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Monday
Jul012013

CONTAMINATE! A Dalek Grown in Bacteria on a Petri Dish

Biological sciences will conquer and destroy!!!

Who-lligan decided to make a dangerous Dalek out of E. coli (yes, that E.. coli) in a petri dish. Contaminate!

Tuesday
Mar192013

New Lizard Species Discovered That Looks Like a Dinosaur

Called the 'Enyalioides binzayedi' this red-eyed male lizard has the spikes of a stegosaurus and the female has the look of a velociraptor. They were recently found in the mountains of Peru and are about 12 centimeters long.

Read on to see the female..

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Tuesday
Feb192013

Watch this Giant Dry Ice Exploding Bubble Experiment

Exploding vapor bubbles sure look awesome. Take a bowl filled with dry ice, make a layer of soapy water and watch it fill up into a gaseous bubble. Then... *BOOM* you have a silent display of a mushroom cloud right in your living room. Science.

Thursday
Jul192012

Witness the Slow Motion Destruction of Rubber Bands vs. Watermelon

Get enough rubber bands and start wrapping them around a poor unsuspecting watermelon... slowly squeezing it into an explosion of fruit death. The Slo Mo Guys decided to capture it all on video and slow it down so you watch the rubber bands cut the melon in half. 

For those of you at home without a watermelon, try using a human head instead.

Sunday
Jul152012

Horrifyingly Neato: This is What Snake Venom Does to Blood!

Find yourself a venomous (Russell's viper) snake, DRAIN IT and mix it up with some blood. What do you think you will get? Hold onto your snake jars cause...

Now you know.

Bitten from [ i<3chaos ]

Tuesday
Mar062012

Launching a Lego Space Shuttle into Earth's Stratosphere

UP, UP and Away! Raul Oaida, an 18 year old Romanian decided to launch his LEGO Space Shuttle up above the clouds with an attached a video camera so we can all see the magnificent flight. And the flight sure IS magnificent. Good work Raul.

"...the launch took place from central Germany (easy flight clearance) and reached a max altitude of 35000m (114,829 feet or around 22 miles). A 1600g meteo balloon filled with helium was used alongside a GoPro Hero, Spot GPS and of course Lego Space Shuttle model 3367."

Monday
Jan022012

Glowing Scorpions Might Use Their Exoskeletons as a Full Body Eye

"Scorpion bodies are studded with eyes, sometimes as many as twelve — and scientists may have found one more. A scorpion’s entire exoskeleton may act as one giant light receptor, a full-body proto-eye that detects shadows cast by moonlight and starlight."

Douglas Gaffin of the University of Oklahoma and a team of scientists took scorpions, some which were blinded and some not and noticed something particularly odd; they all walked the around relatively the same.

"“Maybe they’re collecting stray UV light, maybe starlight, and pigments turn it to green, and that’s what their nervous system is picking up on,” Gaffin said.'How do they do this? I don’t know.'"

Crazy... so they might be using their exosekeletons as a sort of lunar GPS system. Very cool. Anyway, read the full story from the source below and go buy yourselves a scorpion and a blacklight.

[ wired source ]

Tuesday
Dec272011

Learn Why the Room Spins When You Get Wasted

Ever been so drunk that you suddenly find yourself laying on the bed covered in your Star Wars action figures and with one foot on the ground hoping that the room will stop spinning? Yeah, you and me both, but I am usually completely naked and most of my body is covered with more booze and other various fluids.

Take a moment to watch this video and learn why all that boozing makes for one spinny spin of a passed out evening.

Tuesday
Oct182011

Tractor Beam Locked on Target: Quantum Levitation Science Magic

"Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field"

Tuesday
Aug092011

Science Magic: Neodymium Magnets "Hover" Down a Copper Pipe

Care to see what it looks like to create gravity defying real life special effects down a copper tube? Press play.

"The neodymium magnets are super powerful and even though they are not attracted to the copper, they still produce eddy currents that buffer the fall as seen in the video."

Thursday
Jun092011

The Potato-Powered Glowing LED Portal 2 GLaDOS

Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System, and one tricky lady.

Portal 2 GLaDOS potato in a self-sustaining apparatus, so she no longer requires the hand-held portal device to stay alive. Read on to see more pics and how it all works!

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Thursday
Mar242011

Pass the Syrup: New 'Pancake' Stingrays Discovered

Mmmmm... Pancakes. Newly discovered 'Pancake' Stingrays were found in the fresh water rivers of the Amazon and they sure do look like delicious. What you see above is an x-ray of the Heliotrygon gomesi and if you read on you can see how pancake-like they really are.

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