Archive for June, 2010

The Worst Starcraft General

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Flamewar is hell. Found at CollegeHumor.

Country Hip Hop

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Oh. My. God. Diane Horner’s Country Hip Hop: Is there anything on the face of the earth more culturally awkward than this video? Found at YouTube from wontholdmedown1.

Pixel

Monday, June 28th, 2010

A short documentary about the pixel. Found at YouTube from lavalevel via Julio Ojeda-Zapata.

British Petroleum Oil Rig Explosion Footage

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

As the explosion on the oil rig in the gulf grows into a raging fire, the coast guard desperately tries to save injured workers. Found at National Geographic TV.

Amoeba Flashmob

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Video of amoeba that sync their behavior. Found at YouTube from tglab via Futurity (along with the following explanation, then the video):

What drives bees to swarm, birds to flock, and amoebae to clump? Scientists have long wondered what is happening at the cellular and molecular level to bring about collective behavior.

Is there a secret drum major, a leader among the group setting the pace and instigating participation? Or is it that organisms and cells already are moving rhythmically but independently and then find themselves provoked into harmony by an external beat?

A group of scientists seeking the answer to the mystery of collective motion has found strong evidence pointing to a third possibility—collective behavior can arise in cells that initially may not be moving at all, but are prodded into action by an external agent such as a chemical.

Laser Gun Battles Mosquitoes

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

A new laser system can kill mosquitoes without harming other insects, as shown in slowmotion video. It’s all part of the effort to combat malaria. Found at YouTube from NationalGeographic.