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The minigun in video games: an awesomely destructive weapon


It is true that you could not wield that kind of weapon, but a minigun in a shooter game can always make you fight with confidence. When I played Doom 3 the minigun was handy in almost every situation.

In the video from above you can see its history in the world of firearms and how we all use it in video games. Enjoy!

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What do all these science channels do all the time?

The guys at IFL Science have nailed it: none of the mainstream science channels actually do science. Except DNEWS I do not follow anything from Discovery Channel. The other science channels have gooten damn boring so I’ll skip them all the time.

Have a comic here:
ifl-science-comic

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Asteroid to hit Earth? This is how it would look like


Asteroid just a few miles big can leave a big scar on Earth and kill entire species, but if that asteroid would be a dwarf planet like Pluto? How would the impact be?

Well, everything would die in a big ball of flame. In that situation maybe nothing could ever survive. Or would it survive?

Via IFL Science.

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Why sodium explodes in water?


Sodium or Na is a very reactive substance. If you put it in water it will simply explode. Thunderf00t was able to run a research on this and revealed that, when you put sodium in water, it springs up a ton of spikes and reveals more and more of the substance’s body to the water.

Thus you get a chain reaction and a big explosion.

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Quantum Physics, a poem


It is true that science needs very good PR. Anti-science groups, usually religious ones, are doing a fairly good job to further their cause, but science needs more boost. Until science reaches pop-culture in such a way that it will never leave the center of our lives is a very long road.

In the video from above you can see a quantum physics poem. A great one, if you ask me. Science needs all the support it can get. Only through science we can go to stars. Literally.

Also, here are links to his QM videos he recently created.
Understanding Quantum (Part 1): http://youtu.be/6ttVoTcpvHU
Understanding Quantum (Part 2): http://youtu.be/TXOMFU_sNJs

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Some guys just are bad-ass


There aren’t many guys that would climb a 1500 feet high tower to replace a light bulb. But this guy does this. It’s his job and he doesn’t seem scared at all.

I’ll just skip the high climb, ok? 😀

Via Fulgerica.

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Build an $1000 gaming pc with help from Linus


Linus explains how you can build a $1000 gaming pc using only AMD parts. The gist? You can play video games on a 4K monitor with those specs. Pretty impressive, eh?

What did he choose? You can see the list in here and, because I’m lazy as always, I’ll just copy those specs and links in here too:
AMD FX6350
NCIX: http://bit.ly/13FT5lp
Amazon: http://geni.us/1kQ0

AMD R9 285
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1JRc11B
Amazon: http://geni.us/1RR9

MSI 970 Gaming
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1GZ8xrq
Amazon: http://geni.us/1Cnt

AMD RAM
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1GZ8Kek
Amazon: http://geni.us/1AtZ

While the specs are a bit off from my dream gaming pc, they are pretty solid and, as you might have imagined, most people won’t even use a 2K monitor, let alone a 4K one. So, you’re pretty much safe when you use the specs from above. Two years from now on you’ll be ble to play the newest games that are published.

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End 2014 with a big… bang


Yep, some guys know what fun means and thus they blew up a broken truck in an area where nobody is allowed to go into: an explosives test area. They simply rigged a truck with explosives and then filmed it form a host of different angles.

Fun to watch, but scary to see.

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Worlds smallest Christmas Tree has 42 atoms


The guys at Sixty Symbols explain how you can create the smallest Christmass Tree with only 42 atoms. Professor Moriarty uses a scanning electron microscope to rip atoms off of a crystaline structure and thus build the smallest Christmas Tree ever.

Some guys know how to get fun and science together in one place, for sure!

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star – the astronomically correct version by Minute Physics

Twinkle, twinkle little star is a great song for kids and now it has a correct, validated, approach to it. Astronomically speaking, this twinkle song has all it needs to make it comprehensible and fun and educative.

What do you want more? It is true that many won;’t understand what adaptive optics is, but they will know that it will help see the stars better.

Also, did you know that we can’t see any far away galaxy with out naked eyes? We can only see the stars from our galaxy that are quite close to us.

Via Minute Physics.