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10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong. Psychology as we know it is a relatively young science, but since its inception it has helped us to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our interactions with the world.

10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong

Many psychological experiments have been valid and ethical, allowing researchers to make new treatments and therapies available, and giving other insights into our motivations and actions. Sadly, others have ended up backfiring horribly — ruining lives and shaming the profession. Spy Gear. It's one of the most memorable moments in perhaps the best James Bond film, {*style:<i>*}From Russia with Love{*style:</i>*}: SPECTRE agent Rosa Klebb, posing as a hotel maid, drops her gun, and appears to be at a disadvantage as she goes toe to toe with Sean Connery's imposing Bond.

Spy Gear

That is until she deploys her iconic poison-tipped dagger shoes, which have gone on to be copied in other notable action films … and {*style:<i>*}Wild Wild West{*style:</i>*}. But as kitsch as Klebb's cleaver clogs might seem, the CIA attempted to replicate them, and another classic Bond gadget, in real life, according to research by Dr. Christopher Moran of Warwick University. At the heart of the story is the close friendship of Bond author and Ian Fleming and former CIA Director Allen Dulles.


Hidden Fingerprint of Weapons-Grade Plutonium Finally Found. After 50 years of searching, physicists have spotted the fingerprint of radioactive plutonium, revealing the secrets of this complex molecule behind nuclear weapons.

Hidden Fingerprint of Weapons-Grade Plutonium Finally Found

The researchers found the "plutonium signal" using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which is often used to peer into the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Their findings, detailed in the May 18 issue of the journal Science, could help scientists and others figure out the relative amounts of different types of plutonium (and its many compounds) in nuclear reactors, for instance.

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LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality. LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality Okay, this is just freaky.

LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality

We know LED lights are versatile enough to be used for practically anything, but LED contact lenses? Really?! Yes, as it turns out, really. University of Washington researchers have figured out how to implant semitransparent red and blue LED lights in contact lenses, for the purpose of receiving and displaying data in sharp visual images and video. Once miniature green LEDs are developed (and they’re in the works, as of now), full color displays will be possible. Gadgets. Koalas to the Max dot Com.


Earth. Newly discovered Mayan calendar goes way past 2012. Newly discovered wall writings found in Guatemala show the famed Maya culture's obsession with cycles of time.

Newly discovered Mayan calendar goes way past 2012

But they also show calendars that go well beyond 2012, the year when the vanished civilization, according to popular culture, expected the end of the world. "So much for the supposed end of the world," says archaeologist William Saturno of Boston University, lead author of a study in the journal Science, which reported the discovery on Thursday.

CBBC Newsround - 'Ghost town' being built in US to test new technologies. This page was made on Wednesday 9th May 2012Last updated at 07:47 A 'ghost town' is being built in America to test out the latest technologies such as renewable energies and terrorism security systems.

CBBC Newsround - 'Ghost town' being built in US to test new technologies

Nikola Tesla - The Forgotten Wizard. 12.08.2009 - Social scientists build case for 'survival of the kindest' By Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations | 08 December 2009 BERKELEY — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish.

12.08.2009 - Social scientists build case for 'survival of the kindest'

In a wide range of studies, social scientists are amassing a growing body of evidence to show we are evolving to become more compassionate and collaborative in our quest to survive and thrive.


Android integration comes to your car's mirror [w/video] Just when you thought manufacturers couldn't cram any more technology into a vehicle, CES rolls through Las Vegas to show off all-new levels of car-bound gadgetry.

Android integration comes to your car's mirror [w/video]

A company by the name of Rydeen hopes to produce a new range of stereo head units that run the Android operating system. The double-DIN units partner up with a touch-screen enabled rear-view mirror serve up all of the relevant applications we've come to know and love from our Android devices. Currently, Rydeen says it's just using the touchscreen rear-view mirrors as research tools, though a production version may hit the market by 2013. That version will likely boast a more simple interface that should be easier for drivers to use without killing everyone else on the road.

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Intermission: The Robots Can Now Fly and Juggle at the Same Time - Technology. Glow-in-the-dark mushroom rediscovered after 170 years. It's something you would never expect to go missing, but one of the world's brightest glow-in-the-dark mushrooms has been rediscovered after an absence of more than 170 years, according to USA Today.