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Volcano zone reservoirs could hold huge amounts of gold and silver

By on September 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Volcano zone reservoirs could hold huge amounts of gold and silver

The heat is on for prospectors in what could be the next gold rush. According to a recent study in the journal Geothermics, a team of geologists has discovered a mother lode of gold and silver inside super-heated reservoirs within New Zealand’s Taupo Volcanic Zone. Extreme heat from the volcanoes’ magma plumes is heating water, producing acidic underground reservoirs and springs that in turn dissolve the surrounding rock. This then allows the embedded gold and silver to come loose and collect in the water. If successfully drilled, one well could yield as much as $2.7 million in gold a year. More →

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Stephen Hawking New Black Hole Theory

Stephen Hawking challenges everything we thought we knew about black holes

By on August 26, 2015 at 11:15 PM.

Stephen Hawking challenges everything we thought we knew about black holes

Those of us who were raised on science fiction shows and books know that black holes are something to be avoided since they will inevitably suck your spaceship into an infinitely dense void from which nothing — not even light — can escape. However, physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed a new theory about black holes that suggests they not be as all-powerful as we once thought, although you still would never want fly into one. More →

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Cancer Growth Stop Cell

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

By on August 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a breakthrough discovery related to how cells replicate in cancer patients, how to put a stop to the process, and even how to reverse a tumor. More →

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Drone Submarine

The U.S. Navy is working on a drone that can fly and swim underwater

By on August 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The U.S. Navy is working on a drone that can fly and swim underwater

Always on the lookout for new and creative ways to gather information in hard to reach locations, the United States Naval Research Laboratory (USNRL) has quietly been developing a drone that can not only fly through the air, but also swim underwater.

Called “Flimmer”, the device has been under development for about two years, with research being spearheaded by Dan Edwards who works in the Vehicle Research and Tactical Electronic Warfare section within the USNRL. The Vehicle Research Section, according to the Navy, is “dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in unmanned systems technology.”

And Flimmer, if anything, seems to fit that bill.

Now the way Flimmer works is seemingly simple enough to belie its true complexity. The device takes off like any other airborne drone and flies off into the distance. Next, the drone splashes down at a pre-determined location, submerges itself under water where it then begins to swim to a target location. By air, Flimmer can reach speeds of 57 MPH. In the water, Flimmer travels at about 11 MPH.

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Great Barrier Reef Rival Australia

Scientists discover new reef that might be even bigger than the Great Barrier Reef

By on August 25, 2015 at 7:10 PM.

Scientists discover new reef that might be even bigger than the Great Barrier Reef

You know Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia that you’ve seen in countless videos and pictures? Well, it turns out there’s yet another similarly impressive reef that’s located near the same country. More →

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Oldest Message Bottle 108 Years

Not-so-instant messaging: The oldest message in a bottle is found 108 years later

By on August 24, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Not-so-instant messaging: The oldest message in a bottle is found 108 years later

We live in a world where we crave instant results, instant iMessage responses and immediate rewards. And technology makes it all happen. Just pull whatever smartphone you favor out of your pocket and you’ll get lots of digital content to keep you entertained, and – most importantly – access to instant communications.

But that wasn’t the case in the more distant past, when other messaging techniques were the norm, including messages in bottles. The oldest such message was found on a beach in Germany this April, after being released into the sea sometime between 1904 and 1906. More →

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Consumer Reports Ground Beef Study

Consumer Reports explains why you should stop cooking burgers medium rare

By on August 24, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Consumer Reports explains why you should stop cooking burgers medium rare

Everyone loves eating a juicy hamburger that’s nice and red on the inside. However, a new study from Consumer Reports warns that eating non-organic ground beef medium rare could leave you very susceptible to several food-related illnesses due to a high concentration of bacteria in the meat. More →

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3D Printing Glass Video

Watching glass get 3D printed is absolutely mesmerizing

By on August 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Watching glass get 3D printed is absolutely mesmerizing

Advanced 3D printing technology lets us quickly create various objects, including real buildings and cars, but one of the most unusual uses for 3D printing might be creating glass objects by using a unique 3D printer model. Scientists from MIT have already figured out how to put molten glass through a 3D printer and have released a video that shows the mesmerizing process of creating objects using this particular material. More →

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NASA Armageddon Asteroid Disaster September Denial

NASA confirms we won’t all be killed by an asteroid next month

By on August 21, 2015 at 12:45 PM.

NASA confirms we won’t all be killed by an asteroid next month

What do you do if you’reNASA and have to fight off a crazy rumor that says the planet will be hit Armageddon-style by an asteroid in mid-September? Normally, nothing. In rare cases though, you go ahead and deny the whole thing in an official announcement, so that all the crazy talk about such an impeding tragedy might stop. More →

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Psychopath Traits Study Contagious Yawning

Science finds a new way to tell if someone you know may be a psychopath

By on August 21, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

Science finds a new way to tell if someone you know may be a psychopath

No matter how well you did in Psychology 101 in college, it’s still not a good idea to run around trying to diagnose people you know with psychopathy. That said, if you’re the type of pseudo-shrink who just can’t help themselves, you’ll be interested to see a new study from Baylor University that has uncovered a new common trait for psychopaths… and it involves yawning. More →

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India’s Mars orbiter captures beautiful 3D images of the red planet

By on August 19, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

India’s Mars orbiter captures beautiful 3D images of the red planet

The Indian Space Research Organisation has released a series of beautiful images taken by the country’s Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter. The images reveal striking details of the Ophir Chasma, a canyon that spans about 186 miles of the planet’s surface.

The orbiter marks India’s first interplanetary space venture. More →

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Giant Jellyfish Caught On Video

Incredibly rare (and freaky) species of giant jellyfish gets caught on video

By on August 19, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Incredibly rare (and freaky) species of giant jellyfish gets caught on video

There are a lot of large and very freaky creatures lurking at the bottom of the ocean. One of them is the stygiomedusa gigantea, a gigantic species of jellyfish that can have a diameter of up to one meter and that features long, thick tentacles that can be as long as six meters. This is not something you want to encounter while swimming but thankfully it seems you have to go pretty deep into the sea to encounter one, as a new video of the creature shows. More →

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