GOOD MORNING, GEEKADELPHIANS! How I’ve missed you, and I’m sure you’ve missed your science updates. Since we’re all fond of a good experiment around here, let’s try Geek Weekly on a Monday and see if anything explodes!
- Interesting read from New Scientist: Once upon a time, asteroids caused Antarctica to freeze.
- What the what?! I came across a scientific abstract discussing how cows are … magnetic?
- A personal favorite, and I swear it’s not because the seal is adorable: Sea animals sweep for mines when robots go rogue.
- How awesome is this? “Modeled after the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored Solar Decathlon, the European Solar Decathlon is a competition for seventeen teams from different academic institutions to create the most efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly solar-powered house.”
- Dun, dun, dun: 6th great extinction announced.
- Italian scientists possibly being charged with manslaughter for not predicting earthquake? Exsqueeze me? Baking Powder?
- A little depressing, but sure– why not! Relationship failure algorithms. Not to Liz Lemon on your Monday, but somewhere along the line I’ve developed my own set of variables, and I’m certain these folks meant ‘he takes me for granted’ instead of ‘sentimental equilibrium’…
- Concept car that acts like a plant. Why haven’t we thought if this sooner?
- Cool read on ”DNA being the backbone for new logic motherboards” (Thanks to reader @flyingjaco for the tip!)