How to Make Smokebombs, Why the New Batman Trailer Sucks, and Scientists Create an Electricity Generating Virus
Friday, May 18th, 2012
Esther gets experimental with one serious recipe for homemade smokebombs. Keep that fire extinguisher handy! Berkley scientists create a electricity generating virus and more.
Esther gets experimental with one serious recipe for homemade smokebombs. Keep that fire extinguisher handy! "The Dark Rises" might possibly the crown jewel of the Nolan's Batman series but why does the latest trailer suck the big one? Berkley scientists create a electricity generating virus. And the secret identity of Esther's lost book is revealed!
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How a Virus Will Save the World, Gutenberg Stole the Printing Press, and Ridley Scott's Prometheus Will Be Awesome
Viruses called M13 emit electricity when squeezed, and now Berkeley Lab scientists have powered a small LED screen with them. Gutenberg did not invent the printing press. Printed books existed 600 years before Gutenberg's Bible, in China. German chronobiologist Till Roenneberg says working hours may be destroying our ability to get healthy sleep. New clips for Ridley Scott's Prometheus are out and make us seriously excited for the pictures release this summer!
In response to last weeks plea by Esther to help find the title to a book she read in her youth, Oonen shot us an email declaring that title of that book to be The Rains of Eridan. Many thanks to Oonen!
The Dark Knight Rises could be the perfect end to Nolan's Batman franchise but from the looks of the latest trailer it comes off as the ultimate veritable list of what not to do when making a movie trailer.