Digging through the web this week, I uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.
I have marked my favorite links with a ∞. Enjoy.
Science to Read, Watch
The fluid physics happening underneath a wave
A bullet being fired at 1 million frames per second
“…The worst marine invasion ever” extends its reach
“Lazy” mola molas aren’t lazy at all
A group of hummingbirds is called a charm. That’s just lovely.
Tarsier hit and run
∞ Elon Musk never disappoints. Tesla’s next step is into sustainable energy with the Powerwall
Clearing train tracks with software-controlled, supersonic air blasters
Right, anti-vaxxers, the MMR vaccine is bullshit. That’s probably why we obliterated rubella from the Americas
∞ How does the bombardier beetle explode so well? It lets the explosions do the work
No matter which model you use, climate change is going to wipe out *a lot* of the Earth’s species
So corpses left in the woods glow sometimes
22 ocean creatures swim the same way, likely thanks to convergent evolution
A wave simulator looks so satisfying
Scientists spent an hour yelling at this caterpillar, for science
Bone worms have been drilling into carcasses for millions of years
To ride this bike, you have to unlearn how to ride a bike
Your time horizon makes bad things happen to good people, not gods or the universe
∞ All my Avengers Because Science videos in one place!
You can use math to have even more fun with acoustic levitation
The New Horizons spacecraft uses a PlayStation CPU & just found possible ice on Pluto
Drones can fly way faster than you think. Seriously, I was surprised
∞ My latest calculation you didn’t ask for: What does a Hulkbuster punch feel like?
∞ Astronauts watched Gravity in space. Some other movies for research stations
Sciencey GIFs and Images
∞ The “Long Shot” underground nuclear tests in Alaska produced effects you almost can’t believe
Anodizing titanium to match the color of a mouth
Sure they can puff up, but they can also play like kittens
That thing when you’re changing roof tiles and then BATS
∞ Put one dot on the MLB logo and it’s a bird with arms
Veritasium and the world’s roundest object
∞ A single drop of water freezing on dry ice
Dropping 6,000 of the rock popper things looks really satisfying
Trimethyl Borate is “wildfire”. Also, don’t do this.
∞ So finding an upright chair at the bottom of the ocean isn’t creepy at all
The winners of Nikon’s Small World in Motion competition are something to see
Russia’s cargo vessel headed for the ISS loses control
I guess I knew that chameleons came from eggs, but seeing it weirded me out (in a good way)
Pop Culture Happenings
Bare-knuckle boxing is *way safer* than boxing with gloves
There are 70 full-length episodes of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting on YouTube
There are more museums in the U.S. than there are Starbucks and McDonalds – combined
∞ How the gluten-free movement is ruining our relationship with food
Last Week Tonight with a brilliant segment on the fashion industry
∞ MotoGP with anime effects is the coolest thing