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Category: Weird Science

Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” is a Really a Diamond in the Sky

Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” is a Really a Diamond in the Sky
Scientists have discovered a planet orbiting a sun-like star called 55 Cancri. The planet is known as 55 Cancri e and is a so-called “super-Earth”. 55 Cancri e is 40 light years from the Earth and its light is visible to the naked eye.

Cold Foam Helps You Chill out Instantly

Cold Foam Helps You Chill out Instantly
If you’re feeling overheated, you can always buy one of those “cooling mist” sprays, but they are typically just water or menthol in a spray can. This unique invention from Japan really is ice cold to the touch.

Asteroid Dust Cloud Could Be Used to Fix Global Warming

Asteroid Dust Cloud Could Be Used to Fix Global Warming
A group of scientists from Scotland have an insane idea to help reverse the effects of global warming here on Earth. The scientists think they can grab a near-Earth asteroid called 1036 Ganymed and use it to him to create a massive dust cloud to block some of the Sun’s energy from warming the Earth.

Woman Grows Replacement Ear on Her Arm: Still Easier than Growing a Child in Her Belly

Woman Grows Replacement Ear on Her Arm: Still Easier than Growing a Child in Her Belly
Even though we still don’t have a cure for the common cold, modern medicine does have a lot of achievements under its belt. Most of them creepy. We’ve heard of doctors restoring motion to a paralyzed man, transplant a face and now replace an ear.

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again
Helping people who can’t walk walk again is an admirable goal, and that’s what the Kinect Kinetic Orthosis is supposed to do. It’s specifically designed for people suffering from neurological disorders that affect the strength of their legs.

Category 5 Hurricane Simulator Will Blow You Away, Literally.

Category 5 Hurricane Simulator Will Blow You Away, Literally.
After living in New Orleans for a number of years of my life, I can speak from experience that hurricanes can be serious business. So the more we can learn about how hurricanes and tropical storms work, the more prepared that we can be for disaster, and the more lives and property can be spared from nature’s fury.

Robot Tuna to Protect America’s Watery Borders?

Robot Tuna to Protect America’s Watery Borders?
Are you worried about the safety of America’s waters? Rest easy. The overly paranoid folks at the Department of Homeland Security have a plan. Robotic tuna to the rescue! If that doesn’t work, we can try to stop ticking other countries off, but robots always come first cause robots are cool.

Own a Chunk of the Moon (for about $350K)

Own a Chunk of the Moon (for about $350K)
Over the years, people have tried to sell off many artifacts from the Apollo era of space travel. These objects included things like cameras and gloves and at times even little pieces of Moon rock. NASA considers every chunk of Moon rock returned by Apollo astronauts to be government property and has so far barred any sale or gifting to the public.

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 plausible than previously thought.

Popeye Knew Best: Spinach Could Make Solar Panels More Effective

Popeye Knew Best: Spinach Could Make Solar Panels More Effective
Whenever Popeye was in trouble, he’d always reach for his can of spinach that would give him the strength to punch Bluto’s lights out. While spinach won’t really transform a normal human being into a massive hulk, it actually achieves an effect similar to that on Popeye when it comes to solar panels.

Plaques Placed on Space Shuttle Runway Give Details of Shuttle History

Plaques Placed on Space Shuttle Runway Give Details of Shuttle History
Every time I think about the retiring of the Space Shuttle fleet, it bums me out. I’ve been following the Shuttle since grade school when the Challenger disaster was all we could think about. It’s sad to think that for the foreseeable future, United States astronauts will have to catch a ride with foreign governments to be able to make it into space.

RISR: The App/Sensor That Reads Body Language for You

RISR: The App/Sensor That Reads Body Language for You
You’ve probably wanted at some point in time to be able to fully engage your date or a client. Here’s another tool to help you accomplish your goal. RISR is a “sensor web” that will help you get the most out of each conversation.

Goats Genetically Modified to Produce Human Breast Milk

Goats Genetically Modified to Produce Human Breast Milk
There’s a reason why doctors recommend that mothers breastfeed their newborns for the first few weeks of their lives: because human breastmilk provides the infant with much-need immune system boosters.

3D Indoor Navigation Tech Provides Amazing Accuracy

3D Indoor Navigation Tech Provides Amazing Accuracy
As you probably already know, GPS technology is pretty much useless once you’re inside of a building, so companies are working on ways to provide directional and navigational information while indoors. One very promising technology has been demonstrated by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

ISS Astronauts Finally Fix Stripped Bolts and Finish Power System Repairs

ISS Astronauts Finally Fix Stripped Bolts and Finish Power System Repairs
A few weeks back I was replacing a valve cover gasket on a race car and accidentally rounded off a bolt that was in a hard-to-reach spot. I was working on that bolt in the garage and it took me hours of cursing and trips to the hardware store to get the damaged bolt out and a new one in.

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Usain Bolt
Remember the Cheetah robot, developed by Boston Dynamics for DARPA? It wasn’t long ago that the robot hit a top speed of 18mph, which seemed insanely fast for a hunk of metal with four legs. Now the quadruped ‘bot has smashed its own record, running faster than the world’s fastest man.