When many of us think about technology, we typically think about electronic devices that continue to advance on a regular basis. What we may not consider, however, are all of the other things in the world around us that rely on technology and the advances that are being made. That can clearly be seen when you look at Nitonol memory wire. It is not something that you might consider regularly, but it is something that is quite amazing. This type of wire has a memory in the fact that it can remember its original shape. It is possible to set [More]
When it comes to hallucinations, many of us try to avoid them whenever possible. A hallucination provides a perception that something exists in the world around us but it actually doesn’t. Many people consider it to be a type of dreaming, but it does not involve dreaming, allusion or imagery. In many cases, hallucination is associated with sickness or perhaps with the use of medication but as you are about to see, it is also possible to produce a hallucination that is quite interesting. In the following video, you will be asked to look at the screen for a few [More]
Here’s a very impressive impossible rooftop illusion by Kokichi Sugihara, a professor of Mathematics Engineering at the Meiji University, Japan. As you can see on the first part of the YouTube video, four balls were placed on top of the triangular rooftop one by one. It seems that they magically stay on top and do not fall. But before you eventually freak out, watch carefully when the house is being turned around in a different angle. This only proves that we should look at things in different perspective before we make a conclusion. Magic? Nah! Brilliant illusion? Yes, and it [More]
Many of us are interested in our physical health but it is also important to consider our mental health as well. I’m not necessarily talking about any serious issues that may come up but testing the strength of your mind on a regular basis can help you to recognize any problems that may exist and can even help to root out those issues before they become uncontrollable. When you look at the following optical illusions, it may just tell you something about yourself that you didn’t realize. Testing the brain is possible in many different ways and, at times, it [More]
There are some people who are trained, or who train themselves, so that they can trick you into believing something that isn’t real. We typically refer to them as magicians, but they are actually taking part in a practice that is usually known as sleight of hand. It is a way of performing tricks that make you think that something isn’t there when it actually is or perhaps the opposite. In either case, it can be quite amazing. The man in this video is quite skilled in that art and has been fascinated with it for the majority of his [More]
There are so many different things that come together to cause us to see the world as we see it. For one, everything that we see has to do with light and the various ways that light bounces off objects and reaches the retina in our eyes. Additionally, it has to do with the way that the eye processes the information that we see, and it can really make a difference in what we see as well. One of the more interesting things that need to be considered when it comes to our vision is perspective. We have two eyes [More]
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about art? For some people, it is a painting that hangs in a gallery and for others, it may be a sculpture. In any case, it is something that is done by a talented individual and many people are able to appreciate their efforts. In fact, people may traveled hundreds or maybe even thousands of miles in order to see those pieces of art. Sometimes, art doesn’t hang in a gallery but rather, it is on the street in front of you. That is certainly the case [More]
The human body continues to be a marvel to science but it is the human brain that really confounds scientists. They are constantly learning new things about the brain but, even by their own admission, they have only scratched the surface. Although we may learn more about the brain, it is unlikely that we will ever fully unravel its mysteries. Of course, men won’t stop trying and they will continue to be amazed by what it can do. Although the human brain controls every part of the body, it is closely associated with the eyes. They take in valuable information [More]
When most of us think about optical illusions, the first thing that tends to come to mind is something that is drawn on a piece of paper and tricks the mind as well as the way. When they are done properly, they cause us to see something that isn’t there or perhaps to perceive something that is visually impossible. In any case, they can be quite interesting to see and even to study. Sometimes, it is not only possible to look at one of these optical illusions on paper but it is possible to create more than real life. That [More]
If you were to take a wooden ruler and put it on the edge of a counter, you could easily hit the part of the ruler that is sticking over the edge and flip it end over end out into the middle of the room. It really doesn’t take any special strength to accomplish; it is just a matter of hitting the ruler with enough force to propel it. What if you were to take the same ruler on the edge of a counter but you were to place a piece of paper over the part of the ruler that [More]
Clay is a rather remarkable part of the Earth. Most people are accustomed to clay being under their feet but they may not give it much thought. The fact is, it is a type of Earth that can be many different colors, from bluish-gray to red or yellow, but it is what happens when it is wet that is truly amazing. It can be formed into any shape and when it dries, it is quite hard. If you have ever seen anyone using a potter’s wheel before, you realize how incredible clay can be. Just watching it while they potter [More]