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Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

Credit: Flickr user Maurice Raymond

Forget vegetable oil, the new biodiesel base is alligator fat. [Popular Science] And check out the source article at ACS’s journal I&EC Research. [ACS]

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]

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