Amusing News Aliquots

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

Now we'd like a nano Speed Racer. Get to it, Vienna. (Car dimension is 285 microns) Credit: TU Vienna

Researchers at Vienna University of Technology break speed record for 3-D printing objects, produce racecars and Towers of London London Tower Bridges with nanoscale detail. We’ll take two of those printers. Wrap ‘em up. [TU Vienna] CYBORG SNAILS. We really shouldn’t even have to say anything else in order for you to click on this link. But they’ve got implanted biofuel cells. [iO9] Bonus: This work was published in JACS. [JACS] Happy belated Pi Day! This woman took it to whole new level, baking a pie with number-shaped pieces of apple. Count ‘em. It seems a good portion of the digits of pi are there. [A Periodic Table Blog] Worried someone will piece together your shredded personal documents? Well, now you can unprint them instead. [ExtremeTech] Violin strings made from spider silk have a unique timbre. Newscripts gang wonders how “Flight of the Bumblebee” would sound. [BBC] The Newscripts gang has previously pointed out the opening of Booker & Dax, a bar in N.Y.C. that uses centrifuges and rotovaps to make its cocktails. But this firsthand account of the bar includes videos of drinks being lit on fire. So who wouldn’t want to read about it again? [Gizmodo] If you’re wondering what to do with dead jellyfish, one company suggests making them into glow-in-the-dark lamps. [Daily Mail]

Author: Lauren Wolf

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