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#159 – Week of June 10, 2011 Huge Explosion on the Sun, info – [wow space]Google Body Browser: Wow Anatomy Experience – [useful]The “Killer Cucumbers” Genome Revealed – [photos]100 Fish Fountain by Bruce Nauman – [wow art]Extreme Unloading: Trucks, Excavators! – [wow]Great Video Explaining How LHC Works, source – [science]Shape-shifting Cuttle Fish – [wow pics]Superhigh Towers: [...]

Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Survival Kit

Better Than A Boyfriend Soap – $7.95 Is your best friend’s love life is in the crapper this Valentine’s Day? Don’t panic! The NeatoShop is here to help you survive the crisis. May we suggest you get them some Better Than A Boyfriend Soap from the NeatoShop. It’s the perfect gift for that friend who would [...]

Robot Santa

Nick Brewer appeared as Robot Santa at SantaCon in New York City. It was his second year as a robot Kris Kringle, with an updated costume he calls Santabot 2.0. Construction of Brewer’s Santabot outfit took about a month, not including the crash course in using an Arduino board for the electronics. Arcade-style buttons on his [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Strange College Traditions

Most colleges have a campus-specific tradition or two that you simply must participate in before you graduate. Here are a few of them – be sure to leave a comment and tell us what your college or alma mater does! 1. Naked Quad Run – Tufts University, Medford, MA. I don’t need a special day to [...]

Water Painting

Water Painting Fountain in Canal City, Hakata, Japan aka creation of images with water. Impressive minds from Japan came with an idea of building a water fountain that would be programmed to squirt water in such sequence so as to “paint” shapes with water. The idea became reality and the water painting fountain can be [...]

Sky

Sky from Philip Bloom on Vimeo. Best to view this HD time lapse in full screen. Filmmaker Philip Bloom shot this in Dubai over five days and nights, capturing the luminous grandeur of the city; music is “Xibalba” from The Fountain by Clint Mansell. Philip’s blog is a great resource for HD-DSLR aficionados.

Seventeen Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat

If you have a cat or you just like cats, here are seventeen facts about them that you might find interesting from that fountain of strangeness, Matthew Inman. Who knew Abraham Lincoln was a cat lover? Link – via artsyspot From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by sanela.

Strobe Lights & Water Drops

Today’s trippy science videos: strobe lights affecting water drops. By shining a strobe light (a light that’s turned on and off very, very rapidly) on a stream of water, strange effects occur. First, a display at an MIT museum showing water droplets under a green strobe light: And now the really cool thing, Nate True’s Time [...]

The World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain

Photo: John Locher In 2005, pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury created this enormous 25-tiered chocolate fountain for the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. It’s 27 feet tall and circulates 120 quarts of chocolate per minute: It wasn’t, you see, quite as simple as constructing a waterfall. “Water doesn’t change,” Maury said. “Chocolate is complicated.” It must [...]