With Trump in the White House and his finger close to the red button, we can but hope that we don’t enter a new Cold War with another nuclear-armed state, but what would happen if a nuke was detonated?
Well with the Doomsday Clock being its closest to midnight since the first hydrogen bomb was detonated by the US, it’s perhaps timely to let AsapSCIENCE take us through the science of a nuclear blast and how it effects humans.
The world needs to keep an eye on British mad inventor Colin Furze, because he might well become a super villain later in life.
In this video he creates a homemade thermite cannon that fires thermite shells which explode on impact. Thermite, a pyrotechnic material, burns at 2,000C and gets hot enough to melt steel.
When you stare up at the moon, somewhere on the lunar surface lie the remains of Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 along with 8 unmanned Russian Luna missions and 5 pre-Apollo unmanned American surveyor missions.
So why can’t we see them? The reason is explained in this video, and it’s mainly because you’d need a very, very powerful telescope. Even more powerful than the most powerful one on earth, in fact it would need a mirror ten times its size.
Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has created some of the most popular and celebrated video games ever made, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda.
In this video from Vox they explain his design philosophy and how he used a combination of movement, control, and storytelling to pave the way for the today’s epic, much larger budget games.
There’s no denying that everyone knows that nuclear weapons are hugely destructive and the world would be better off without them.
But are you aware of the truly epic and terrifying power of them? You probably think you are but after you watch this video you’ll realise that you didn’t really truly understand.
Water, water everywhere! The planet’s surface is about 71% water and our bodies are between 55 and 60% water. But what if you didn’t drink it?
Mia Nacamulli talks through the benefits of hydration and the role water plays in our bodies, along with revealing how much you actually need to drink to be healthy.
There are many different types and breeds of dogs, all with their own particular quirks and personalities and characteristics.
But how different are they really? This video by MinuteEarth investigates and seeks to find out exactly how different they are, or if it’s all just variations on a theme.
If you’ve ever wondered what hundreds of fireworks going off inside a van might look like, then Colin Furze, the crazy inventor from Lincolnshire, has the answer.
He got the idea after people asked him if transporting huge amounts of fireworks around, for his various projects, was dangerous, and what if they went off in the van? So he decided to find out.