=vqDbMEdLiCs The Mysterious Falling Slinky http://www.youtube

  • 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=RwTjsRt0Fzo Northern Lights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knwiWm4DpvQ Nanodiamonds in candle flames: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzOkuGQC3Rw Relight Candle Trick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1

  • 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=BickMFHAZR0 The longest vertical straw you can use is 10.3 m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUmZrtiXDik This is because the weight of water in the straw must be supported by the pressure difference at its two

  • 04:00 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

  • 02:54 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/numberphile efit30 http://bit.ly/O4CMme appchat http://bit.ly/NxAMlX e

  • 04:43 What's The Best High Jump Technique?

    What's The Best High Jump Technique?

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    The strange thing about high jump is that the technique changed dramatically after 1968, when Dick Fosbury used his trademark flop to win the gold medal at the Olympics in Mexico City. Previously the scissors and straddle had been the most common jumping

  • 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=aFO4PBolwFg More with Canadian Olympian Hunter Lowden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YVOPUkbu6g How does a sailboat work? The standard idea is that the wind pushes the sails from behind, causing th

  • 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 h

  • 03:20 Veritasium & Team Record Gold Invade London

    Veritasium & Team Record Gold Invade London

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    I'm going to London! And I'm leading a team of YouTubers. For the next few weeks we will all be doing videos themed around the Olympics so I'm tackling the science of sport and science in and around London. The Team! HOWRIDICULOUS: http://bit.ly/LtFzpW AP

  • 04:49 Atomic Bonding Song

    Atomic Bonding Song

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    Starring: Christie Wykes as Chlorine, Carbon, and Sodium Director of Photography: Sean McCallum Gravity (John Mayer Cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7KpH9_I2Dw I'm Atoms (Jason Mraz Cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBjZz0iQrzI Electricity (Jet

  • 03:20 Free Higgs!

    Free Higgs!

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    To celebrate the announcement of the discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs Boson at the LHC, I took to the streets with Vi Hart to give out free Higgs. Now giving out a subatomic particle, especially the Higgs, would have been incredibly diffi

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