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Making spider silk even stronger

tcr! · May 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Spiders Ingest Nanotubes, Then Weave Silk Reinforced with Carbon | MIT Technology Review

Spiders Ingest Nanotubes, Then Weave Silk Reinforced with Carbon

Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured, say materials scientists.

Spider silk is one of the more extraordinary materials known to science. The protein fiber, spun by spiders to make webs, is stronger than almost anything that humans can make.

Hopefully the spiders don’t get wind of this. I’m thinking start of Terminator, the Spider Edition.

#science #spiders

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tism tism · May 11, 2015 at 7:11 pm

That is so kewl.

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Jerk the Owl

tcr! · May 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm

#videos #jerks #naturerocks

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 12, 2015 at 10:42 am

did i say it one time?!! lmao

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tcr! tcr! · May 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

I love how the owl that stayed behind it looking down, thinking “that’s poop on my damn feet.”

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

These are the Swine by thejimihindranceexperience.

These are the Swine.

jts

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May 11th, 2015 at 8:39:15 am

tcr! · May 11, 2015 at 8:39 am

Frankenstein skull

#Frankenstein skull.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 12, 2015 at 10:42 am

kewl

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May 11th, 2015 at 8:21:00 am

tcr! · May 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

Frankenstein blowing a bubble

#Frankenstein blowing a bubble.

#arts

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 12, 2015 at 10:43 am

kewewwl!

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May 10th, 2015 at 4:53:31 pm

tcr! · May 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm

You deserve a donut box

Peeps, donuts are prob why I can’t loose weight.

#photos #donuts

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 12, 2015 at 10:43 am

donuts gud

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May 10th, 2015 at 9:19:47 am

tcr! · May 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

Thank a uterus today

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 12, 2015 at 10:49 am

trust me, lois with a few beer under her belt on tuesday afternoon is not something i want to thank.

i sorta misappropriated this line from “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?” starring Burton/Taylor. up until “August: Osage County” depicted my mom in glorious color, the Burton/Taylor pic was the definitive reference on my parent’s marriage.

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tcr! tcr! · May 13, 2015 at 9:52 am

Ya, I was thinking about how you’d probably rather not thank Lois as I was posting this. :-D

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5th graders watch Aliens with a dad

tcr! · May 10, 2015 at 7:53 am

Aliens movie poster

Notes on watching “Aliens” for the first time again, with a bunch of kids

Captain’s log: eight fifth graders, one adult, one James Cameron movie.

For his 11th birthday, my son asked if he could have a slumber party. He invited seven other fifth-grade boys. They played video games for a couple of hours, ate pizza, then said they wanted to watch a movie. They’d seen every comic book movie multiple times. Seen all the Indiana Jones films. Star Wars. Anything with a hobbit in it. The usual 11-year old boy options, circa 2015, weren’t going to work.

So I suggested “Aliens,” thinking, “Well, it’s exciting, and even if they haven’t see the first one, the movie tells the story well enough that you won’t be confused about who Ripley is and what’s at stake for her.”

They agreed (some of them had seen the first one anyway, and nearly all had seen at least one film with a xenomorph in it) and so we watched it together. And as we watched, I realized again that while unfortunately you can’t see a great movie again for the first time, the next-best thing is to show it to people who’ve never seen it.

jimi, I thought of you when I read this article a while back.

#movies #aliens

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May 9th, 2015 at 4:55:52 pm

tcr! · May 9, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Wine colored bush with teeny yellow flowers

Peeps, the pokey wine-colored bush with teeny yellow flowers says, “Hello there” in his best Barry White voice.

#photos #flowers

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 10, 2015 at 8:50 am

oh yeah

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May 8th, 2015 at 8:22:37 am

tcr! · May 8, 2015 at 8:22 am

Creeps and Weirdos bus

Creeps and Weirdos bus — I should/would like to take this work.

#worknews #trafficnews

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May 7th, 2015 at 7:43:08 pm

tcr! · May 7, 2015 at 7:43 pm

A Clockwork Motorcar

A #Clockwork Motorcar.

#animatedGIFs

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tism tism · May 7, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Droooooooogs!!!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 9, 2015 at 12:07 am

got the ludwig van cranked up and a jug’o’milk

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tcr! tcr! · May 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

I never liked the milk bar scene but only because I can’t stand drinking a glass of milk. I can do it on cereal but it gives me the geebees everywhere else.

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