Mythbusters, Superman, and the Ocarina of Time

There’s a great new blog at Scientific American you might enjoy, written by a graduate student at Marquette. Kyle Hill likes to answer ridiculous questions about his favorite shows, games, and superheroes. Could you actually build the floating city from Bioshock in real life? Can you learn science from watching the Mythbusters blow stuff up? Is the time travel in Zelda: Ocarina of Time be possible? The answers are fun- you should check him out!

His blog is called Overthinking It.

Boom goes my brain stuff

Yeah, so, this is insane. Absolutely incredible. It’s the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while. Folks at IBM have created a short animated movie of a character “drawn” with individual molecules. Like, fewer than 100. Just think about that for a minute. And then go watch it. There’s a video there about how they made it as well, and for a little more explanation you can see this BBC story.