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Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

October 22, 2017

How Would We Stop A Nuclear Missile?

Nuclear Missile
A nuclear missile
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Most of us are hoping that any nuclear threats are just empty threats, and getting at the facts about ICBMs can be difficult. But what would actually happen if someone launched a nuclear weapon?

A New Source Of Fukushima Radiation Was Just Found, Now What?

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
Researchers found radioactive particles from Fukushima on beaches miles away, but how did it get there? And should we be worried?

October 21, 2017

What's The Best Way To Rescue A Drowned Phone?

Save Wet Phone
Save Wet Phone
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What should you do after your phone goes for a swim?

Spying From Space: How The CIA Recovered Film From Secret Satellites

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
Humans have launched hundreds of spy satellites, but the first ones required a little more creativity.

This AI Doesn't Need Any Help From Humans

Stefan Chin
A screenshot of Stefan Chin  
Scientists have developed a new AI that can teach itself how to be the master of an ancient board game.

October 19, 2017

Why We Hallucinate While Falling Asleep

Hank Green
A screenshot of Hank Green  
Have you ever found yourself seeing images right before falling asleep?

October 18, 2017

The Space Mirror That Turned Night Into Day

Reid Reimers
A screenshot of Reid Reimers 
Solar sail technology was once only theoretical, but it's now being developed to propel spaceships. How did the first solar sails get into space, and why?

How Often Do You Really Need To Shower?

Stefan Chin
A screenshot of Stefan Chin  
Do you really need a daily shower to stay clean, or is it doing more harm than good?

October 16, 2017

October 15, 2017

Why Do Dogs Shake To Dry Off?

Wet Dog Shaking Off Water
Wet dog shaking off water
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Everyone loves a slow motion video of a dog shaking to dry off, but what is the science behind it?

The U.S. & Russia Are Building A Deep Space Gateway, Here's What You Need To Know

Trace Dominguez
A screenshot of Trace Dominguez  
The U.S. and Russia have announced plans to put a new structure in the orbit of the moon. What will it look like?

October 14, 2017

The Simple Discovery That Let Us Fly Faster Than The Speed Of Sound

Julian Huguet
A screenshot of Julian Huguet 
Breaking the sound barrier is considered one of the greatest achievements of aviation, but how exactly did we manage to fly faster than sound?

October 13, 2017

How The Universe Began (Is Science Wrong?)

Koi Fresco
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Koi Fresco — an American vlogger who enjoys discussing things of a philosophical nature, shares with us: How The Universe Began (Is Science Wrong?).

October 12, 2017

How To Learn While You Sleep

Brit Garner
A screenshot of Brit Garner  
You may not be able to unlock all the secrets of the universe while you snooze, but it's still possible to reinforce what you've already learned.

October 11, 2017

Scientists Make Lithium Batteries Better With Asphalt

Steve Gibson
A screenshot of Steve Gibson 
Researchers at Rice University have discovered that a touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries.

October 10, 2017

The Science Of Why You Should Water Down Your Whiskey

Whiskey
Whiskey
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The secret to enjoying a good whiskey?

Life Under A Black Sun

Black Sun
Black Sun
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In the paper, Life Under a Black Sun, authors Tomas Opatrny, Lukas Richterek and Pavel Bakala describe a scenario whereby a planet is drawn into orbit not by a star, but a black hole.

October 8, 2017

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