Hands down, the nerdiest flash mob we’ve seen yet: Dancers illustrate the behavior of electrons in a superconductor in this video created for the online science museum emergentuniverse.org.
Playbill Video’s “Jersey Shore Gone Wilde” features characters from Broadway’s The Importance of Being Earnest reciting lines from The Jersey Shore in the style of the Oscar Wilde comedy.
“Evolution of an MBA,” by the video team of the Wharton Follies, the annual comedy revue of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, gives an accelerated look at the B-school existence.
“The Time Machine,” Purdue University’s 2011 Rube Goldberg machine, goes through a world-record-setting 244 steps to accomplish the task of watering a plant.
Finally, baseball fans booed last week as the PhillieBot, a pitching robot designed at the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception laboratory, tossed the opening pitch at a Phillies game. Sure, the throw was a dud, but the robot’s handlers were asked at the last minute to turn down the machine’s pitching power so as not to hurt the goofy mascot. Several bloggers have noted that the toss came on April 20, 2011, just a day before machines were to begin their epic attack on humanity, according to the film Terminator 3. Lousy pitch or not, we’re still scared.