Sam Ollari

Sam Ollari

Massachusetts
Sep
14
Why do scorpions glow?

Why do scorpions glow?

Under UV light, scorpions are fluorescent. How did a trait that makes them more visible to predators make it through
Sep
09
The Mystery of Bit Flips

The Mystery of Bit Flips

A plane nosedives midflight. A videogame teleports a player unexpectedly. An election is recounted. What do these incidents have in
Sep
08
The Magic of the Zipper Merge

The Magic of the Zipper Merge

Have you ever been stuck in traffic and someone flies up the lane next to you and merges in right
Sep
06
China vs. QWERTY

China vs. QWERTY

How did Chinese written language fit its thousands of characters onto a keyboard with under a hundred keys? It seems
Aug
20
The American Empire

The American Empire

Unbeknownst to many, if not most, people is that The Philippines was once ruled by the United States. And before
2 min read
Aug
19
The Humans Behind Boston Dynamics' Robots

The Humans Behind Boston Dynamics' Robots

You've seen plenty of videos floating around the internet from Boston Dynamics. From weird dog-like robots slipping on banana peels,
2 min read
Aug
17
What is a Dyson Sphere?

What is a Dyson Sphere?

As a follow-up to yesterday's video, which somewhat relied on prerequisite knowledge of a Dyson Sphere, this video, also by
1 min read
Aug
16
How to Move a Star

How to Move a Star

Kurzgesagt explores two theoretical stellar engines, which future civilizations could use to move their solar system out of harm's way.
1 min read
Aug
10
How to Raise London's Famous Tower Bridge

How to Raise London's Famous Tower Bridge

Tom Scott visits Tower Bridge in London, explaining some of the history of the bridge, as well as the process
1 min read
Aug
09
The hidden siphon in your washing machine

The hidden siphon in your washing machine

Hidden in the detergent drawer of your washing machine is an extremely clever bit of engineering that you've probably never
1 min read