rube goldberg car commercial

This is a neat (Flash) clip of some crazy gravity-contraption made out of car parts. Or at least I think it would be very cool, if it wasn't in a non-resizable postage stamp. As it is, I can't tell whether it was done with editing tricks or CGI, since I can barely see what's going on at all. It always baffles me why web "designers" go out of their way to make it so that you are forced to watch movies in postage stamps that can't be enlarged. Are they designing exclusively for WebTV or what?
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dnalounge update

DNA update, featuring the sad clown stylings of baconmonkey!
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Fusion reactors sure do look cool:

(Articles at NYT and Sandia; 2400x1595 JPEG here.)

Astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates how to drink tea with chopsticks!

And also peanut butter, honey, and crackers. You must watch these Quicktimes: Reel 1 (4.9 Mb), Reel 2 (1.4 Mb), Reel 3 (2.5 Mb), Reel 4 (2.6 Mb).

Check out his forearms at the end when he's smashing the can and his muscles tense up at the end of the last video: he looks like an anatomy drawing wrapped in skin! I wonder if he's just naturally wiry, or if being in space turns you into Iggy Pop?

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