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Category: Weird Science

Portable Consciousness: The Science of SELF/LESS

Portable Consciousness: The Science of SELF/LESS
I just saw an early screening of the sci-fi thriller SELF/LESS, and really enjoyed it. The film stars Ben Kingsley as a Billionaire real estate magnate diagnosed with a terminal illness, who in his dying days…
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Own an Actual Velociraptor Claw

Own an Actual Velociraptor Claw
With the massive success of Jurassic World, prehistoric creatures are once again the talk of dinnertime conversations around the globe. While you could just settle for some CGI dinosaurs and velociraptors, why not go for the…
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The Reason SpaceX Keeps Trying to Land Its Rockets

The Reason SpaceX Keeps Trying to Land Its Rockets
Elon Musk is a seriously cool dude. Not only does he lead Tesla in making some of the coolest EVs on the market, he is also at the helm of SpaceX, and has lots of success…
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This Is What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum into a Lava Lamp

This Is What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum into a Lava Lamp
Fans of destroying things to see what happens will enjoy this fun video of YouTuber The Backyard Scientist pouring molten aluminum into a giant lava lamp – just to see what happens. Because it’s fun and…
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This Sketchbook Full of Synthetic Skin Helps Tattoo Artists Practice

This Sketchbook Full of Synthetic Skin Helps Tattoo Artists Practice
This is creepy, but also cool. Most artists get to practice their craft until they are great at it. Tattoo artists don’t have that luxury. Their medium is flesh and people have to live with their…
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Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record
Back in 2013, we talked about a tiny robot from UC Berkeley that a team had developed that was able to run around at 2.7 meters-per-second. That was pretty fast, but roughly two years later the…
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Navy Railgun Annihilates Steel Plates in Live Fire Test

Navy Railgun Annihilates Steel Plates in Live Fire Test
We have talked about the awe-inspiring railgun that the US Navy has been working on before. The last time we mentioned it the gun was test fired at 32-megajoules and looked incredible doing it. The Navy…
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Genie Food Replicator: From the USS Enterprise to Your Stomach

Genie Food Replicator: From the USS Enterprise to Your Stomach
One of my favorite things from the original Star Trek series was the Replicator. Just walk up to the machine, tell it what you want to eat, and voila, a piping hot, tasty meal is ready…
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Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years

Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years
When it comes to accuracy in telling time, the atomic clock is at the top of the heap. In fact, an atomic clock is used right now to set the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is…
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A Look at the Engineering of the Aluminum Can

A Look at the Engineering of the Aluminum Can
We take a lot of things for granted in our lives, but if you take a closer look at some of the everyday objects that we use, you might be amazed and marvel at the engineering…
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Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell

Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell
A few years ago we learned of rumors about contact lenses that gave the wearer night vision. But a better solution may have been around doctors for years all along. Independent research team Science for the…
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NASA Thinks One of Saturn’s Moons Could Support Life

NASA Thinks One of Saturn’s Moons Could Support Life
NASA launched the Cassini spacecraft way back in 2004 on a mission to orbit Saturn and study the planet and its moons. One of the most interesting things to study in Saturn’s orbit turned out to…
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NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean
One of the main reasons NASA sent rovers to Mars was to see if they could find evidence of water remaining on its surface and determine if the ancient waters of Mars allowed life to develop.…
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Deer Supplement Their Vegetarian Diets with Birds!?

Deer Supplement Their Vegetarian Diets with Birds!?
If you read our site much, you know we post stories about weird science stuff on occasion. Most of that stuff is cool and doesn’t creep me out at all, unless we are talking about robots…
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Video Proves Why the Beach is a Terrible Place

Video Proves Why the Beach is a Terrible Place
I’m not a big fan of the Texas gulf coast, which is the closest beach to where I live. The water is not clear at all, which means Jaws could set upon you at any time…
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New Catfish Species Named after Greedo from Star Wars: “Going Somewhere, Salmon?”

New Catfish Species Named after Greedo from Star Wars: “Going Somewhere, Salmon?”
This world is amazing when you consider that we have not even discovered all of the lifeforms on it, and probably never will. This is Peckoltia greedoi. It is a newly described species of suckermouth catfish…
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