Play with your food. That’s the moral of the story from Crazy Russian Hacker. He put marshmallows in one of those vacuum food containers, pumped out the air, and watched the squishy little white puffs balloon into ginormous monsters. It’s all silly fun.
Koozies. They keep your hand from getting cold and your beer from getting warm—what could be better? One that keeps your beer cold for much, much longer, that's what.
On Monday we asked you for your pick for Best Vacuum, and we’ve sucked up your long list of nominations to find the top five. Read about them and then cast your vote in the poll below.
You could probably stand to vacuum more, and this week we're taking your nominations for the best tool for vacuuming better. Which vacuum is the best, and which features matter the most to you? Head for the comments and tell us.
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…
Trap a peep under a bell jar and suck out all the air with a vacuum pump. What do you think happens to the peep? (Hint: It doesn't end well for our marshmallowy friend.)
We're all familiar with the classic springtime tradition of sending Peeps to their noble deaths via microwave, but that's getting a bit old. How about a total vacuum instead?
James Dyson's has an idea for a new form of sucking machine—one so large it requires an entire barge to house it.
Robert Goddard was one of the pioneers of rocketry. But during his lifetime, he was either mocked or ignored. And sadly, he died before he could be applauded for the visionary he was. But why did people think space flight was so impossible?
We all love that famous movie tagline, but it can be tough for kids to understand. Here's a basic experiment you can do with kids — or for your own curiosity — to demonstrate exactly how a vacuum can eliminate sound. All it takes is a bottle, a bell, and a couple of matches. Try it out!
These bugs might just be the hardest organisms on the planet. They're the only creatures observed alive inside an electron microscope that actually survived this airless, high-radiation environment. This discovery could mean big things for life on other worlds.
Cleaning is dull. But don't worry, there's a solution: turn your Hoover into a hover craft. Not only is it a great displacement activity, it'll also make cleaning your place easier. Double win.
It's kind of hard to impress anyone in home theater anymore, but you'll probably pull it off with a no-one-can-hear-you-scream vacuum in your living room.
The future of civilian space travel in low Earth orbit (or "LEO," for those in-the-know) is looking brighter by the day, but what will life be like when you're soaring hundreds of miles above Earth's surface? How will you eat, how will you sleep, and how will you go to the bathroom? We've got a preview of ten things…
If you're into the whole autonomous vacuuming thing (this guy is), Roomba's mastered the art to the point that it's pretty much unnecessary to look elsewhere for your cleaning needs. But lo and behold, LG has popped up on the scene with their own robot vacuum.
You'd normally use a vacuum cleaner to suck up bits of paper, but instead, Vax's next vacuum body will be made from corrugated cardboard, as a nod to the environment. The panels will actually pop out of the retail box it's sold in, meaning there's even less waste than you'd expect.
Vacuums are old. Roombas are old. So who cares about a Roomba? When the latter can finally kick the former to the tech trash pile, we care. The dream of having a robot (effectively!) be my personal maid is alive.