The Best Science Videos This Week: Self-Lacing Shoes, Acoustic Holograms, and More

Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 8:23PM
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Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 8:23PM
The Best Science Videos This Week: Self-Lacing Shoes, Acoustic Holograms, and More
This week, scientists brought Back to the Future, Star Trek, and a not-yet-made movie about a cute, cricket-like robot to life. Here are the best science videos of this week, featuring SpaceX rocket launches, self-lacing shoes, and more:

Rockets in Slow Motion





SpaceX releases amazing, slow-motion footage of their past rocket launches. Some of the footage looks eerily like an active nebula.

Ghost Minitaur Robot





This quadruped robot is powered by motors and unique triangular legs, which make it unusually bouncy.

Self-Lacing Shoes





Back to the Future has predicted the future of technology in several ways, but there's one handy gadget we've been missing from our lives: self-lacing shoes. Now, Nike has designed a working version of Marty McFly's shoes, which reshape according to the wearer's feet.

Acoustic Holograms





You can use a 3-D printer and a speaker in order to create acoustic holograms that can levitate objects. While scientists have been using speakers to levitate very, very small objects for years, a 3-D printed plate has the levitation power of 20,000 speakers.

3-D Printed Food





The Columbia engineering department has devised a 3-D printer for cooking, like a real-life Star Trek replicator.
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