VOLCANO! Oct01

VOLCANO!

This video is hard to believe. I wish green screen wasn’t a thing so I could believe it more. Either way, it’s pretty awe-inspiring. If you could stand that close to a spewing volcano, would you? I’m not sure I...

Extreme Insect Close Ups Sep27

Extreme Insect Close...

This guy, Thomas Shahan, macro photographer and at least hobbyist entomologist, made a video showing some of his amazing macro photos of insects. It’s an iffy watch if you’re afraid of spiders, but if you can make it through there are a lot of great...

Big Rob and the Brig...

It’s just a matter of time before sentient robots rebel and attempt to “kill all humans”. We can all agree on that, right? By the way, watch the tech segment of the Never Not a Nerd Show every week to see our “Robocalypse Video of the Week”. Now that I got that...

What Would You Do fo...

Terrafugia has just gotten their newest little creation, the Terrafugia Transition, “off the ground.” (Oh God I’m so clever)  Apparently the FAA has classified it as a light sport aircraft, technically giving it a free pass despite being a little heavier than the cutoff...

Creating Synthetic L...

I feel as though we should mention that the special Creating Synthetic Life premieres tonight at 8pm on the Science Channel. Here’s part of the press release. Dr. J Craig Venter…and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) became the first in history to synthetically...

You Might Just Have ...

Are you unable to complete complex tasks in video games? Are you the type of player that is good at completing objectives, but getting to that point is a complete mess? Well, maybe you just have a smaller striatum(section of your brain) than some other gamers. Psychologists at the University...

Could I Really Swim in Bling? Jan20

Could I Really Swim ...

In this month’s physical edition (it was published online in November of last year) of Nature Physics there is an article about the temperature diamonds melt at in ultra-high pressure situations. The article is actually called “Melting Temperature of Diamond at Ultrahigh...

Rest Easier Professional Worriers – UPDATED Jan19

Rest Easier Professi...

Late last week The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists pushed the minute hand back on the Doomsday Clock.  We’re now 6 minutes away from self-annihilation instead of 5!  And there is rejoicing in the streets! In mid-January of 2007 the clock was moved up two minutes from 7 to 5, so it’s...

Fine, Let’s Ta...

Okay, so in New Jersey they’ve unveiled a sex robot.  Yes, a man named Douglas Hines has created a robot that is designed specifically to have sex with.  Let it sink in.  Still, the most interesting part of this story?  The fact that his idea stemmed from the September 11th attacks. ...

Panda Watch! Oct01

Panda Watch!

Thanks Ron, this is Brian Fantana reporting from the San Diego Zoo….wait, no. Seriously though….. there was an article on MSN last week from Rueters  about how Chris Packham, a British naturalist, thinks we should let giant panda’s die out because we’re spending too...

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