If you haven’t heard of the Escherian Stairwell, then it’s time you should. This amazing never-ending stairway is an optical illusion created by Filipino architect Rafael Nelson Aboganda in 1968. As you can see on the video, its unique design allows you to go up but will bring you back to where you started. You can see a young lady freaking out aft she tried it. The Escherian Stairwell is located at the Frank B. Gannett building at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Aboganda created this impossible object after being inspired with mythical Penrose stairs. The secret? [More]
There is something that is taking place within us on an ongoing basis, 24 hours every day, and we don’t ever really give it the consideration it deserves. I’m talking about our thoughts, something that is with us constantly. They happen in the brain through a complex series of electrical impulses and chemical reactions but, in the end, it gives us consciousness and the ability to reason. That is what makes the human brain so amazing. Most people are at least loosely aware that these things are happening but did you realize that you actually have a dual system in [More]
Water is perhaps one of the most amazing substances on earth. It can exist in three forms, liquid, solid or gaseous and it not only supports life, it also provides us with everything from entertainment to a way to get things done. As you are about to see, water can also be manipulated through sound in ways that most people would not consider possible. You are sure to be amazed at what happens. Many people don’t realize that sound is actually a type of energy that is able to be transmitted through matter. Sound energy is in the form of [More]
Most of us don’t take a lot of time out of our busy day to consider the way that our vision works. When we do so, however, it can really teach us a lot about ourselves and enhance our lives in ways that you can’t even possibly imagine. Although there is a lot of science that goes into it, our vision is actually from light that bounces off of objects, enters into the eye and then is transformed into data that is processed within the brain. This process goes on within our eyes and our brain on a continual basis [More]
Optical illusions can be a lot of fun and they are something that many of us enjoy viewing when we have a little bit of spare time. Some of them are relatively simple but others are complex. In either case, an optical illusion changes the way that you see the world in front of you and makes the impossible seem possible. It does so in a wide variety of ways but in this video, you are going to see perspective being used brilliantly. This video is actually a Honda commercial but when you see what they are able to do [More]
Although there are many types of optical illusions, when you are able to combine one with a science experiment, the effects can truly be amazing. One of those experiments that turns into a rather interesting optical illusion uses sound to manipulate objects in ways that you may not have considered possible. Viewing this is not only pleasing to the eye, it also teaches you something about the world around us that you may not have known before. When we hear a sound, there is more going on than just hearing the noise. Sound is actually a vibration and it travels [More]
Doing little science experiments at home are a great way to enjoy some time in the middle of a slow afternoon. As long as they are relatively simple to do, you can set them up within a matter of minutes and some of them will not fail to fascinate you, regardless of how many times you do it. That is the case with this shampoo trick, which is simply amazing in what it does. The only thing that you will need for this experiment is to glass dishes and a bottle of shampoo. It makes use of something that is [More]
The world around us is truly is an amazing place. We could spend our entire lives looking into those various features of the world and we would barely even scratch the surface. Understanding the physical world around us, however, helps us to have a greater appreciation for it and may even teach us a little about ourselves as well. One part of that physical world that many of us find fascinating is magnetic forces. The magnetic forces that exist in the world are seen on a small scale, as in refrigerator magnets or even in the microscopic world. It is [More]
It can be a lot of fun to throw a party and to invite family and friends over for a great evening. As the host, you would want to make sure that everything was put together properly. Not only would it include the food and drinks, you would also want to give a little thought to the entertainment as well. Although there are number of things that you could do, one that you would want to consider is doing a few science tricks. Although science tricks are not the first thing that comes to most people’s mind when they think [More]
When we look at something, we expect that we are seeing the reality of what is there. In many cases, however, what we are seeing has more to do with our perspective rather than what is truly in front of us. Admittedly, it is often accurate and we are able to react according to what we are seeing but what if your mind was to trick you into seeing something that wasn’t real? How would you react? In this video, the Crazy Russian Hacker shows you a rather amazing optical illusion. When you first start watching the video, you will [More]
One of the many different types of optical illusions makes use of a transparent sheet that contains black lines and you drag that sheet over top of another image. When the two images are separate, they really don’t look like much and in some cases, they really appear like a geometric pattern. When they come together, however, they come to life and it tricks the eyes into seeing movement. It is an animation effect that your eyes can’t ignore. The eyes are one of the most amazing organs in the human body and they are able to pick up the [More]
When we were in school, we may have done a wide variety of science experiments. Some of them were to show how we interacted with the world around us and others may have been so that we could see the elements which were sometimes unseen. Yet another type of experiment, and perhaps a favorite for most people, involved the way that the mind can trick the body into believing that it is seeing something that doesn’t actually exist. Although it is not always considered a science experiment, these types of optical illusions can certainly be a lot of fun to [More]