Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week’s science news compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
What’s thin as skin but can stop a speeding bullet? Spider silk woven from goat’s milk. [Daily Mail]
Human feces responsible for blight of ocean coral. We told you it was okay to PEE in the ocean. Pay more attention, alright? [MSNBC]
Hybrid cars are so last decade. The newest thing in car fuel is thorium. [Yahoo]
University of Michigan team designs fastest bipedal robot with knees. Robo-Flo-Jo tops out at 6.8 mph. Hee, hee. Say “robo-Flo-Jo” ten times fast. [Engadget]
NIST calls nanotube reliability into question. Nanotubes outraged. [PhysOrg]