Tag: veritasium

Where Do Trees Get Their Mass?

Trees are some of the biggest organisms on the planet, but where do they get that matter to grow? Man: Rich nutrients out the ground. Man: Start with soil or in the air. Man: Goodness out of the soil, I suppose. Derek Muller: Comes out of the soil? Man: Yeah… Derek Muller: Yeah… Derek Muller: […]

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

4 Revolutionary Riddles Resolved!

This video contains the answers to my four revolutionary riddles, so if you haven’t seen the riddles yet, you should probably watch them before you watch the answers. It’s OK; I’ll wait. Just click this card up here. [Ticking clock sound] Now, when I filmed the riddles, I also filmed the solutions at the same […]

Anti-Gravity Wheel?

I am here at the University of Sydney where the mechanical engineering shop has built this incredible piece of apparatus for me. It is a forty pound, that is nineteen kilogram flywheel on the end of a meter long shaft. Can you imagine trying to hold this out horizontally with just one hand at this […]

Will This Go Faster Than Light?

The speed of light is meant to be the ultimate speed limit in the universe. According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, nothing should move through space faster than light. But that doesn’t stop people from trying. Every day I get a lot of messages proposing ways to go faster than the speed of light. […]