Friday, May 18, 2012

Tesla Lightning Gun (Human, not Yithian, in Origin)

Ever wondered what a Yithian lightning gun might look like? Well, not only can you see this one built by Rob Flickenger, but you can read about how he built it (it involves many dangerous processes. And Nerf).

Here it is in action

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Behold Nanocthulhu lovecrafti

Matthew Buffington of the Smithsonian has published the description of a new genus and species of wasp, named Nanocthulhu lovecrafti, a name partially inspired by the shape of the mandibles. You can see pictures of it, and an explanation for the name, at this entry at WaspWeb (a site whose existence disturbs me somewhat).