This is a video of Youtuber SmarterEveryDay explaining Prince Rupert’s Drops. Prince Rupert’s Drops are made by drizzling molten glass into water so it forms a little spermy — a sperm with an ultra-tough head, but with a delicate tail that will cause the whole thing to explode if nicked. I was going to try to draw a correlation between these sperm and mine, but mine only chase their tails so it was a no-go.
All the weirdness is thanks to they way the droplet cools from the outside in, building up stress that makes it super prone to explosion, in places, but SmarterEveryDay explains it best.
Listen: I love science as much as the next guy who’s always dreamed of strapping himself to a rocket and suffocating in space, but sometimes I feel like it gets in the way of just appreciating real-life magic, you know? Thank God for magnets.
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This is a series of Avengers props/weapons faithfully recreated in LEGO blocks by Flickr user buriedbybricks. Me? I want to be buriedbyboobies. And was once. I seriously thought I was gonna suffocate. And you know what? I would have been okay with that. God knows it’s better than whatever embarrassing way He actually does have planned for me. *booming voice* “I’m thinking naked and in a compromising position that will shame your family for generations.” *shaking fist at heaven* Come on, I go to church sometimes!
Hit the jump for closeups of all the pieces including Captain America’s shield, Thor’s hammer, Hawkeye’s bow (plus arrow tips) and Black Widow’s gadget jewelry.
It seems like the folks at Razer are taking the company’s “for gamers, by gamers” motto to heart, today unveiling a new customizable PC / Xbox 360 arcade stick at Tokyo Game Show that won’t even hit production until the fightstick community disassembles, mods, and judges the heck out of it. The yet-to-be-named arcade controller will first make its way to select applicants of a closed beta program, putting the rig in the hands of some 200-plus gamers who, after having their way with it, will provide the outfit with tips on how to fine-tune the final product.
Razer’s TGS staff gave us a brief overview of the unit, and let us swap around wires, pop out buttons, and fiddle with the rig’s faceplate. The prototype unit is built with Sanwa Denshi components, but Razer tells us that mod-minded gamers are free replace, modify, or otherwise tinker with any of the controller’s major parts without fear of voiding its warranty — only the stick’s control board is off limits. Beta registration is already open, and the first test units should ship out sometime next month. Check out the gallery below for an eyeful, or point your peepers up top for a demo straight from the TGS show floor. Want more text? Hit the break for an official press release.
Gallery: Razer’s unnamed mod-friendly fight stick, first look
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Weekend Giveaway: A REAL FREAKING THOR HAMMER This Is A Piranha Plant USB Keychain For Today’s Stylish Man Samsung Brings Its LED Lighting Line To The US Fake USB Cable? Check. Hilarity? Guaranteed! Superplayers Take Arcade Gaming To New Heights
Cast out from the ice halls of his father Othin, doomed to carry the world serpent in his teeth as he wings his justice across the face of the dead earth, great world-eater Thor is here to mete justice on us, his iron eyes hard over a blazing red beard. Woe betide he who looks upon his lover Járnsaxa with avarice for Thor mess not with that sort of thing and will totally flatten you.
Why do I bring these legends to your offering chest, brave reader? For I have for you a genuine (reproduction) of Thor’s mighty hammer, a device so dread and powerful that Thor’s craven enemies call it by only one name – Myron. Doth you wish this hammer to hang by your protruding bits at the next Comic-Con? Read on! Young warrior, if you dare take up this quest, comment below with your best horrible comic-book pseudo-Shakespearean preamble to galactic war. Comment only once and I will pick one winner at random on the Moons Day when the sun is high over the isle of Manhattoes.
Thanks to 80stees for supplying the freaking hammer.
This guy had a pretty natural reaction upon discovering that the DLR Hand Arm System has learned to use a hammer: he took a bat to the thing. Rather than curbing the inevitable robotic uprising, however, the whole thing just demonstrates exactly how durable the mechanical appendage is, as it resumes normal functionality after the swift blow. The arm contains 52 motors and super strong synthetic tendons, and is the work of the German Aerospace Center, the electronic sadists who also recently took a hammer to one of their robot hands. Videos of the mayhem after the jump — we’re sure they’ll be Skynet’s Exhibit A.
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We have high hopes that Google TV will evolve into something magical and wondrous over the next year or so as its namesake adds apps and features to flesh out the platform’s somewhat underwhelming current state. Today, though, it just got a little less attractive thanks to a move by Viacom to block full episodes from streaming on your Logitech Revues and your Sony Internet TVs and the like. We’ve confirmed with our own Revue that attempting to stream episodes from network sites like MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central show messages like “this content is not available for your device,” which is an unfortunate and frustrating change. Yes, the user agent tweak still works, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could all just get along? Surely Google is still working on its content partnership agreements and hopefully things will improve in the future, but given how friendly the company’s past dealings with Viacom have been we’re not optimistic about this particular front.
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Looks like RIM has dodged a bullet in India, at least for the time being. The BlackBerry maker has provided the Indian government with “proposals for local security agencies to monitor BlackBerry service” so that, when necessary, the Indian government can tap into BlackBerry users’ email. And while that may not sound too positive a development, it was either that or risk an outright ban.
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