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Charlton Heston’s 3 Post-Apocalyptic Films Make Sense if Played Simultaneously

(Video Link) Charlton Heston starred in three post-apocalyptic films: Planet of the Apes (1968), Omega Man (1971), and Soylent Green (1973). As an art project, Anthony Discenza took the entire run of each film and spliced them together at every tenth of a second while playing their soundtracks simultaneously. The result is both trippy and coherent. via [...]

Google Science Fair 2011

Google is holding a science fair online! If you’re from 13-18 years old, and work either alone or in a team or two or three, you can enter. The prizes include scholarships, visits to major research institutions, Scientific American subscriptions, and LEGO products. The deadline is in April of this year, and I’m sure we’ll [...]

Would You Eat Soylent Green?

Spoiler alert, in case you haven’t seen the 1973 movie Soylent Green {wiki}. Soylent Green is made of people. However, you have to remember that the world in the movie is horribly overcrowded and underfed. After all, it is set in 2022! First, a quick recap: In the movie, the earth is overpopulated and over-polluted. Global [...]

Rapid Pancake Sorting Robot

(YouTube Link) This video by ABB Robotics demonstrates a sorting robot used in a pancake factory. The action starts at about 1:15, when the robot begins sorting 400 pancakes per minute, switching off so that specific sizes are in a specific order. Just imagine how we could benefit if this machine was applied to soylent green [...]