Do The Robot!

A little something I came across during Pi Day. One of the optical effects exhibits at the Exploratorium features toy robots, mirrors, and a spinning table. You wish your old flip books were this cool.

What Is The Speed of Dark?

What’s faster, light or dark? VSauce breaks it down.

How Far Can Legolas See?

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Legolas may be a ridiculously pretty fellow with insane archery skills, but his vision isn’t quite as good as he lets on. MinutePhysics breaks it down.

Over The Rainbow: How Double Rainbows Form

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Double rainbows! What do they mean?! SciShow brings in LeVar Burton – he of Star Trek and Reading Rainbow fame – to explain. Speaking of which, there was a Kickstarter for the development of Reading Rainbow app launched earlier this week, which has since reached its goal! Now everyone (including kids, most importantly!) will get another chance to enjoy one of the best educational programs in the last three decades.

Claude Monet’s Ultraviolet Eye

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What happens when one of the greatest artists in history gets cataracts and removes one of his lenses? A messy, colorful vision unlike anything we’re used to. It’s Okay To Be Smart gives us a glimpse.