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No, you probably don't want to insert it there.

Simple new invention seals gunshot wounds in 15 seconds. (SLPopSci)
posted by sexyrobot on Feb 6, 2014 - 65 comments

 

MetaFilter is my anti-drug.

Popular Science explores the psychology behind anti-drug PSA's and whether they help keep kids off drugs... [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Apr 16, 2013 - 89 comments

"More like Statue of Watery, right?"

How Popular Tourist Destinations Will Look Submerged In 25 Feet Of Water [Pics] [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on Apr 10, 2013 - 53 comments

Single Molecule Determines Complex Behavior, Say Scientists

Single Molecule Determines Complex Behavior, Say Scientists.
posted by escabeche on Feb 10, 2013 - 22 comments

“Easy read” should not mean “easy write.”

One of the delights of the books and the blog is the authors’ willingness to play with ideas and consider alternative explanations. But unquestioning trust in friends and colleagues combined with the desire to be counterintuitive appear in several cases to have undermined their work. They—and anyone who wishes to convey economics and statistics to a popular audience—just need to take the next step and avoid, in any given example, privileging one story over all other possibilities.
Freakonomics: What Went Wrong?
posted by RogerB on Dec 13, 2011 - 52 comments

Tweeting the good tweet

"Tired of arguing with climate change deniers in 140 character quips, [programmer Nigel Leck] wrote a script to do it for him. Chatbot @AI_AGW scans Twitter every five minutes searching for hundreds of phrases that fit the usual denier argument paradigm. Then it serves them up some science." (via by way of via)
posted by m0nm0n on Nov 4, 2010 - 57 comments

I. WAS. PROMISED. FLYING. CARS!

PopSci: Archive Gallery: From Chicago to Shanghai, 138 Visionary Years of World's Fairs [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 21, 2010 - 5 comments

Learn to: Blow things up extremely well

Gallery: 30 Awesome College Labs
posted by andoatnp on Aug 29, 2010 - 26 comments

137 Years of Popular Science, Online, Free.

Need some light reading? Popular Science has put its entire 137-year catalog online for free.
posted by backseatpilot on Mar 4, 2010 - 36 comments

The Other White Heat

Theodore Gray, author of the new book Theo Gray's Mad Science, has a personal collection of thousands of samples of elements [previously on MetaFilter]. In his Popular Science column, he has smelted his own titanium and dissolved aluminum. Now, he cuts through steel with bacon.
posted by Eater on Apr 15, 2009 - 31 comments

Brain Grease

Better than blood? A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. An interesting development for brain trauma patients, HIV in blood transfusions, and the artificial human.
posted by YoBananaBoy on Jun 5, 2007 - 38 comments

Your iPod is Doooooomed!

Your iPod is Doomed!
Or it can be, it can also be Zelda'ed if you prefer! ipodlinux.org has ported Linux to the iPod (for Linux, Windows and Mac) and, once its installed, you can load up all kinds of good stuff including the aforementioned Doom, as well as the entire Wiki or use your iPod as a Gameboy! And all without screwing up your existing music files (though there are no guarantees).
posted by fenriq on Jun 21, 2006 - 32 comments

The Flyest Fly

A Fly Wearing Glasses
PopSci offers this cool gallery of high-magnification micro manufacturing coolness. Potentially NSFW if a mite at 50,000x could be construed as sexy.
posted by fenriq on May 25, 2006 - 17 comments

Superglue and You, Be Careful Now

How To Save a Snowflake Forever
Theodore Gray, of the too-cool for words Periodic Table Table (discussed a long, long time ago here) gives step-by-step instructions on how to preserve a snowflake in superglue forever.

And much more coolness to explore. Smelting in a Microwave, anyone? Shrinking coins with magnets and electricity?
posted by fenriq on Mar 30, 2006 - 17 comments

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