Smashing Liquid Nitrogen Cooled Jell-O Is Earth Shatteringly Fantastic

Crushing Jell-O with a 83.5 pound weight is okay, I guess. The colored gelatin laser oozes itself out like a ring of slime and gets everywhere. What’s way cooler is smashing liquid nitrogen cooled Jell-O. That delivers a perfect shattering effect, like watching a planet get destroyed or flying through the asteroid…

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What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum onto Liquid Nitrogen and Dry Ice?

Take the burning hot that is molten aluminum and mix it with the very cold that is liquid nitrogen and dry ice and you get an awesome as hell experiment that breaks science. Or something like that. Whatever it is, it’s very, very cool because you get to see the extreme reaction create giant bubbles in the aluminum…

Indestructible hockey puck survives liquid nitrogen and hot nickel ball

Boom... and nothing. A hockey puck doesn’t break when you freeze it in liquid nitrogen and then smash it with a hammer or drop an 80 pound weight on it. But that’s because hockey pucks are meant for the cold, right!? Well, even if you go the opposite way and try to torch it with the vaunted red hot nickel ball, the…

Mad chemist uses liquid nitrogen instead of ice water in ALS challenge

Moe Qureshi—a chemist at the University of Toronto—gave his ALS bucket challenge a shocking twist when he decided to use liquid nitrogen instead of ice. I would be terrified just by the thought of pouring liquid over my head at -321°F (-196ºC), but Moe survived the challenge unscathed—thanks to science.

Here's liquid nitrogen turning into solid nitrogen in an extreme vacuum

What happens when you put liquid nitrogen in a vacuum chamber? It turns solid. And then it snows. As the vacuum lowers the pressure in the chamber, it decreases the boiling point of the liquid nitrogen which means the nitrogen boils faster. But! The boiling liquid nitrogen is also evaporating which cools itself which…

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