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This Week in Science: Tesla’s New Battery and Ultron A.I.

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

Lenin’s Body Improves with Age

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

Where do Antarctica’s “blood falls” come from?

Bone worms have been drilling into carcasses for millions of years

∞ How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant

To ride this bike, you have to unlearn how to ride a bike


Extreme Nerdery

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

When will we have Ultron-level A.I.?

What a real FFX Moonflow looks like

∞ My latest calculation you didn’t ask for: What does a Hulkbuster punch feel like?

Which planets in the Star Wars galaxy could support life?

∞ 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

“Basaltic lava creates a striking landscape at Black Point Lava Flow, Arizona”

Veritasium and the world’s roundest object

Piranha are also scissors

∞ A single drop of water freezing on dry ice

Dropping 6,000 of the rock popper things looks really satisfying

Workplace safety

Trimethyl Borate is “wildfire”. Also, don’t do this.

Satellite Photos of Seaweed Farms in South Korea

∞ 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

Huh. Jaguars are like, really good at diving

Russia’s cargo vessel headed for the ISS loses control

A year-long exposure of the Toronto skyline

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

∞ Every Question In Every Q&A Session Ever

There are 70 full-length episodes of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting on YouTube

Everything We Know About The Guy Next To Us On The Plane Based On The Times We’ve Glanced At His Computer Screen

The Internet

There are more museums in the U.S. than there are Starbucks and McDonalds – combined

The importance of the Oxford comma

Chipotle surrenders to scientific illiteracy

Why We Can’t Take Chipotle’s GMO Announcement All That Seriously

The Media Industry Prefers Penis


∞ 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

Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?


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