Trend Results : Mark Rober

Blog Post Results (1-20 of 193)


Engineer Mark Rober Uses Science and a Robot to Discover That an Arcade Game Is Rigged

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober used science and a super accurate robot that he built to win an arcade game every single time. Instead, Rober discovered that the Cyclone arcade game was totally rigged. Don’t feel bad. You don’t suck, the game makers do. The Loudest Way to Cheer as Determined by ScienceAn Engineer Uses...

Arcade Scam Science

After using science and math to point out all the ways in which the decks are stacked against you at carnival games, engineer Mark Rober is back to show us how coin-operated arcade prize games aren’t any better.

The art and science of carnival games and how to win them

3 months agoHumor / odd :

Mark Rober and some friends staked out the carnival games at a local fair for the day in order to find the scams and the ones you can win…if you know how. Armed with info from their observations, Rober hit the fair with a Mets player...Show More Summary

Swimming in a liquid sand hot tub

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Science YouTuber (and former NASA engineer) Mark Rober explains how when you add air "in the just the right way" to sand, it "basically becomes a liquified soup." It sure does! Watch and learn.

Watch a Former NASA Engineer Turn Sand Into Liquid—Then Take a Dip

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

YouTube host Mark Rober's latest stunt involves a bubbling hot tub that's in no way actually wet.

Inventor and former NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober (previously...

Inventor and former NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober (previously featured here) is back with his funnest experiment to date: pumping air into a hot tub filled with sand so that it behaves just like a fluid. Fluidized beds are used in industry for various reasons. Show More Summary

What Kind Of Sorcery Lets People Swim In This Sand-Filled Hot Tub?

Video. You can try as hard as you want, but you'll never be as cool an uncle as ex-NASA JPL engineer Mark Rober. Using elaborate experiments, he makes learning about science even more entertaining than Bill Nye did, and his latest invention is a sand-filled hot tub that somehow still behaves like water you can swim in. More »      

Engineer Mark Rober Creates a Liquid Sand Hot Tub

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober created a liquid sand hot tub that is just as amazing as it sounds. He brought the fluidized bed to life by adding air in all of the right places at the base of his hot tub. Rober then filled the tub with sand, sat on top of it, and...

Playing In A Hot Tub Full Of Fluidized Sand

4 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video of Mark Rober discussing the physics of fluidized beds, "a physical phenomenon occurring when a quantity of a solid particulate substance is placed under appropriate conditions to cause a solid/fluid mixture to behave...Show More Summary

Amazing Liquid Sand Hot Tub – Fluidized Air Bed [Video]

From Mark Rober: Fluidized beds are used in industry for various reasons. They also happen to be really cool to play with and swim in. I made a liquid sand hot tub by adding air in just the right way. [Mark Rober] The post Amazing Liquid Sand Hot Tub – Fluidized Air Bed [Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Making Liquid Out of Sand and Air

4 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Mark Rober (previously at Neatorama) builds a contraption in his backyard to play with sand. It's more than a sandbox- it's a hot tub full of sand, which can be made liquid with the injection of air. But you better keep that air flowing,...Show More Summary

This guy put fluidised sand in a hot tub and it is utterly mesmerising

We all knew science was cool, we just didn't know how cool. SEE ALSO: These guys slicing water bottles in slow-mo with a katana sword is ultimate satisfaction YouTuber Mark Rober demonstrated how adding air to sand in a certain way causes the sand to look and act like a fluid. Show More Summary

Liquid Sand Hot Tub

A fluidized bed is a mixture of a solid and a fluid that behaves like a fluid. To show us how it works, Mark Rober mixed sand with bursts of air – when the air is piped in, the sand behaves like it’s a fluid. Just for kicks, he also made a larger bed using […]

Watch a real rocket scientist figure out (and beat) carnival scams

As a parent you often are forced by your tyrannical children to try carnival games. This, according to ex-NASA and JPL engineer Mark Rober, is a bad idea. Rober and his friends – including a professional baseball player – dismantle every...Show More Summary

The science of carnival game scams and tips to beat them

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Former NASA-JPL engineer Mark Rober explores carnival scam science and has a few tips on how to win, at least occasionally.

How Carnival Games Scam You – And How to Beat Them (When You Can)

Prepare to drop some knowledge next time you visit the carnival. [Mark Rober] The post How Carnival Games Scam You – And How to Beat Them (When You Can) appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Science Helps Reveal Which Carnival Games Are A Scam, And Which Ones You Can Actually Win

Video. The prizes, the lights, the sounds, and a quick-talking barker make it hard to resist playing carnival games, but is every game a fool's bet? In his latest video, Mark Rober, an ex-NASA JPL engineer, breaks down the science of what makes some of these games so challenging, and others near impossible to win. More »      

Carnival Scam Science

As much fun as carnival games look, they’re designed to steal your dollars, and not to award you that giant stuffed bear. Engineer Mark Rober is here to explore the math and physics behind carny scams, which are the biggest rip-offs, and a few ways to improve your chances.

How to Measure Swimming Pool Pee

Mark Rober spoke with a couple of scientists to find out the average amount of pee in a swimming pool. The giveaway is the amount of artificial sweetener in pool water. And the unmistakable pool smell. Skip to 8:21 for the simplified formula.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC