It’s Brainiac Tuesday at YouTube Geek Week!
by Perry Michael Simon on August 6, 2013
Today is Brainiac Tuesday at YouTube Geek Week, and Derek Muller from Veritasium introduces the day in the above video. And then, he’s back to show off “Slow-Mo Non-Newtonian Fluid on a Speaker,” which looks much cooler than the usual corn starch gunk on a speaker when shot with a high speed camera:
Thanks to Alltime10s, we now know Neil deGrasse Tyson’s 10 Reasons to Love Science:
The folks at AsapSCIENCE show you how they make their videos and answer questions about themselves:
Risk Bites answers the question, “are green potato chips bad for you?” You’ll have to watch to find out:
CarTube, YouTube for your car? Sure, in the world of Barely Political:
Did you think we would get through Brainiac Tuesday without peering through Adam Savage’s new dissection microscope? Of course not, and here it is, courtesy Tested. Everything looks cooler this way — pencils, comics, money, fingernails, beards….:
Engadget takes a look at privacy, PRISM, and domestic surveillance, with a visit to the EFF and talks with Cory Doctorow and Bruce Schneier:
If the creator of a work tells you it’s meaningless, does that mean it’s meaningless? PBS Idea Channel examines that issue, looking at Neon Genesis Evangelion, in which creator Hideaki Anno says there’s no meaning. Fans do not buy that:
It’s like Cracked was thinking of me — hybrid nerd and sports fan — when they decided to make this one, “7 Psychology Lessons You Accidentally Learn Watching Sports.” Wait, “sweaty cosplay”?:
NerdAlert‘s Fiction Science, with the help of our friend Bobak Ferdowsi, looks at the idea of sentinels and whether robotics can achieve the ability to identify genetic or organic matter, possibly without human intervention:
And from Wired, here’s chapter one of “How to Make a Giant Robot Mech,” a project they did with the Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects for Comic-Con to create the ultimate cosplay:
Oh, yeah, there’s the Nerdist Channel’s own contribution today, CM Punk’s Grammar Slam Your… er, you’re going to like it, so click that link and see the full post (and enjoy more at the Nerdist Channel. More Geek Week on the way, of course. We’ll have it right here….