A fish slingshot for helping our finned friends get over dams is now being tested in the wild:
"Originally designed for fruit, Whooshh turned its technology into a tool to help safely send fish over dams blocking the course on the Columbia river in Washington state. Under tests right now with the Department of Energy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Whooshh tubes could be shooting more fish over dams in the near future. A test this past summer showed that fish will voluntarily enter the tube. When they swim into the entrance, the vacuum sucks them in and gives them initial boost; after that, elevated pressure behind the fish keeps them moving at about 15 to 22 miles per hour till they go flying out the other end."
(Via Alexis Madrigal’s 5 Intriguing Things newsletter)
We are mighty.
Oh but don’t you know people only use like 10% of their brains?!
*groans for seven years*
We use 10% of our brain, the same way we use only 33% of traffic lights. Just imagine, what we could do, if all the lights in traffic lights were on at once!
Is this where the whole thing is from? I have been wondering.
im writing a paper about gullibility on the internet and i want to see how many people hate bad attempts at gathering statistics
Watch this. Because science is pretty, and Feynman is awesome.
Remember in the 90’s there used be a room in your house that was called the “computer room”.
Excuse me, we still have that. But I live in a large house and we have a dozen computers.
congratulations on reading the book before it was made into a film
you win: nothing
you win: a deeper understanding of the subtleties and subplots of the film, as well as in-depth knowledge of character backstories, making the film a more emotional and personal experience
literally the entirety of cats in a single picture
Yeah cats TOTALLY only like us for food and have no emotional dependency at all.
Lobster in a bucket looks like a gigantic monster on a metallic planet, and the waterdrops look like stars.
This is transcendental.