Flamethrower vs AerogelConstruction
We put aerogel to the test vs 'not-a-flamethrower', a huge 2000°C flame to a large fiberglass blanket infused with silica aerogel - formerly the lightest solid (that title is now held by graphene aerogel).
First Flight on Another Planet!Construction
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.
160TB Server with Linus! (From Linus Tech Tips)Construction
Linus Tech Tips helps Smarter Every Day with organizing his footage.
Why the Future of Cars is ElectricConstruction
Electric cars are now ready to take over thanks to advances in battery technology and their inherent benefits: torque, handling, maintenance.
Primitive Technology: Crossdraft kilnConstruction
Primitive Technology: Crossdraft kiln - Building a crossdraft kiln from scratch.
The Romans flooded the Colosseum for sea battlesConstruction
Dig in to the history of the Roman Empire’s staged gladiatorial naval battles and how they flooded the Colosseum to reenact famous battles.
World's Lightest Solid!Construction
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.
Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?Construction
I took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they're there.
How Sand Mining Destroys One Home to Build AnotherConstruction
As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia’s mangroves one woman is faced with the erasure of her beloved home.
Primitive Technology: Fired Clay BricksConstruction
Creating fired clay bricks from scratch.
How Do White Walkers Shatter Swords?Construction
For Game of Thrones fans winter is finally here, and with it comes the long foreshadowed White Walkers. These foes have proven to be a dangerous threat for many reasons, but one of the biggest is their seeming imperviousness to the average weapons of the Seven Kingdoms.
Why Machines That Bend Are BetterConstruction
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.
The Problem With ConcreteConstruction
This video is in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates.
Build Tree House In Wild To Avoid WildlifeConstruction
Today We Build a Tree House In the Wild to Avoid Wildlife.
Primitive Technology: Stone Yam plantersConstruction
Primitive Technology: Stone Yam planters - Creating Stone planters for Yams from scratch.
Primitive Technology: Pit and chimney furnaceConstruction
While I’m working on other projects I’ll put up this video of an experimental furnace I built that operates by natural draft and uses charcoal as a fuel.
Will Your Country Be The First To Sink?Construction
Sea levels are rising, but what does that mean for where you live? What does that mean for the world?
How to Build a Dyson SphereConstruction
If humans want to expand into space, it will take us incredible amounts of energy. How do we do that?
Build An Underground HomeConstruction
Build a shelter using ancient traditional building techniques.
How rollercoasters affect your body - Brian D. AveryConstruction
In 1895, crowds flooded Coney Island to see America’s first-ever looping coaster: the Flip Flap Railway. But its thrilling flip caused cases of severe whiplash, neck injury and even ejections.
What if cracks in concrete could fix themselves?Construction
Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. It can be found in swathes of city pavements, bridges that span vast rivers and the tallest skyscrapers on earth.