Kinetic Light Sculptures…

… just sound like they have to be awesome, does it not? Well thankfully, these artists do not disappoint.  Kinetic light sculptures are awe-inspiringly beautiful works that essentially look like your iTunes visualizer playing out right in front of you.  If you are a fan of hallucinogenic drugs, you are going to want to save your money for one of these.

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Successful Failures – Albert Einstein

This is part five of a series by *AT* contributor Emily Thomas. When we think about people whose lives we would like to closely emulate, more often than not we think of people who have accomplished great things and led successful lives. However, not everyone who is on top has experienced success after success, and some of the most memorable people in history have faced great obstacles to reach their full potential. Not only is this list informative, but it serves as a great self-esteem booster for any time you are feeling as though you can’t strive to become the next Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, or Steve Jobs.

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Water vs. Red Hot Nickel: The Leidenfrost Effect

Watch this video; you see that this person heated up a ball of nickel until it was red hot, and then dropped it into a mug full of water. It slowly grows dim while seemingly surrounded by a bubble, until it suddenly settles in amid a puff of steam. So what is going on here?

This is a demonstration of a phenomena known as the Leidenfrost effect.

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Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg

This video literally blew my mind. Brains everywhere. For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t either before seeing this video), a Rube Goldberg machine is one that accomplishes a very simple task in a very complex way – sort of like a mechanical novelty. But an awesome mechanical novelty.

If you are bored, look some of them up on YouTube…I have a feeling one could waste hours looking at some of these things. In the mean time, I challenge you to watch this video less than three times…