Category Archives: Learnings

We’ve Moved!

Nerds!  Geeks!  Other people!  Babbleon5.wordpress.com has become…. BabbleOn5.com!  Well…. technically we already were, but we were just forwarding the site from babbleon5.wordpress.com because free and stuff.  But it’s time we started kicking things in to overdrive here, so we’ve overhauled the site.  We made it pretty.  Look at how pretty it is.

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I made it myself.

So, if you’re like me, and like pretty things, make sure you reset any saved links you might have had if they need resetting!  See you on the other site!

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New Thorium Engine out to Screw Big Oil… WITH its pants ON

SHUT YOUR FRACKIN’ MOUTH!

The crazy Connecticut… ians? are the source of a Thorium Powered Car that only needs to be refueled once a century. WHAT?! Laser Power Systems have developed an engine powered by the incredibly dense material known as Thorium.

Thorium is so dense that according to Charles Stevens (CEO) “one gram yields more energy than 7, 396 gallons of gasoline, and 8 grams would power the typical car for a century.”

For the actual article with all the sciencey stuff click HERE

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Star Trek Cruise

Whuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut?

Hosted by William Shatner?! With members of the Captain Kirk’s enterprise crew?! Can you wait until January 2017? Holy Shiznit… this is going to be teeeeeerrible, but I want to go.

Check out their itinerary:
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Click HERE to make your reservation.

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Robot makes robot babies-NOOOO!!!

Did we learn NOTHING from the Matrix?

Cambridge’s Department of Engineering has built a ‘mother robot’ that has the ability to create, test, and improve her ‘baby robots’.

Click the jump for more on the experiment, including a video of the robot in action.
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TITANO!!!

If you loved old monster movies from the 1930s and 1950s, TITANO is right up your alley. A short tribute film directed by Ben Chavda and starring Irwin Keyes, TITANO is a look into the life of an old character actor who is able to play the role of a lifetime in a surprising turn of events. Endearing and slightly melancholy, the short is a wonderful tribute, and even more poignant as Irwin Keyes died shortly after filming was completed.

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Doping Video Games

Remember a couple weeks ago when Babble reported on the performance enhancing drugs scandal of the eSport arena? Remember how it sounded riiiiidiculous? Well, it’s actually THIS serious. Check the vid for a really awesome explanation by @hingers… don’t get distracted by the aussie accent coming from his cute asian face though. LISTEN TO HIS WORDS.


But Kory Friesen, I thought you didn’t care! Why the retraction?!

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SPACE LETTUCE!

The time has come for me to buy my own firefly class spaceship, assemble a rag tag group of people to become my space family, and go on great adventures to see the outer reaches of the universe AND to become the GREATEST SPACE PIRATE OF ALL TIME. And now that I can grow my own produce in space, food will never be a problem again.

Click the jump for a video of the space guys eating space lettuce
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ERMAGAWD it’s like TOTALLY Amy Poehler’s new show! And it’s about science!

Do you like totally love science, but are like totally bummed because you’re like a total uberlicious sexy girl and can’t like wrap your head around all that sciencey stuff? WELL, here’s a show for like YOU!

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Amy Poehler and Megan Amram (comedian and writer on “Parks and Rec”) have teamed up to bring you Experimenting with Megan Amram. It’s rife with satire about women in science and technology as well as loads of ACTUAL science. It’s geared toward girls, which is awesome and it looks like it’ll be hilarious. Also, you’ll want to punch Megan Amram in the face… BUT in a good way.

Check the jump for the first episode and the link to the website for the show.

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Hacking a sniper rifle

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!!

Remember a couple weeks ago when hackers hacked into a Jeep Cherokee? Well, the hacking continues, two degenerates hacked a TrackingPoint smart rifle… and by degenerates I mean security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger.

Click the jump for more-INCLUDING a lovely little video that scares the bejeezus out of me.
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Spotlight Trailer

Coming out Novermber 6th.
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AUGH! The Future arrives on August 5

Remember when Lexus teased their hoverboard? WELL! They’ve announced the official date of it’s release in two tantalizing videos. WHUUUUU?!!! Check it out~


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More tidbits about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Before the comic Con trailer Zack Snyder explained the new take on the cowled hero, “We are playing him 45 or 46. He has been Batman for 20 years. All the history is there. Was there a Robin at one time? Possibly. He has lost those near and dear to him, and not necessarily from old age of disease…”

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