After much sweat and toil, Taylorveltrop has finally unveiled his complete project. Using a Microsoft Kinect, a Nintendo Wii, a treadmill, and computers, he created a quasi virtual reality remote control robot avatar. To test his project, he successfully brushes a kitty in another room with only virtual reality control.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/01/04/virtual-reality-remote-controlled-robot-avatar-brushes-cat/
Swimming can be a slow and tedious sport, but with Franky Zapata’s new Flyboard you won’t have to anymore. The French jet skiier created the water jetpack system which gives the user amazing aquatic agility. The jetpack only costs around €4,900.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/12/07/agile-water-jetpack-allows-user-to-fly-30-feet-and-swim-like-a-dolphin/
To keep kids interested in science and aviation, Pima Air & Space Museum holds a Great Paper Airplane Project each year. This year, they built the world’s largest paper airplane, named the Arturo’s Desert Eagle. The plane measured a gigantic 45 feet long and 26 feet wide, and flew over the desert of Arizona for ten seconds and hit a top speed of 100 mph! Naturally, the plane was equipped with a GoPro camera to capture the action.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/05/27/worlds-largest-paper-airplane-flies-over-arizona/
Everyone knows that cats always land on their feet when they fall, but how do they do that? The phenomenon perplexed the nerdy cat owner who runs Smarter Every Day, so he set up his high speed camera and began testing with his kitty, dropping his pet upside down.
The physics behind the phenomenon of cats always landing on their feet is even more amazing once you begin to understand the science behind it.
The nerdy cat video (which is just a perfect recipe for the Internet) has naturally gone viral, amassing over 125,000 hits in just two days. It is already featured on the coveted YouTubeTrends.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/08/10/cat-flipping-over-to-land-on-its-feet-in-super-slow-motion/
Having the amazing opportunity to work in space is many scientists dream. And one of the best parts of being in space is the fun parts! Like experimenting with toys from Earth, such as the yo-yo.
Since the physics are different in space, the yo-yo behaves differently, causing the tricks to have new outcomes.
PhysicsCentralAPS just published this video NASA Astronaut Don Pettit showing us some cool new and classic yo-yo tricks in space that has started to trend.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/08/10/yo-yo-tricks-in-space/
One of the most important parts of actually being in space is that astronauts can conduct physics experiments in zero gravity they otherwise couldn’t on Earth. Here, a NASA astronaut conducts a small, yet amazing experiment. After ‘charging’ a knit needle with a piece of paper, he squirts drops of water near the needle, causing them to orbit it just like a satellite.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/02/08/drop-of-water-orbits-needle-in-space-experiment/
The Rotating Snake Illusion is an art piece that so many recognize, but few know the title. YouTuber Rasmusab thought it would make for an interesting experiment to show his cat the illusion, and record the results.
Now, the video from February has experienced a viral explosion, amassing over 100,000 visits just today. It is also featured on VideoSift, Gizmodo, TastefullyO, and HyperVocal.
Did your cat react to the visuals?
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/03/06/cat-in-intrigued-by-floating-snake-illussion/
Way back in 2008, YouTuber Klusmanp posted An Engineer’s Guide To Cats. The video quickly became an Internet classic, and now stands with over 6.5 million views.
Now, over five years later, he has returned with an unexpected sequel.
An Engineer’s Guide to Cats 2.0 begins in a similar fashion as the original as a tribute, and further discusses cats from an engineer’s nerdy perspective.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/12/20/an-engineers-guide-to-cats-2-0/