If you insert a bare lightbulb filament inserted in liquid nitrogen and turn on the power, will it light up?
Liquid nitrogen is very cold, 320 degrees below zero Fahrenheit! That’s cold enough to give you frostbite in seconds. See what happens when we dunk various things into such a cold liquid.
What better way to determine the caloric content of food than to burn it with liquid oxygen? There are more exacting ways of course, but the flames (and smells) created this way are pretty impressive. Check it out!
Is there a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to freeze some flowers in liquid nitrogen? Probably, but flash freezing flowers and then watching them break like glass is pretty cool. Read more
Food calories are a measure of how much energy is contained in the food item. A very graphic way to visualize how much energy is in a handful of food is to burn it and observer the flame. We try this with a handful of cheesepuffs and Total cereal. Read more