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  • February 12, 2016
    In news that's sure to have Einstein rolling perming his hair in his grave, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) laboratory have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves (aka ripples in space time). The waves, first predicted by Ei... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2016
    This is an interview between Neil DeGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox in which Brian explains to Neil that lightsabers actually could bounce off each other, despite being made of light (previously Neil argued they would just pass through each other with no interaction). The... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2016
    Because experiments are important, this is a video of a guy cutting a massive rubber band ball in half with a grinder (previously: the same experiment performed with a handsaw with slightly different results). It looks like it's alive. Are rubber bands alive? Do we know for ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2016
    This is the Phoenix exoskeleton. It was designed to allow paraplegics or people with other mobility disorders to rise from their wheelchairs and walk again. The company hopes to get the cost of the exoskeleton down to $10,000 - $15,000 when they start producing them on a grea... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2016
    This is a map created by the folks at mental_floss showing autocomplete search results for typing 'Why does [state name]' into Google while in Chrome's Incognito (aka p0rn hunting) mode. The majority of sports related results were dismissed with a few exceptions for states tha... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2016
    This is an ancient Greek sculpture of what appears to be a woman using a laptop. Of course it's not a laptop, it just looks like one. Just kidding, totally a laptop. I think she's Skyping a lover and about to take her top off! The piece, "Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2016
    Dutch police, working with bird training company Guard from Above, is experimenting with training eagles to catch unwanted drone copters and bring them back to their trainer (previously: Japan's drone catching drone). No word how many eagle toes have been lost to date. Oh wai... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2016
    To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Pizza Huts in Shanghai, China are selling these lobster pizzas. Each 98 yuan (~$15) pizza comes topped with bacon, mushroom, asparagus, red bell peppers, shrimp and lobster sauce drizzle, and an entire half lobster, shell and all. Interestin... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2016
    This is a video of molten aluminum addict The Backyard Scientist cooking a steak with his favorite liquid metal. That's the great thing about aluminum -- unlike heavy metals, you can eat a fair amount of it before anything really bad starts to happen. FUN FACT: Until last yea... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2015
    This is a video demonstration of the VertiGO wall-climbing robot car designed by Disney and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. It can drive around just like a normal car, but also climb walls thanks to the two propellers on its back that provide thrust and ke... / Continue →