Science!: Alligator Feeding Frenzy and More Squid Stuff

Science!: Alligator Feeding Frenzy and More Squid Stuff

Inside: Fisherman stumbles upon an alligator feeding frenzy

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Those super powerful magnets would be fucking awesome.

Red Faction: Armaggedon's magnet gun here I come!

Those graphene magnets sound awesome! I can't wait to see some of the fun stuff scientists come up with for them in the not-too-distant future.

Also, squids and octopi just get cooler and cooler as time goes on.

Graphene, the new material for rail-gun prototypes? Interesting.

Also, squid are weird, and that makes me not want to go to the Baja.

The American Alligator is protected?

Oh shoot. Not that I ever did that, or ever harassed an alligator or anything. Nope, never.

Nice to see more cephalopod related news. And I must say that those magnets are very interesting (and powerful).
Also good that the archaeologists have found that ship. Always good with more knowledge.

FlameUnquenchable:
Graphene, the new material for rail-gun prototypes? Interesting.

Also, squid are weird, and that makes me not want to go to the Baja.

Rail guns, cool, I thought of new faster MagLev trains.

Also, squids are evil, they eat Mobula and actually if you catch a squid all his buddies will destroy him for some strange reason.

manaman:
The American Alligator is protected?

Oh shoot. Not that I ever did that, or ever harassed an alligator or anything. Nope, never.

If I ever go to Florida and meet an Alligator that has been harassed by you, I'll buy a hat, wear it and then I'd have to tip it in respect.

ColdStorage:

manaman:
The American Alligator is protected?

Oh shoot. Not that I ever did that, or ever harassed an alligator or anything. Nope, never.

If I ever go to Florida and meet an Alligator that has been harassed by you, I'll buy a hat, wear it and then I'd have to tip it in respect.

Didn't anyone ever tell you alligators and mudcrabs are natural enemies.

All jokeing aside, we used to mess with gators often enough down in Texas, the rivers and lakes around the coast where infested with them, they where pretty much all small through, and very rare in the cities.

manaman:

ColdStorage:

manaman:
The American Alligator is protected?

Oh shoot. Not that I ever did that, or ever harassed an alligator or anything. Nope, never.

If I ever go to Florida and meet an Alligator that has been harassed by you, I'll buy a hat, wear it and then I'd have to tip it in respect.

Didn't anyone ever tell you alligators and mudcrabs are natural enemies.

All jokeing aside, we used to mess with gators often enough down in Texas, the rivers and lakes around the coast where infested with them, they where pretty much all small through, and very rare in the cities.

Looks like the mudcrabs roll for initiative!.

Don't worry, I know the drill, I used to spend my summers in warthog land in rural France and they are blindingly aggressive things, very tasty and luckily no laws against "harassing" them.

I think you English speakers call them Warthogs anyway, they are big pigs with tusks, I don't mean the cars from Halo.

I personally am bat-shit terrified of alligators and their ilk. This does not help.

I'm a bit surprised they've used Kevlar to test a squid bite. It's better than a lot of things, but I was under the impression that its strength was stopping blunt things moving at high speed, and wasn't as good for something that pierces relatively slowly. Oh, well, I must be thinking of something else.

And to put Telsas into more perspective, the 1.5-to-3 Telsas of an MRI machine is enough to violently yank a piece of metal out of your hands from a yard away. Though I wonder if these innovations with graphene will allow us to do away with liquid-helium-doused superconducting MRI magnets and move over to something that works at room temperature. Would allow for more uptime since re-cooling a quenched superconductor magnet is a long and (I gather) expensive process. There's more concerns than just strength of field, though. Stability is also an issue.

Hmmm. It'll be interesting to see.

ColdStorage:

manaman:

ColdStorage:

manaman:
The American Alligator is protected?

Oh shoot. Not that I ever did that, or ever harassed an alligator or anything. Nope, never.

If I ever go to Florida and meet an Alligator that has been harassed by you, I'll buy a hat, wear it and then I'd have to tip it in respect.

Didn't anyone ever tell you alligators and mudcrabs are natural enemies.

All jokeing aside, we used to mess with gators often enough down in Texas, the rivers and lakes around the coast where infested with them, they where pretty much all small through, and very rare in the cities.

Looks like the mudcrabs roll for initiative!.

Don't worry, I know the drill, I used to spend my summers in warthog land in rural France and they are blindingly aggressive things, very tasty and luckily no laws against "harassing" them.

I think you English speakers call them Warthogs anyway, they are big pigs with tusks, I don't mean the cars from Halo.

Boars, usually.

OT: Looks like I can almost finally get a hoverboard. At long. long last.

My god. The squids are getting smarter...Its the apocalypse.

The boat that discovered the Northwest Passage found? Stan Rogers is singing in my head right now.

LewsTherin:

ColdStorage:

manaman:

ColdStorage:

manaman:
The American Alligator is protected?

