It turns out that DDoS attacks are kind of pretty!
Destin from Smarter Every Day stopped by Orbix Hot Glass in Fort Payne, Alabama to explore a fascinating phenomenon called a Prince Rupert’s Drop. (Bubba note: We made these in class two weeks ago! They're pretty awesome.)
Look at this guy. Look at him.
By: Bubba | Mar 19th, 2013 (2:49 PM) | Thanks: rabbiwanna
Can you hear shapes? Are you good at visual learning? Take our short online music test and find out your musical visual intelligence ability.
By: Bubba | Mar 14th, 2013 (10:56 PM) | Thanks: HellsSnowMan
If ol' Darth wore a GoPro...
By: SpunOne | Feb 27th, 2013 (9:49 PM)
Is it what you know or what you don't know that matters? Just as long as you know, you know?
How the Jeopardy Master mastered Jeopardy.
For all you George R. R. Martin fans out there.
By: Bubba | Nov 26th, 2012 (11:49 AM) | Thanks: AndYourDog2
In a unique collaboration between the University's Veterinary School and MRC's Regenerative Medicine Centre, scientists used a unique type of cell to regenerate the damaged part of the dogs' spines. The researchers are cautiously optimistic that the work could have a future role in the treatment of human patients with similar injuries if used alongside other treatments.
By: Bubba | Nov 21st, 2012 (5:16 PM) | Thanks: pongobongo
Drunk Nate Silver placing a wreath next to Schrodinger's cat box.
By: Bubba | Nov 8th, 2012 (1:51 PM)
Math geek Vi Hart explains how to use extra scraps of notebook paper to fill time during boring lectures and mess with your mind at the same time.
Part Two posted today.
By: effeminateSWANK | Sep 28th, 2012 (5:14 PM) | Thanks: Tmoney
These are the six Norton Lectures that Jorge Luis Borges delivered at Harvard University in the fall of 1967 and spring of 1968. The recordings, only lately discovered in the Harvard University Archives, uniquely capture the cadences, candor, wit, and remarkable erudition of one of the most extraordinary and enduring literary voices of our age. Through a twist of fate that the author of Labyrinths himself would have relished, the lost lectures return to us now in Borges’ own voice.
By: Bubba | Sep 25th, 2012 (1:54 PM) | Thanks: rabbiwanna
Serenity! Legos! Everything!
By: effeminateSWANK | Sep 21st, 2012 (4:10 PM) | Thanks: DeportFrostbaks
A TED talk about a camera developed at MIT that can record at 1 trillion frames per second. Yes, that's "trillion" with a "t". It's capable of filming light as it travels.
By: Bubba | Aug 30th, 2012 (3:27 PM) | Thanks: xxJoshiexx
A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.
By: Bubba | Aug 18th, 2012 (12:07 AM)
A detailed look at the crazy stuff happening over/on Mars today.
Google techs have built a massive artificial brain with access to Youtube. And, er, it likes cats.
By: Bubba | Jul 2nd, 2012 (10:08 PM) | Thanks: Stonedfish
Eric Kelly of the Church Street Boxing Gym has a unique approach to training his clients–or as he calls them, “miscreants.” To help them perfect their boxing technique, Eric subjects them to a barrage of verbal abuse, insults, and public degradation. (Language NSFW.)
By: Bubba | May 29th, 2012 (11:31 PM) | Thanks: masterblaster
Detailed, entertaining explanation of what's going on at the LHC. Complete with real-time illustrations!
"It turns out that in a flat universe the total energy of the universe is precisely zero. Cause gravity can have negative energy. So the negative energy of gravity balances out the positive energy of matter. What's so beautiful about a universe with total energy zero?
Well, only such a universe can begin from nothing." (1 hour!)
By: Bubba | Apr 9th, 2012 (1:12 AM) | Thanks: I U Lusco Field
A detailed explanation and demonstration of an extremely interesting reaction that is a rare phenomenon in chemistry - an oscillating reaction.
By: Bubba | Mar 6th, 2012 (6:35 PM)
Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame.
Pretty cool little tool covering relative size and distances in the observable universe. We've seen things like this before, but this one appears to be new/updated.
Boxie is a mobile interactive robotic camera built with the goal of actively capturing stories about its environment and the people within it.
And it's ADORABLE.
A teaser for Volkswagen's new Superbowl commercial.
By: Bubba | Jan 18th, 2012 (6:21 PM)
Unless you've been under a rock the last few months, you've heard of SOPA. Well, here are the details about it from Wikipedia. In less than 12 hours, this is all you'll be able to see on Wikipedia, as they "Go Dark" in an effort to prevent the passage of SOPA.
Joining in the protest: Mozilla, WordPress, Wikipedia, Reddit, Twitter, Boing Boing, Minecraft, the entire Cheezeburger Network (!!!), and lots more.
Update: The Oatmeal is blacked out, but tries to explain what the problem with SOPA/PIPA is (in a potentially NSFW way, but hey, it's The Oatmeal, so what do you expect?).
By: Bubba | Jan 17th, 2012 (12:26 PM)
After a very long weekend of installation, the mammoth Santa Claw is ready to go at Gizmodo Gallery. Beginning immediately, you can play the mother of all claw games online and win prizes for yourself and visitors to the gallery.
By: Bubba | Dec 5th, 2011 (4:03 PM)
A new product called NeverWet, originally developed to help steel resist corrosion, has been found to work on a variety of surfaces. Think teflon on speed. Check out the embedded video...
By: Bubba | Nov 24th, 2011 (2:22 PM) | Thanks: Cjack Burnsburg
Ever wanted to block all mentions of Nickelback on the internet? Aux.tv is here to help with the Nickelblock plugin for Firefox and Chrome. "Once installed, NICKELBLOCK will eliminate all mention of Alberta’s finest swamp heshers from your web browser."
By: effeminateSWANK | Nov 21st, 2011 (5:14 PM)
Microsoft's concept of how 2019 will look. We've seen the old clips from the 60s and 70s and saw how many of those predictions came true. We'll check back in 8 years and see how well they did!