Perhaps surprisingly, Rovio’s Angry Birds game appealed more to the older demographic, with 35% of 35-44-year-olds playing it recently, compared to only 22% of 18-24-year-olds. (via Angry Birds Appeals Most to Over 35s)
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WHOA-LGERS Milwaukee-based photographer Jack Long uses high-speed photography to capture the moment splashes are made in cups of coffee. He won’t reveal exactly how his technique works, except to say that the technique employs “short-duration flash lighting.” And perhaps not using decaf. (Photo: Jack Long / Rex Features via the Telegraph)
How they do it !
Engineers have made a tiny engine a few micrometers wide, or roughly the size of a water droplet found in fog.
The device is both confined and powered by a “trap” of laser light, and it sputters a bit. The fact that it works at all, however, may push the boundary of what’s possible in engineering microscopic machines.
“The machine is so small that its motion is hindered by microscopic processes which are of no consequence in the macroworld,” said physicist Clemens Bechinger of the University of Stuttgart in a press release. A study about the microscopic Stirling engine was published Dec. 11 in Nature Physics.
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