Sunrise In Space

Video: Watch a $75,000 sunrise that will leave you breathless

Video: Watch a $75,000 sunrise that will leave you breathless

By on December 25, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

They say the best things in life are free, and waking up early to enjoy the natural wonder of a sunrise certainly fits the bill. But the sunrise you witness from the ground is nothing like the spectacle of a $75,000 sunrise that you might enjoy from space.

What is a $75,000 sunrise? You’re about to find out. More →

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NASA Venus Atmosphere Project

NASA is launching a wild project to make Venus’s atmosphere habitable

By on December 22, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

NASA is launching a wild project to make Venus’s atmosphere habitable

The surface of Venus is not anything close to habitable, since its average surface temperature is around 864 degrees Fahrenheit. But what if we never bothered trying to walk on Venus and instead built a floating city in the clouds that would make Lando Calrissian feel right at home? More →

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The Problem Solver Creative Beer

This beer claims it actually can make you smarter

By on December 22, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

This beer claims it actually can make you smarter

Although some people may see beer drinking as a sport, for others it can be a useful tool, especially creative individuals who’re stuck with writer’s block or other artistic impediments. As Engadget reports, University of Illinois Professor Jennifer Wiley discovered that a blood alcohol level of 0.075 will make a person reach their creative peak because drinking a certain amount of booze lowers the chances that they over think what they’re doing. More →

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Bill Nye Emoji Evolution Video

Video: Watch Bill Nye explain evolution with emoji in just 2 minutes

By on December 16, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Video: Watch Bill Nye explain evolution with emoji in just 2 minutes

Although the theory of evolution is widely accepted within the scientific community, it still faces some resistance from religious fundamentalists who want children to learn that the entire universe was created over the span of a week roughly 6,000 years ago. To help make evolution simple to understand, the brilliant Bill Nye has put together a video explaining the very basics of evolution with the help of emoji.

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3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs Video

Heartwarming video shows a disabled dog walking for the first time thanks to 3D printed legs

By on December 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

Heartwarming video shows a disabled dog walking for the first time thanks to 3D printed legs

3D printers may not be an everyday household item just yet but there’s no doubt that 3D printing technology is leading to some incredible technological breakthroughs. If you want evidence, look no further than a heartwarming video posted by 3D Systems showing a disabled dog named Derby who can now walk thanks to new 3D printed prosthetic legs. More →

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Secure Credit Card Technology

This new tech can make ID theft and credit card forging almost impossible

By on December 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM.

This new tech can make ID theft and credit card forging almost impossible

In light of the many hacks that compromised the security of various retail chains, with hackers being able to steal millions of debit and credit card details that can be used to manufacture forged cards, some researchers believe they have discovered a way to prevent such activities in the future. More →

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Are Chicken McNuggets Real Chicken

Video: McDonald’s explains that its McNuggets are really made from chicken and contain no beaks

By on December 8, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Video: McDonald’s explains that its McNuggets are really made from chicken and contain no beaks

McDonald’s is really getting sensitive to accusations the quality of its food because it’s just put out its second video in recent weeks explaining to us how its meat-based food products are actually made from real meat. This time, McDonald’s takes us on a tour of a Tyson plant in Tennessee to reveal the magic behind its famous deep-fried meat globules. More →

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Elon Musk Gigafactory Batteries

Electric companies should be terrified of Elon Musk’s revolutionary batteries

By on December 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Electric companies should be terrified of Elon Musk’s revolutionary batteries

Although oil prices have been plummeting recently, the future of energy is likely still from renewable sources such as solar power, if only because they make generating electricity insanely cheap. With this in mind, Bloomberg’s Mark Chediak writes that Elon Musk’s new gigafactory should scare electric companies to death because of it will have the ability to mass produce “stationary battery packs that can be paired with rooftop solar panels to store power.” More →

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NASA Orion Launch Video

Watch this incredible footage of NASA’s Orion spacecraft launch

By on December 5, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Watch this incredible footage of NASA’s Orion spacecraft launch

NASA took a big step toward bringing people to Mars this week, although it will still likely be at least another 20 years before we can actually make such a journey. NASA launched its Orion spacecraft on Friday, an event that the organization describes as “the first flight test for NASA’s new deep space capsule and is a critical step on NASA’s journey to Mars.” Orion is set to be airborne for about four-and-a-half hours on Friday before it lands back in the Pacific Ocean. More →

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How Speakers Make Sound

The coolest thing you’ll see today: Animated GIFs explain how speakers make sound

By on December 2, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

The coolest thing you’ll see today: Animated GIFs explain how speakers make sound

Where would the web be without GIFs? People would need to distract themselves from school, work and life in general with annoying things like useful information that might better us as people. Of course, GIFs can be more than just distractions, and graphic designer Jacob O’Neil recently created a series of GIFs that ditch cats and people falling off of things, replacing them instead with awesome animations that are as informative as they are sleek. More →

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Chernobyl Drone Video Footage

This drone-filmed video of Chernobyl is the most haunting thing you’ll see all week

By on November 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

This drone-filmed video of Chernobyl is the most haunting thing you’ll see all week

Thankfully, the closest most of us have come to living in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland has been playing the Fallout series. However, such haunting disaster zones do exist in the world and one of them is located in the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which was the location of the catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred in 1986. Pripyat has been abandoned since the disaster, which released huge amounts of deadly radioactive particles into the atmosphere and left the region uninhabitable. More →

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Global Warming Gorgeous Photos

These gorgeous photos perfectly capture the infuriatingly sad story of global warming

By on November 27, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

These gorgeous photos perfectly capture the infuriatingly sad story of global warming

Global warming is a hotly debated topic around the world, as many people are still not convinced Earth’s climate is being affected by human activity. Business Insider has put up a collection of 17 gorgeous pictures that tell an infuriatingly sad story: global warming is affecting our lives in various subtle and not-so-subtle ways. More →

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