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What If?

[ted id=1993]

Randall Munroe recently gave a TED talk about things.  Specifically his side blog project, What If?  It’s more or less putting a voice and face to the wildly popular xkcd webcomic.  It’s interesting.  I mean, the video is 2 months old, and he goes over some of the older What If questions.  But it’s still pretty interesting seeing him work through the through process of how he figured out the answers.  I like it.

It turns out that he’s just as smart and interesting as his website makes him seem.

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How EGG Crate Foam is made

Once you watch this video, it all makes perfect sense.  Especially since it’s foam, foam is squishy, it makes sense that by passing it between two rollers and a saw you would get the pattern.  Still, How it’s made, awesome.

{Evil Mad Scientist}

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The SKY!

This is a pretty neat idea.  Using NASA’s Gamma-Ray Coordinate Network, a team of developers have hooked it up with Google Sky Map to provide real time information about the heavens above your very head.  It’s pretty powerful.  Now if only we could have faster than light travel, or some sort of photos from these places ourselves, that’d be ace.  But until we invent those things, (or someone from an alternate reality sends us the technology), we’re stuck with our Hi (low) Res photos from Hubble.

{Engadget|Motherboard}

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Robot Raptor

Seriously scientists.  what makes you think this is a good idea?  A robotic raptor that can dun at almost 30mph?  Does anyone remember Jurassic Park.  Remember Terminator?  Combine those two films together and you get what could happen to earth, (and what is happening in some twisted alternate reality)

xkcd remembers:

You're probably thinking, 'has it been a decade?'  It's been over thirteen years, buddy.

In the years since that comic was published, the world seems to have forgotten just how dangerous Velociraptors can be.  Sure, scientists tried to paint them in a better light, claimed that the way they were portrayed in Jurassic Park was no where near what they would be in real life.  Well let me question you this Dr. Ross Geller, have you met a live Velociraptor?  Because until you do you can only guess what they might have looked like and acted.  And to be 111% honest with you, I will believe Steven Spielberg’s version of them more then yours.

So please scientists, for the 2nd time this year already, stop this madness.  Stop these hairbrained plots.  Nothing good cam come of them.

{Engadget}

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Famous Movie Cars

Cars play a big part in films.  I’m sure there are a handful of cars that you can name just from movies.  Well, Jesús Prudencio, over at Cars and Films.com has taken some famous cars form movies, and made posters for them.

Back to the Future poster

I’ll be honest with you, I usually hate these minimalist posters that defy the whole purpose of movie posters, being able to get excited about a film, because you usually need to have some knowledge of the movie before you understand what’s going on.  At least Prudencio has added the title of the film to these posters.

Mr. Bean car poster

How often does Mr. Bean get acknowledged?  Not often enough, that’s for sure.

So this poster is one I was talking about above, unless you know the film, you have no idea what it’s about:

Christmas Vacation car poster

I won’t give you and hints, try and figure it out in the comments.

Also, as imgur user dapperest said, No Batmobile, how is that possible?

 

{imgur}