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Meteor strike injures hundreds in central Russia

In case you haven’t heard it, a meteor appeared to explode in the lower atmosphere in central Russia. Fortunately (due to the angle), it didn’t hit the ground, or the kinetic energy released could be like a small nuke. According to BBC, more than 1000 people are injured by broken windows. You can read detailed report and watch some video clips there:

I know an asteroid will fly by today, but I think this isn’t ‘it’. Unless Earth’s gravity broke up the asteroid into smaller pieces, which rained down on us. Okay, okay, maybe I’ve watched too much movies.

On YouTube, there are some low quality video clips as well:


John Hodgman’s Advice to Writers

“Writing is an asocial act of creating forcing your thoughts and feelings upon a world that does not care.”

Rule #1: Write what you know.
Rule #2: Know interesting things.
Rule #3: Know what you know.

This is what the Internet was made for 2012 Edition HD

Supersonic Ping Pong Ball

Nice ‘lecture’ combining with ‘examples’. Sir, you can’t just show us something that cool and tell us not to try it at home.

UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity

Video: Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?

This question bothered me endlessly as long as I could remember.
I know the formulas in the head, and I argued with friends and family about it. You too perhaps have had the same argument. However, the answer is quite simple – getting out of the rain as soon as possible. ;)

Video: Everything Wrong With The Amazing Spider-Man in 2 Minutes or Less

Statistician Nate Silver – Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O’Brien

In “Serious Jibber-Jabber,” Conan O’Brien has lengthy, uninterrupted conversations with interesting people on topics which fascinate him. In this episode, Nate Silver, the statistical whiz behind the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog, which correctly predicted the winner in all 50 states in the 2012 Presidential Election, sits down with Conan to talk about hard data, trusting your gut instinct, and the power of perception…all while wearing a Cookie Monster t-shirt.

It seems that WordPress does not allow iframe, and I cannot embed video in the post.

6 Smart Home Products Which Will Cut Your Energy Bill

The Coffee Ring Effect – Intriguing Microscopic Video

This never-before-seen footage from a laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Physics and Astronomy shows microscopic particles moving in a drop as it dries.
Penn physicists have recently shown that simply changing particle shape can eliminate the ring-shaped stain that is left behind when drops of certain liquids dry. In this video microscopy footage from their experiments, watch as spherical particles get swept to the edges, while oblong particles are distributed consistently.
Video and Music Composition by Kurtis Sensenig

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