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Category: Weird Science

Scientists Say Titan Smells Like Farts and Gasoline

Scientists Say Titan Smells Like Farts and Gasoline
NASA scientists have been working hard to replicate the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. Titan has a very dense, high pressure, brownish atmosphere. We know the chemical composition of Titan’s atmosphere thanks to the Cassini spacecraft and data it has collected.

Rumor Says Google in Talks to Invest Millions in Virgin Galactic

Rumor Says Google in Talks to Invest Millions in Virgin Galactic
A story in Sky News claims that Google is in talks with Virgin Galactic to invest millions of dollars in the venture. Virgin Galactic is the project that aims to eventually take private passengers on a trip into space where they will get to experience weightlessness.

Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles

Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles
I’d wager what most of us know of the velociraptor is what we learned from Jurassic Park. The Raptor is a smaller dinosaur that is believed to have hunted in packs. Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a robot that is based on the velociraptor.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fears Aliens May Have Visited Earth and Thought We Were Too Stupid

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fears Aliens May Have Visited Earth and Thought We Were Too Stupid
Perhaps the most famous scientist alive today is astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He has his own internet meme and is the host of the major network TV show Cosmos. Tyson recently talked about alien contact being the next frontier.

Lieutenant Calf, You Got New Legs!

Lieutenant Calf, You Got New Legs!
A poor calf was literally left out in the cold this winter and suffered frostbite to both of its hind legs. The frostbite was so severe that the calf lost both the back legs to surgical amputation.

SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder

SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder
Last year we found out about TellSpec, a portable scanner that can identify the composition of food as well as provide nutritional data. A company called ConsumerPhysics is raising funds for SCiO, which works similarly to TellSpec but seems to be more versatile.

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty
When I was growing up, the only putty-like plaything I had was good old Silly Putty. I always loved messing around with it until it started to turn a sort of weird grey color after picking up too many prints of the Sunday funnies with the stuff.

World’s Smallest Magazine Cover

World’s Smallest Magazine Cover
While there’s no shrink ray in existence as of yet, scientists are hard at work at making magazines available for us, just in case we ever get down to the micrometer scale. In fact, a laboratory in Switzerland has managed to print an image so small that you could fit over 2,000 of them onto a single grain of salt. 

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 ISS that can be used to send messages including HD video back to the Earth with more bandwidth and speed than conventional methods.

Doctors Want to Put Humans into Suspended Animation

Doctors Want to Put Humans into Suspended Animation
One of the many staples of science fiction and other fantasy movies and TV shows is suspended animation. If you have to fly somewhere on a starship, suspended animation will get you there without you being 114 when you arrive, at least in the sci-fi world.

The Miracle Machine Turns Water into Wine, Kinda.

The Miracle Machine Turns Water into Wine, Kinda.
A lot of people out there really enjoy brewing their own beer. There are plenty of kits out there that make it easy to make your own brew and get drunk without having to trek down to the convenience store.

Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Pass Between the Earth and Moon today

Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Pass Between the Earth and Moon today
A rather large asteroid named 2014 DX110 is set to make a “close approach” to the Earth today. Astronomers say the asteroid will indeed pass between the Earth and Moon. While that sounds frighteningly close to use, it’s actually very far away.

Forensics Reveal the Face of Crystal Head Vodka

Forensics Reveal the Face of Crystal Head Vodka
You know how forensic artists are. They can’t pass up an opportunity to take a skull and see what it looked like when it was alive. They might even be curious to see what the skull-shaped bottle of Crystal Head Vodka looked like, had it been living.

Ivanpah Solar Plant Accidentally Creates Death Ray that Kills Birds in Flight

Ivanpah Solar Plant Accidentally Creates Death Ray that Kills Birds in Flight
Last week in the California desert, a $2.2 billion solar plant opened that creates electricity by harnessing solar energy. Rather than using traditional solar panels, this facility has hundreds of mirror-like reflectors that shoot the sunlight at a tower filled with water in the center of the mirror arrays.

Military Researchers Working on MRE Pizza Good for Three Years on the Shelf

Military Researchers Working on MRE Pizza Good for Three Years on the Shelf
I’ve never been in the military before, but I know a few people that have been. They have all commented at one time or another how gross most of the MREs (“meals-ready-to-eat”) they have to eat are.

Researchers Create Smart Glasses That Let Surgeons See Cancer Cells in Glowing Blue

Researchers Create Smart Glasses That Let Surgeons See Cancer Cells in Glowing Blue
There are untold numbers of people that go into surgery around the world every week due to cancer. Cancer surgery can be difficult on the patient and for the surgeon because it is very difficult to know if all of the cancer cells were removed.

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