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Google Street View Lets You Visit CERN without Colliding with Anyone

Google Street View Lets You Visit CERN without Colliding with Anyone

The European Organization for Nuclear Research aka CERN reached the attention of the masses when they finished the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. Physicists and other scientists all over…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Punch-Out!!: This Would Probably be the World’s Hardest Game

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Punch-Out!!: This Would Probably be the World’s Hardest Game

Pauline Acalin mashed up the Neil deGrasse Tyson reaction meme with Nintendo’s classic boxing game Punch-Out!! to create this funny print. Can you imagine what physics boxing would be like? Chess boxing would be a walk…

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LEGO Stephen Hawking Kit: A Small Replica of Man

LEGO Stephen Hawking Kit: A Small Replica of Man

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a tiny LEGO sculpture of the world famous physicist and author Stephen Hawking, complete with his wheelchair and computer. I bet there’s a Higgs boson in there too, we…

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Higgs Boson Watch Puts the God Particle on Your Wrist

Higgs Boson Watch Puts the God Particle on Your Wrist

While you might think you need to be a physicist with a particle accelerator to experience the elusive Higgs Boson particle, you’re right. But if you’d like to pay tribute to the recent accomplishments of the…

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Darth Vader Force Gloves: Behold the Power of the Dark Side (of Magnets)

Darth Vader Force Gloves: Behold the Power of the Dark Side (of Magnets)

If only telekinesis were a real thing, we wouldn’t need to resort to such cheap parlor tricks as sticking magnets inside our gloves, but unfortunately we live in the real world, and as far as I…

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Balance Seesaw Ensures a Fair Ride for Kids, Big and Small

Balance Seesaw Ensures a Fair Ride for Kids, Big and Small

If you ever went riding on a seesaw when you were a kid, you know how unrewarding the experience could be if the kid on the other side weighed decidedly more or less than you. But…

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Star Trek Warp Drive is Plausible!

Star Trek Warp Drive is Plausible!

This is the most awesome bit of science news I’ve heard in a long time. Scientists have determined that a warp drive similar to what the Enterprise used to get around the universe is actually more…

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The Higgs Boson Explained via Comics for Us Lesser Geeks

The Higgs Boson Explained via Comics for Us Lesser Geeks

I imagine physicists all over the world must have been titillated by the news that broke out yesterday: scientists at the CERN laboratory have discovered what they think is the Higgs Boson particle. If you want…

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Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk

Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk

Albert Einstein was a scientific bad-ass. I think we can all agree on that. Einstein gave us theories that explain some of the most unexplainable things about our universe. Scientists still live by many of his…

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Bird Man Flies with Homemade Wings?

Bird Man Flies with Homemade Wings?

Jarno Smeets is either one bad-ass geek or a bold-faced liar. This dude appears to have created one of my lifelong dreams using kite fabric and engineering prowess. Smeets has built for himself and one pair…

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Watch as Students Unmix Two Dyes in Liquid

Watch as Students Unmix Two Dyes in Liquid

If you liked shows like Mr. Wizard as a kid, you’ll want to check out this neat video, which shows students from the University of Pennsylvania separating two colored fluids that have been mixed together and…

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Gundam Learns How to Walk

Gundam Learns How to Walk

I always thought the Gundam already knew how to walk, but apparently the giant mech never really knew how to do it properly. So leave it to some enterprising Japanese geek to come up with a…

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Joerg Sprave Builds Heated Slingshot for Maximum Zombie Killing Power

Joerg Sprave Builds Heated Slingshot for Maximum Zombie Killing Power

The latest slingshot from Joerg Sprave has turned up and while it’s lacking the zombie (and coconut) crushing power of the last one we talked about with a hammer on the end, the new one is…

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Pyro Board: Your Tunes are So Hot!

Pyro Board: Your Tunes are So Hot!

I’m sure many of you have are familiar with the Rubens’ Tube, which is a device which works sort of like a VU meter, but with flames. But I have to say that this thing is…

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So This Is How Cobb Spun His Top in Inception

So This Is How Cobb Spun His Top in Inception

If you’ve seen the movie Inception, then you probably already know about his spinning top. If you haven’t, then I’m not about to go spoil the movie for you. However, I am going to talk about…

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The Meissner Effect Illustrated (By a Cute Little Guy)

The Meissner Effect Illustrated (By a Cute Little Guy)

The Meissner effect is defined as “the expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor during its transition to the superconducting state.” When put to the test in scientific experiments, it usually manifests itself as magnet…

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