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How A Virus Can Make Water Boil Faster

Here are some things that won’t make water boil faster: watching the pot, adding salt. And here’s something that does: nano-structures made from plant viruses, which subtly alter the physical properties of bubbling water.


Awesomely Cute Baby Surfs With His Dad For The First Time

Before you stick the No Fun Federation of Parenting onto Jorge Tirado, an awesome dad and surfer, just look at how much fun his nine-month-old baby who was apparently born for the thirst of the ocean is having. And just think about how awesome he’s going to be when he grows up after having such crazy experiences.


This Virtual Reality Snorkel Sounds Like A Great Way To Drown

I’ve used a lot of VR headsets, but the tagline of Nautilus VR’s new Kickstarter project scares the hell out of me: “Virtual Reality Underwater”. Call me crazy, but that sounds dangerous. And yes, also a little awesome.


Beautiful Drone Footage Shows Dolphins Surfing For Fun In Australia

Dolphins are super smart and like other smart mammals (humans, most of the time), they sometimes do stuff for absolutely no reason other than to have fun. Take these dolphins, there’s probably like 50 of them waiting for the waves to come and when it does, they all ride it like gleeful little spring breakers.


Watching Liquid Move Like This Convinces Me That We're Not Alone

Video: I’m not exactly sure what I just watched but I saw liquid dance in ways I didn’t know liquid could even move. At least, not on Earth. There’s clever camera tricks and inventive techniques at work here (half the fun is guessing how it was filmed) and it all adds up to some mind warping shots that convince you of the existence of alien planets.


This Laser Is Guided By Water

Sometimes, less is more — as in this turbine, which is having segments cut out with a laser for better cooling.


All The Reasons Why You Need To Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there’s a number of answers, starting with words like E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia and Cryptosporidiosis.


Watch A Super Hydrophobic Knife Cut Through A Water Droplet

Video: Black magic and sorcery and deals with the devil and breaks in The Matrix and possibly other dimensions. That’s what super hydrophobic material is made out of. Like this super hydrophobic knife that just slices through a water droplet and cuts it in two. Are we really sure science can explain what my eyes are seeing?


Bill Gates Shows Us The Future Drinking A Glass Of Water Made From Poop

Bill Gates loves the Janicki Omniprocessor, an amazing machine that turns human waste into electricity and drinkable water. He saw it and he is extremely impressed. So impressed in fact that he drank from a glass of water that was human poop only five minutes earlier. “It’s water,” he said, obviously relieved.


Nothing Says Summer More Than This Giant Slip 'N Slide On A City Street

Video: Now this is how you enjoy summer. You go to San Francisco, you lay out blue tarp on a city street, you bust open a fire hydrant and you create one of the biggest Slip ‘n Slides ever. Oh and you ride that thing down while screaming out of your mind. It’s absolutely perfect for a sunny summer day.