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Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don’t need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We’ve got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you’re a science geek. Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. It’s basically just a gel made from silicon, except all the liquid has been taken out and replaced with gas instead. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. Aerogel isn’t just neat, it’s useful. 3. NASA has been trying to figure out how to get a sample of rock back from Mars for a while now. Every once in a while, a meteorite smashes into Mars hard enough to eject some rocks out into orbit around the sun. 4. 5. So what’s next year’s new color going to be? Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. miracle berry 8.

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Slingshot Instructions: (after you've read these, click here to get a bigger picture.) Click and drag the arrow to change the direction of launch of the spaceship. Choose Jupiter's path distance (the shortest distance of the initial launch point from Jupiter's orbital path) and initial speed of the spaceship. RESET: puts Jupiter into ready position at far left START: Jupiter begins moving at its orbital speed SHOOT: launches the spaceship

Your Age on Other Worlds Want to melt those years away? Travel to an outer planet! <div class="js-required"><hr> This Page requires a Javascript capable browser <hr></div> Fill in your birthdate below in the space indicated. (Note you must enter the year as a 4-digit number!) Click on the "Calculate" button. Extracting & Refining Raw Opium The following post is submitted for informational purposes, only! How To Make Scraped Latex Into Smoke Grade: Make a tool to scrape the pods. Underwater Hotel in Dubai Designers have developed a very amazing plan for the new hotel, where one part of the hotel will be submerged under the water. This project will be probably brought to life very soon and it will amaze every guest, especially guest who whant to see some crazy high-tech, they can all find that in Dubai. Very cool idea!

Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. Picturesque of Green Tsunami from Moravia Here you will find a selection of stunning photos from the Polish photographers Kedrovsky Marek and Krystof Brovko, Green Hills form the amazing waves, which from some angles look like a great green tsunami, check out the amazing beauty… Moravia – the historical region of the Czech Republic to the east of the Czech Republic. This is the edge of the meadow forests, vineyards and fertile fields. This land, once bore the name of Great Moravia, famous for its rich history and folklore traditions, and became the trademark green fields, stretching beyond the horizon.

Tired of Numbers by Mac Funamizu & Yanko Design Mac Funamizu names his newest project a little well, calling the desktop hygrometer and thermometer “Tired of Numbers.” Yanko Design is, incase you were unaware, primarily a blog about design concepts. Project after project, time after time, