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Power-Armor Punch-Up

Everyone loves a good power-armored dust-up. There is something deeply satisfying about watching a billionaire in an indestructible suit punch their way to victory. As I watch Iron Man and Batman do battle with bombs, gods, and motor vehicles, though, I can’t help but wonder about their long-term health. Even …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 12.31

Gingerbread fossils. Frozen waterfall. Dark Knight bookcase. The spoken word, repeatedly played back and re-recorded in a room. Mashed potato snowmen. A food cart that prints chocolate things. TARDIS ring box and pendant. Jellyfish lamps. A clockwork caterpillar. New Year’s resolution statistics. (via Donna) Featured image via Wing It Vegan.

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 7.18

It’s the Wednesday Quickies! Break time! Cell phone disco! By @Informationlab founders Auke Touwslager and Ursula Lavrencic. New laser etchings by Jason Theilke. {via @eeesh} Tracy K. Smith is the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Life On Mars. Skeletons of cartoon characters by Michael Paulus. Nina …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 7.13

It’s the Friday Quickies! Dance it out! You say paraskavedekatriaphobia, I say friggatriskaidekaphobia. Here are some actual facts. Randall Munroe’s new “What If” answers wild hypotheticals: Relativistic Baseball and SAT Guessing. Brian Banton created the three-dimensional Heterosis, a kinetic typeface. Lovely and amazing. Vid included. Lighting designer Lindsey Adelman loves …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 5.16

Nikola Goddamn Tesla at The Oatmeal. {via Victor} A photographer has added superheroes to vintage war photos. View Agan Harahap’s superhero set here {via Maria} Send your coffee art to Art in My Coffee. Math nerds, I got you something nice: QArt Codes. Fractals, bodily organs, insects, musical instruments, invertebrates… …

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GeekeryMathScience

Supercapes

In preparation to a Panel at CONvergence, I’m going to explore some of the oddities in the superhero dress code. More specifically, I intend to explore the physics needed for them to do what they do. My first exploration will be into the drag forces on capes. The cape is …

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