Friday, April 17, 2015

Rescue Dog Bonnie hates to eat alone!


Published on Mar 27, 2015

"Our new Sato rescue carries her dish across the kitchen to eat with Clyde. So Cute!"

Monday, April 13, 2015

Rube Goldberg Vine


Red Bull Propelled Vine Machine - How Zach King Makes a Vine

Model Village of a Model Village of a Model Village of a Village


via

"This is the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water"

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Why Is Fluoride Good for Teeth?


Published on Apr 8, 2015 SciShow

"If our teeth are made mostly of calcium, why do we use fluoride to keep them healthy? Quick Questions explains why, and how we finally figured it out."

Monday, April 6, 2015

Cardboard Pterodactyl Costume


via kit-rex.com

Dogs Who Fail At Being Dogs

Saturn's Moon Tethys


via Nasa

"Explanation: Seen from ice moon Tethys, rings and shadows would display fantastic views of the Saturnian system. Haven't dropped in on Tethys lately? Then this gorgeous ringscape from the Cassini spacecraft will have to do for now. Caught in sunlight just below and left of picture center in 2005, Tethys itself is about 1,000 kilometers in diameter and orbits not quite five saturn-radii from the center of the gas giant planet. At that distance (around 300,000 kilometers) it is well outside Saturn's main bright rings, but Tethys is still one of five major moons that find themselves within the boundaries of the faint and tenuous outer E ring. Discovered in the 1980s, two very small moons Telesto and Calypso are locked in stable locations along Tethys' orbit. Telesto precedes and Calypso follows Tethys as the trio circles Saturn."

Sunday, April 5, 2015

NeccoDove


Published on Apr 5, 2015 Robert Rich

"I'm on tour in Dallas. Necco is a rescued Inca Dove at my host's home in Dallas TX. He is now registered as an educational bird at Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Houston. He's on "vacation" at his humans' home until the kids return to see him at Summer Camp."

Bird on head.

Friday, April 3, 2015

TRANSFORMING Nails


Published on Mar 22, 2015 Trans Forming

“TRANSFORMING” is 3D Printed Nail animation.

We printed three-dimensional artificial nails by importing the animation data into the “ProJet 660 Pro” full color 3D printer. A total of 521 nails were produced by the printer, the thinnest parts measuring only 0.56mm.

We attached and replaced the nails to an actual human hand, and filmed frame by frame. This stop-motion animation was created without using any computer graphics.

Kazuya Murata - Kid Yoyo Master

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How Good Is Your Eyesight? (TEST)


Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?

What Fossil Seashells Once Looked Like


via PLOS ONE


"Here, ultraviolet light is used to reveal and characterize the original shell coloration patterns of 28 species of cone snails from three Neogene coral reef-associated deposits from the Cibao Valley, northern Dominican Republic. These fossils come from the upper Miocene Cercado Fm. and lower Pliocene Gurabo Fm., and range in age from about 6.6-4.8 Ma. Comparison of the revealed coloration patterns with those of extant species allow the taxa to be assigned to three genera of cone snails (Profundiconus, Conasprella, and Conus) and at least nine subgenera."

Wild Bunnies


Rabbits On Okunoshima Island Swarm Tourist

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Baby Brown-mantled tamarin


Published on Apr 1, 2015 Leslie Rollins

"Sweet, inquisitive creatures."

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Artoo In Love


Published on Mar 30, 2015

"Follow our intrepid, droid-hero R2-D2 as he tries to find love in our galaxy.

Official Selection: Sonoma International Film Festival 2015"

How Hummingbirds Fly

What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a Wind Tunnel? | Deep Look

Published on Mar 31, 2015 Deep Look

"Scientists have used a high-speed camera to film hummingbirds' aerial acrobatics at 1000 frames per second. They can see, frame by frame, how neither wind nor rain stop these tiniest of birds from fueling up.

DEEP LOOK: a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small.

How do hummingbirds eat?

With spring in full bloom, hummingbirds can be spotted flitting from flower to flower and lapping up the sugary nectar inside. These tiniest of birds have the highest metabolism of any warm-blooded animal, requiring them to consume their own body weight in nectar each day to survive.

By comparison, if a 150-pound human had the metabolism of a hummingbird, he or she would need to consume the caloric equivalent of more than 300 hamburgers a day.

But it's not just an extreme appetite that sets hummingbirds apart from other birds. These avian acrobats are the only birds that can fly sideways, backwards and hover for long stretches of time. In fact, hovering is essential to hummingbirds’ survival since they have to keep their long, thin beaks as steady as a surgeon’s scalpel while probing flowers for nectar.

How do Hummingbirds fly?

Hummingbirds don’t just hover to feed when the weather is nice. They have to keep hovering and feeding even if it’s windy or raining, a remarkable feat considering most of these birds weigh less than a nickel."

Monday, March 30, 2015

Portuguese Man o' War: An Organism Made of Organisms?


Published on Mar 30, 2015 SciShow

"When is an organism not an organism? Or, when is it a bunch of different organisms living together? SciShow introduces you to the weird world of siphonophores."