Amusing News Aliquots
Aug18

Amusing News Aliquots

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

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