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New giant Oviraptor dinosaur discovered1m45s

New giant Oviraptor dinosaur discovered

Learn about the breakthrough discovery of the Beibeilong sinensis dinosaurus. The existence of this oviraptor was, until recently, unknown to researchers. It is therefore a new species, which scientists have named Beibeilong sinensis. The dinosaur lived about 90 million years ago!

lionsground
Published: May 10, 2017Updated: May 11, 20174 views
Smash glow crystals in a blender2m36s

Smash glow crystals in a blender

We put triboluminescent, or "Smash Glow" crystals in a blender. Triboluminescence is the effect of light being emitted when something is broken, smashed, or otherwise broken. The substance in this video is a particular type of chemical called triphenylphosphinebis(pyridine)thiocyanato copper(I). Enjoy!

NurdRage
Published: April 19, 2017Updated: April 21, 20174 views
Spider Lily proves to be cure for cancer3m13s

Spider Lily proves to be cure for cancer

Researchers from the University of Windsor in Canada found a substance that works better than chemotherapy for cancer, without harming healthy cells. They have made more compounds in the laboratory to mimic the anti-cancer effect of the spider lily, a common plant. "They are extremely selective. Healthy cells are not being damaged, and the cancer cells were killed," said Professor Siyaram Pandey about the substances.

lionsground
Published: April 17, 2017Updated: April 19, 2017619 views
Young scientist demonstrates the impossible: Levitation45s

Young scientist demonstrates the impossible: Levitation

Most of us would believe that levitation is impossible. Of course we know that magnets can attract or repel metal objects. But what makes it possible to lock an object in space and keep it there? Josh Van der Zalm, nano-science student places a super-cooled ceramic plate over a magnet and then shows how it remains locked in whatever position he places it in. He even demonstrates how the plate can be forced to levitate in a circular path over a track. You have to see it to believe it!

WildCreatures
Published: April 4, 2017Updated: April 7, 20172,889 views
Researchers in Egypt turn prawns into plastic49s

Researchers in Egypt turn prawns into plastic

Researchers at Egypt's Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells into biodegradable plastic in a bid to make environmentally-friendly grocery bags. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: March 3, 201712 views
NASA Released 100 New Photos Of Pluto In This Breathtaking Video!1m48s

NASA Released 100 New Photos Of Pluto In This Breathtaking Video!

NASA Released 100 New Photos Of Pluto In This Breathtaking Video! NASA's New Horizon spacecraft took over 9 years to reach Pluto, and the footage has now been released in the video below. We have never before been able to see such clear detail in photos of the dwarf planet, as it is more than 3 BILLION miles away. The New Horizon mission was the first mission that was able to capture a total view of our solar system, and now we're looking forward to the footage it sends back in 2019 of even more distant worlds! We hope you enjoy the video as much as we do!

relaxonline
Published: February 16, 2017Updated: February 17, 2017139 views
Feed peanut products to babies to cut allergy risk2m07s

Feed peanut products to babies to cut allergy risk

New U.S. guidelines advise parents to feed their babies peanut products - though never whole peanuts - to help lower the risk of developing potentially life-threatening allergies. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: January 17, 20176 views
Breast milk under a microscope shows incredible sight31s

Breast milk under a microscope shows incredible sight

You guys... this is SO COOL!!!!!!!! this is the living liquid gold we call breast milk in motion!!!! My dad is a blood microscopist and this is a single drop off my breast milk under his microscope!!!! It's miraculous and it's ALIVE tailored to my babies needs at this moment!!!! Absolutely amazing!!! Follow me on Instagram... jansenshowardart_

Watch a bubble freeze instantly in real-time28s

Watch a bubble freeze instantly in real-time

When it's -25°C/-13°F outside, soap bubble mixtures freeze faster than they pop, making for some very fascinating effects! However, frozen bubbles are still very fragile creatures, so 'ChrisRatzlaff' experimented with different recipes to create a durable bubble wall that won't pop in the slightest breeze. Check out the stunning results show to you here in real time.

ChrisRatzlaff
Published: November 11, 2015Updated: January 6, 2017185,420 views
Electronic nose could sniff out dangerous chemicals1m54s

Electronic nose could sniff out dangerous chemicals

Researchers in Belgium are developing a sensitive 'electronic nose' that can detect pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations, using substances they call "microscopic sponges." Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.

Reuters
Published: November 28, 20162,143 views