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NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing

NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing

NASA has announced that it is set to send the OPALS – or Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science – device to the ISS. What that means is that NASA is sending a laser up to the…

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Scientific Cutting Boards for Kitchen Geeks

Scientific Cutting Boards for Kitchen Geeks

I’m just a simple guy. I can’t decipher scientific jargon. I can’t recite more than like four digits of Pi, etc. And I’m okay with that. But if you do know an egghead or are one…

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Scientists Levitate Objects Using Ultrasound Waves

Scientists Levitate Objects Using Ultrasound Waves

Behold witchcraft! Some crazy mages who call themselves scientists are making stuff levitate using ultrasound waves. Check out the video below. It demonstrates three-dimensional, mid-air acoustic manipulation, aka levitation. Aka witchcraft!…

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Dogs Prefer to Poop in Alignment with the Earth’s Magnetic Field

Dogs Prefer to Poop in Alignment with the Earth’s Magnetic Field

I’ve mentioned my daughter’s little pup Buttercup before. I’ve long suspected that Buttercup is an asshole for various reasons, not the least of which is the fact that she will only poop when someone is outside…

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Researchers Find Message in a Bottle Tucked Away in Arctic Since 1959

Researchers Find Message in a Bottle Tucked Away in Arctic Since 1959

Being more of a tropical person, I’m not the sort you would catch exploring the Arctic wilds. However, there are a number of researchers out there that do spend time doing sciencey stuff in the Arctic.…

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Harvard Materials Scientists Invents 3D Printing Tech for Batteries

Harvard Materials Scientists Invents 3D Printing Tech for Batteries

A materials scientist from Harvard University named Jennifer Lewis and her team have invented a new ink and printing process that allows or the manufacture of 3D printed batteries at room temperature. The scientists say that…

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Study Claims At Least 8.8 Billion Earth Size Planets Exist in the Milky Way Alone

Study Claims At Least 8.8 Billion Earth Size Planets Exist in the Milky Way Alone

Not all Earth-sized planets are Earth-like. Take for instance the planet Kepler 78b, it’s Earth like in size but orbits too close to its parent star for any chances supporting life as we know it. That…

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Russians Pull Gigantic Half-Ton Meteorite Fragment from Lake

Russians Pull Gigantic Half-Ton Meteorite Fragment from Lake

If you follow the sometimes strange happenings to do with space and science in general, you probably remember back on February 15th of this year when a massive meteorite entered the atmosphere over the Russian city…

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Researchers Create Headphones Using Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers Create Headphones Using Carbon Nanotubes

There are huge number of headphones available on the market today running the gamut from dirt cheap to incredibly expensive. There are headphones aimed at everyone from users who don’t really care what the music sounds…

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Study Says Eating Bacon Will Make You Live Longer… Sorta.

Study Says Eating Bacon Will Make You Live Longer… Sorta.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, bacon is proof God loves us. Crispity, crunchity bacon is easily my favorite food. The problem is a lot of people want you to believe bacon is…

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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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Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

NASA has announced that the Curiosity Rover took its longest drive yet on the surface of Mars earlier this week. The longest one-day drive in the rover’s history occurred on September 5, putting it within viewing…

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Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

This story proves that sometimes even really smart people get things horribly wrong. For the last 30 years, astronomers have believed that a massive object known as Don Quixote was a near-Earth asteroid. In fact, the…

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NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video

NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video

In the predawn hours of August 28, a NASA video network consisting of five cameras located in the southeast United States recorded a massive fireball. The fireball was a meteor that entered the atmosphere of Earth…

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Air Force Launches Collaboratory: A Place to Collaborate and Solve Science Problems

Air Force Launches Collaboratory: A Place to Collaborate and Solve Science Problems

Despite tremendous technological advancements over the last several decades, there are still numerous challenges which face the world every day. The Air Force has just launched a new website to encourage collaborative problem solving, and to…

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Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover

Two North California sisters, inspired by a documentary, decided to make a Mars Rover by themselves with help from their dad Robert Beatty. Now, 13-year-old Camille Beatty’s and 11-year-old Genevieve’s remote-controlled replica of the Mars Spirit…

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