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Science Hack is a unique search engine for science videos focusing on Physics, Chemistry, and Space. For example, things to do with sulfur hexafluoride. Still growing, the editors are presently indexing other scientific fields of study including Geology, Psychology, Robotics and Computers. Ever wonder why things go bang?
posted by netbros (6 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome! You'd think these would be under "Science and Technology" over at YouTube, but no. A thousand times no. (As an aside, just who is that Desteni Productions chick, why is her head shaved, what is she droning on about and who the hell keeps rating her up? Also that Desertphile weirdo.)

Anyway, a great resource/filter. I (heart) this guy.
posted by DU at 8:16 AM on August 7, 2008


Oh, the Stonehenge guy! Whether or not that's actually the way those monuments were built, the technique is cool. Anyone know if the DVD he sells is any good?
posted by echo target at 9:21 AM on August 7, 2008


Very cool. (Stonehenge guy previously on Mefi, even.)
posted by hattifattener at 9:22 AM on August 7, 2008


These things could be a goldmine for high school science teachers. I hope they get used, and having them all collected in one spot is quite nice for ye old course planning.

The funny thing is, given the Google generated advertisements all over this website, Google will probably make more money off of this website leveraging its own YouTube video than it will off of people going directly to YouTube in search of the same videos.

Oh, and one persistent annoyance that dings this website ever so slightly - the name. People, get over using the word "hack" all the time. Before web nerds started proliferating the word "hack" for every friggin' modification to anything on earth beyond breaking into the WOPR, people were called "hacks" for negative reasons. It meant they were working only for mercenary reasons, as someone that was paid for their work product instead of actually being creative. In other words, a "hack" is a half-assed shadow of someone else that actually knew what they were doing and did it well. So, when you name a website "Science Hack", it makes it sound (to people outside Internets nerddom) like some dipstick with a lab coat and no clue runs the site.
posted by Muddler at 10:21 AM on August 7, 2008


Butter, while a fun experiment for urban kids, isn't so much a hack as a technique that's been used for thousands of years. On the up side, mmmm.... butter.
posted by GuyZero at 10:58 AM on August 7, 2008


Muddler writes "Oh, and one persistent annoyance that dings this website ever so slightly - the name. People, get over using the word 'hack' all the time. Before web nerds started proliferating the word 'hack' for every friggin" modification to anything on earth beyond breaking into the WOPR, people were called 'hacks' for negative reasons. It meant they were working only for mercenary reasons, as someone that was paid for their work product instead of actually being creative. In other words, a 'hack' is a half-assed shadow of someone else that actually knew what they were doing and did it well. So, when you name a website 'Science Hack', it makes it sound (to people outside Internets nerddom) like some dipstick with a lab coat and no clue runs the site."

Just ran across the original use of the term "hack" the other day on the Samuel Pepys diary blog ... it comes from hacquenee, an ambling nag fitted for ladies driving. Thence to hackney, transferred to a cab, then anyone who could be hired for random service. Hence, a drudge (which comes from maid-of-all-work).
posted by Araucaria at 11:44 AM on August 7, 2008


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