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December 22, 2013 - December 28, 2013 Archives

  • December 25, 2013
    Happy holidays! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with friends and family or calling around town to find the one bar that's already open. I'll be around for the next week writing a little when I can and fielding questions from my aunts about why I haven't settled dow... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    This is a short video about the physics of fire ant movement produced by The New York Times. When poured through a funnel, the ants flow like a liquid. When a ball of them is pressed down, they act like an elastic solid. When a jarful is poured on the crotch of an enemy, tha... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    This is a video of Angel White playing the four-and-a-half minute video game her boyfriend Robert Fink programmed to propose to her. It's cute. Plus they set the video to Lana Del Ray's 'Video Games' to make sure you cry, which you will. Keep going for the video, go HERE t... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    In news that sounds suspiciously like a shitty MacGyver episode, researchers at York University in Toronto, Canada, were able to send the text message 'O CANADA' twelve feet across the room using vodka. It marks the first time 'O CANADA' has ever been sent as a text message. ... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    These are a bunch of pics from Cardboard Box Office, a photographic series by new parents Libby and Leon, who recreate scenes from classic movies with their son, Orson. In case you couldn't tell from the sweded quality, all the scenes were created using only objects they alrea... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    This is a video of the main theme from Pacific Rim being performed on dueling Tesla coils while an exposed-brain robotic drummer tries to suck all the lightning into its eyeballs. You ever rubbed your socks on the carpet to build up static electricity then touched a friend's e... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone who likes to punish themselves by staring at the sun, our star is beautiful. And I'm not just saying that because without it we wouldn't be here, because I would actually prefer that. This is 'Jewel Box Sun', a video from NASA showing th... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can balance itself on its vertices and even jump and 'walk' while maintaining balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be so afraid of a shape. ... / Continue →