Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is a now extinct species of flightless bird that was first discovered in 1598 by Dutch sailors. The terrestrial birds quickly became a much needed food supply and with no previous interactions with man they were clueless to the danger. Closely related to pigeons, no complete Dodo specimens exist, so determining true color variations is impossible. They stood close to 3 ft in height and likely weighed up to 50 lbs with short stumpy wings that were void of flight feathers. Once found in plenty on Mauritius Island it is believed that they had virtually no predators other than man. Truly a legend in its own right the Dodo is today one of the most widely recognized bird species in the world…which is impressive considering the last officially recognized sighting of one was 1662!
The physics flows come faster than furious photons in this one. Features none other than Weird Al as Isaac Newton! And a special cameo from Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na as none other than Neil deGrasse Tyson.
(Hint: We did, all of us, because this is awesome)
Because some times it is ok to write it as “Internet The Good”
IBM Research discovers new class of industrial polymers with exceptional properties
IBM Research scientists have discovered a new class of polymer materials that demonstrate resistance to cracking, strength higher than bone, and the ability to reform to their original shape (self-heal) and original material.
These materials can also be transformed into new polymer structures to further bolster their strength by 50%, making them ultra-strong and lightweight, and could result in cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials.