Mars Makes News: A Gabbing Geek Tribute to the Red Planet

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Better than sitting on Uranus…

Big week for the 4th rock from the Sun.  It’s time for the Red Planet’s spotlight! Check out the detail after the break!

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What If Nintendo Made a Smart Phone?

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Ninetndo.  You missed your moment.  Instead of the iPhone, we should have the Smart Boy instead.  What would it feature?

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Pluto Is Ready For Its Close Up!

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Like everyone else, NASA has grown tired of Uranus (nailed it in the first sentence), so the New Horizon moved on to Pluto.  In the next 24 hours we should (hopefully) be getting even better pictures of the artist formerly known as a planet.  Need to be up to speed? Don’t follow real news sites and Gabbing Geek is the best you got?  We got ya covered!

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What Does a Nuclear Explosion Look Like From Space?

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We are all familiar with the mushroom cloud visual of nukes as seen from the vantage point of Earth.  What do they look like to the folks in space who would be wondering if they had a planet to go back to?

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The Science Of Bacon – Spoiler Alert… It’s Delicious! 

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Ahhhhhhh. The science of bacon. Who does’t love bacon. NO ONE. That’s right – not a soul on earth doesn’t love bacon. Even those people who swore off pork for religious reasons, and including those that think bacon is unhealthy – even all those people love bacon – because BACON. In fact, 43% of Canadians would choose Bacon over Sex! That’s a fact! Wow @jimmyimpossible I would have never guessed your people were such fans of the pork over…. porking! But I digress, Watch this awesome video from ASAP Science on why bacon is the food of the gods!

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The Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttles

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In Soviet Russia, you don’t abandon a space shuttle facility.  Space shuttle facility abandons you!  Click on for more awesome pictures from what looks like it could be a bonus map on Call of Duty!

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The Martian – Official Trailer

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The first full-length trailer has arrived for “The Martian,” the sci-fi drama directed by Ridley Scott, which opens November 25th and stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover.

Based on the 2011 novel by Andy Weir, astronaut Mark Watney (Damon), who during a manned mission to Mars is presumed dead and left behind by his crew. Struggling to survive with only meager supplies, Watney manages to get a signal to Earth, leading NASA to search for a way to bring “the Martian” home, even as his own crew hatches a daring — and seemingly impossible — rescue plan. Watch trailer after the break:

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“I’m Thirsty.” “I Know.”

hanfridgeNow we finally know why Jabba wanted to keep that Carbonite-Han in this palace: not only did it serve as a reminder of Jabba’s vindictiveness for smugglers who did not fulfull their obligations to the Hutt but it also kept all the beer cold!  Now you too can have a smaller version of this fridge to keep any beverage of your choice beer cold too.  It’s only $150 over at ThinkGeek, but be sure to toast GabbingGeek when you open your first Han-can.

MIT Students Watch Terminator 2, Think “We Can Build That”

"Please stop running, human.  I only want to love you with my robot teeth and flesh-cutting lasers."
“Please stop running, human. I only want to love you with my robot teeth and flesh-cutting lasers.”

MIT has a bunch of really smart people who want to destroy the world.  How else to explain all their brilliant minds coming up with a robot that can now jump over obstacles?  The original Terminator was at least slow, when T2 gave us the running, liquid metal Terminator humanity was all “That’s it, we’re done, really glad those don’t exist.  MIT heard that some 20 years later and said “Oh we can make that exist.”  And they did.  With 4 legs for now, and thankfully they named it something tame like Cheetah and not after a super fast animal that can kill you.  Oh, wait…

Check out the video after the break that will surely be seen in a future documentary “Stupid Humans: How They Built Their Destroyers.”  It will probably be featured right after the robotic butt story.

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Some Guy In Sweden Says We Now Have an Earth Flag

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An art designer in Sweden has designed a flag for the entire world.  I’m sure this will play well in the Red States.  What does the new flag look like?  Click on!

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