Slo-Mo + Slinky + Science = Sloinkyence

If you’ve never seen concrete proof before that the bottom of an extended Slinky will not drop one single millimeter before the rest of it catches up, well, you have now.

This Week In Particularly Preternaturally Potent Porcine Products

First up, the Flaming Bacon Lance Of Death, nuff said: Next up, Brit scientists prove bacon sandwiches cure a hangover. Oh, bless the Brits! Lastly, science cannot put a name to the awesomeness of, well, just look: The Boing Boing commenters on the original story helpfully suggest “Noodledogs”, “Cthulhu bits”, “hot doodle”, “doghetti”, “pork calamari”, […]

Mythbusters Mouthpalm. Oh My.

UPDATE: And like that, *POOF*, the video’s gone. Pulled from YouTube. D’oh! UPDATE 2: Thanks go out to Andy II for the working YouTube link. Watch for Adam’s reaction to the following excellent experiment. That was me for, oh, I don’t know, a good two minutes or so after watching this clip: Mythbusters is the […]

Your Daily Dose Of “…What The Crap?”

[With apologies to Scott Johnson, of My Extra Life fame, for his coinage of phrase.] Dear President Obama, what the crap? Obama Considers Zany Climate Engineering Gadgets to Fight ‘The Warming’. Obama is apparently considering using a machine that would suck up smog and shoot it into the upper atmosphere—reflecting the sun’s rays—as a way […]

CPU Vs. GPU, Mythbusters-Style

By way of Extra Life, we have this awesome (albeit scientifically suspect) demonstration of traditional in-order execution on CPUs vs. the multi-core/GPU massively-parallel execution that is the New Hotness: Awesome, just awesome.

Your Tax Dollars At Work: NASA Redefines “EPIC FAIL”

Sure, it’s no $400 million weather satellite, but NASA’s test of the new Orion vehicle’s parachute system is certainly up there in the “ouch” department — the high speed fall from 25,000 with precisely zero successful chute deployments is downright hilarious to watch. One can almost envision Buster being pulled from the wreckage with all […]

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