Category Archives: science

Sun lets loose a plasma filament

One cannot begin to understand the actual size of a plasma filament on the sun. Our minds can’t comprehend size beyond what we know or have experienced. We only comprehend money.

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International Space Station Assembly – fave

This annotated animation details the assembly of the International Space Station, from the launch of the first segment in 1998 to today and beyond.

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When beer goes bad

Beer time lapse over the course of 60 days. Every so often, it changes its style until the dark forces take complete control and grow mutant yeast cultures right on the surface.

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Pizza night aboard the ISS

Crew members aboard the International Space Station got a treat when NASA sent them a special meal kit. Yuk! Looks like cardboard and peanut butter disks.

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Testing 4-way intersection traffic flows

30 different scenarios, one answer: allow vehicles to pass through other vehicles. [6:07]

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NASA reinvented the wheel

Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory. These rover tires are made from a nickel-titanium alloy. A material that can be deformed and return back to shape. The super-elastic material allows it to … Continue reading

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MRI scanner upgrade

A factoid-filled timelapse of upgrading a Trio whole body MRI scanner to a new MAGNETON Prisma 3 Tesla system. The installation took place at the Biomedical Imaging Center at the Beckman Institute over the course of twelve days. [4:05] A … Continue reading

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Bacteria vs. antibiotics on a large plate

Scientists from the Kishony Lab at HMS and Technion have designed a simple way to observe how bacteria move as they become impervious to drugs. The experiments are thought to provide the first large-scale glimpse of the maneuvers of bacteria … Continue reading

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Dream Chaser free flight test 2017

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft had a successful free-flight test on November 11, 2017 at Edwards Air Force Base, with support of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. No affiliation with the brewery of similarly named mountains and Torpedoes. More … Continue reading

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Rocket powered birthday cake cutter

This invention makes cakes more sanitary and easier to serve. It uses rocket science. [4:38]

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SpaceX – McGregor, TX

A video tour of Musk’s rocket venture.

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Will a gas engine run on Everclear?

Guy fuels a lawn mower engine with 190 proof, 95% ABV grain alcohol. Of course it’ll run; it’s done at the drag strip all the time. Care to try it on your old Honda? [8:02]

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First Ever Light & Gravitational Wave Cosmic Event!

The merging of two neutron stars was detected by gravitational waves and then by telescopes in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is news for all the armchair cosmologists and astronomers. If you are interested. Video link. [5:25]

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The Cassini Saturn Mission

Cassini’s Grand Finale. [53:09] Video link.

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The numbers on toaster dials

Toaster dial settings are relative. Relative to what? Dissimilar metals and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Pfft!

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Sophia bot

Sophia is Hanson Robotics entry into humanoid female AI development. She’s easier to look at than that “creator” guy with no eyebrows. [4:29]

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