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Ten Million Starlings Swarm (7 Tons of Bird Poo.)

From the folks at the BBC:

Rome plays host to one of the world’s most amazing displays of aerial acrobatics, but it’s not all beauty and grace…

When animals swarm they create a super-organism of incredible power. They can attack our food supplies, immobilise our transport systems, undermine our cities and even attack our energy supplies. They can stop us in our tracks. Using state-of-the-art photography, Superswarms reveals the collective intelligence behind the animal invasions, and how man fights back.




Love Without Foundation.

An interesting thought…..

Love with no foundation is doomed to fall.

Courtesy u/letmeseeyourid on Reddit



Mom Loves You.

As we noted earlier this year, one of our staff lost their mother after a long, productive life. With Mother’s Day coming up, perhaps this comic is something that we need to remember throughout the year and not just on one day.

Courtesy @klaus_nether



Ferrofluid Display Cell Bluetooth Speaker.

This thing is not for sale (yet) but in many ways it seems like you are watching a living ink-blot test.

Ferrofluid display cell bluetooth speaker

In case you are wondering,…

Ferrofluid is a liquid that is attracted to the poles of a magnet. They are colloidal liquids made of nanoscale ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic, particles suspended in a carrier fluid (usually an organic solvent or water). Each magnetic particle is thoroughly coated with a surfactant to inhibit clumping. Large ferromagnetic particles can be ripped out of the homogeneous colloidal mixture, forming a separate clump of magnetic dust when exposed to strong magnetic fields. The magnetic attraction of tiny nanoparticles is weak enough that the surfactant’s Van der Waals force is sufficient to prevent magnetic clumping or agglomeration. Ferrofluids usually do not retain magnetization in the absence of an externally applied field and thus are often classified as “superparamagnets” rather than ferromagnets.




The Bridge Wins Again.

Boom.

On April 7, a Penske truck hit the canopener, got peeled and then stuck, right as the #75 Piedmont from Raleigh to Charlotte was crossing the bridge. 45 Minutes later the truck was extracted from the jaws of the canopener.




Police K9 “Jedi” Hunts Jail Escapee Hiding In Industrial Warehouse.

“Good Doggie. Gooooooood Doggie.”

This is a cool video of a police K-9 dog searching for and finding a suspect that had escaped police custody and was hiding in a warehouse / industrial building.

Spoiler alert: The dog gets his man.

On May 2, 2018 Seattle Police Officer Anthony Ducre responded to an industrial area in Kent, Washington to assist Kent Police Department with their search for Giovanni Dashawn Herrin, who had just escaped from Kent County Jail and was thought to be hiding in an industrial warehouse.
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Through The Looking Glass – From The Conservator’s Perspective.

This is a really cool video of the restoration of a painting.

If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, take a look at the beginning and the end of the video and see what has been revealed by the cleaning and restoration.

It is amazing.





How The World’s Tallest Skyscraper Was Built.





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