“I can definitely see a whole lot of science”
Sorry, guys, I’m cleaning out my Drafts folder
“I know just enough about science for that to be credible!”
Slow Motion Footage of Mosquitoes Shot Down With Laser
The video runs slower than the GIFs above suggest
Intellectual Ventures’ Mosquito Laser Shootdown Sequence, demonstrated at TED 2010.
THIS. is what the internet was invented for.
I. WANT. MOSQUITO-SHOOTING LASERS.
Wow, tumblr has all the components of the scientific process!
If there’s no entropy in heaven, there’s probably going to be a big debate about whether to rename The Third Law of Thermodynamics to The Second Law of Thermodynamics, and it’s all going to be very confusing.
Fantasy Baseball For Physicists: Very, Very Fast Fastballs
Here’s a question: What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light?
The answer is: Don’t.
Not that anyone’s going to pitch a ball that fast, but if they do, you definitely don’t want to be the batter. Or the pitcher. Or in the stands watching. Or anywhere near the ball field. But, trust me, you very definitely want to see what happens.
Cartoonist Randall Munroe over at xkcd has just launched an every Tuesday “what if?” series. And in this first one, he’s asked what would happen if a ball approached 90 percent of the speed of light. His answer, mixed with his wonderfully primitive illustrations, starts calmly…
To see what follows, go over to his place, but first, put on some sunglasses, buy a lead suit, then click here.
This is like porn for physicists