Oh shoot. Not that I ever did that, or ever harassed an alligator or anything. Nope, never.

If I ever go to Florida and meet an Alligator that has been harassed by you, I'll buy a hat, wear it and then I'd have to tip it in respect.

Didn't anyone ever tell you alligators and mudcrabs are natural enemies.

All jokeing aside, we used to mess with gators often enough down in Texas, the rivers and lakes around the coast where infested with them, they where pretty much all small through, and very rare in the cities.

Looks like the mudcrabs roll for initiative!.

Don't worry, I know the drill, I used to spend my summers in warthog land in rural France and they are blindingly aggressive things, very tasty and luckily no laws against "harassing" them.

I think you English speakers call them Warthogs anyway, they are big pigs with tusks, I don't mean the cars from Halo.

Boars, usually.

OT: Looks like I can almost finally get a hoverboard. At long. long last.

Yeah those things!, the minute I read that I thought "I'm an idiot!".

But yeah awful things, very aggressive, same goes for Squids if you catch one put it back into the water, watch all his friends come along and rip him apart.

ColdStorage:

manaman:

ColdStorage:

manaman:
The American Alligator is protected?

Oh shoot. Not that I ever did that, or ever harassed an alligator or anything. Nope, never.

If I ever go to Florida and meet an Alligator that has been harassed by you, I'll buy a hat, wear it and then I'd have to tip it in respect.

Didn't anyone ever tell you alligators and mudcrabs are natural enemies.

All jokeing aside, we used to mess with gators often enough down in Texas, the rivers and lakes around the coast where infested with them, they where pretty much all small through, and very rare in the cities.

Looks like the mudcrabs roll for initiative!.

Don't worry, I know the drill, I used to spend my summers in warthog land in rural France and they are blindingly aggressive things, very tasty and luckily no laws against "harassing" them.

I think you English speakers call them Warthogs anyway, they are big pigs with tusks, I don't mean the cars from Halo.

We call them; wild boars, razorback, boars, or something along those lines. warthogs are specific species of pig in Africa. It's rare to run into boar in Texas, they are mostly in California and the South eastern US, but you can find populations of what where once domestic pig all over. Domestic pigs can dwarf wild pigs in size.

Super powerful magents are always fun...imagine the possibilities!

Jaredin:
Super powerful magents are always fun...imagine the possibilities!

Give them to Mythbusters and we wont have to.

We have Crocodiles in Australia, they're protected too. Thats of no comfort however when one of them decides to take a chunk out of your fishing boat.

All those Alligators was just amazing.

I'd have crapped myself.

What happened to the funny titles?

Was the shipwrecked ship (ung, weird) still above water? That looks like an archeologist's wet dream. It'd be awesome to find a two century old artifact of that size just forgotten on the banks.

I look forward to flying around in graphene electromagnetic fields. Pchooo.

TheGoldenMan:
My god. The squids are getting smarter...Its the apocalypse.

If you've ever watched the Discovery Channel special about the possible future evolution of Earth, this is why scientists believe one day squids could evolve into a sentient species. ;)\

Super magnets have insanely awesome possibilities. And I love the video with the guy and the alligators. XD

How do I become a Herpetologist???!!!1!1114!

The third lost boat was in a newspaper here in Brazil.

That shipwreck was part of a Clive Cussler book, if I recall correctly.

TheGoldenMan:
My god. The squids are getting smarter...Its the apocalypse.

What if the squids figure out how to use the super magnets? Just think about that.

Taco of flames:
That shipwreck was part of a Clive Cussler book, if I recall correctly.

TheGoldenMan:
My god. The squids are getting smarter...Its the apocalypse.

What if the squids figure out how to use the super magnets? Just think about that.

Then we have one hope...Mega-Sharks...

my props to they guy taking on the humbolt squid. you crazy bastard

Alar:

TheGoldenMan:
My god. The squids are getting smarter...Its the apocalypse.

If you've ever watched the Discovery Channel special about the possible future evolution of Earth, this is why scientists believe one day squids could evolve into a sentient species. ;)\

Oh no! The tentacle hentai all makes sense now!

The Japanese have known for years that squid are the most likely to be the next sentient race. They will lock away all the porn in secrent underground vaults. Then, the Squidmen archaelogist and xeno-paleontologists will begin to discover the secrets left behind by ancient civilizations. Then they find the tentacle. And pornography is introduced en masse. Their society will then crumble as ours did.

Well damn, if the Japanese are going down, they're taking people with 'em!

Also, once we learn how to harness the ridiculous power of Graphene, then, and only then, will my dreams of Rail Guns and Mag-Trains be realized.

I've read about that strained graphene thing. Unfortunately, my understanding is not that the strained graphene generated a ridiculously strong magnetic field, but merely that it acted as though it had been subjected to a ridiculously strong magnetic field. It's still cool that we can now observe how atoms and electrons behave under those conditions, but from what I understood we don't actually get the field lines.

 

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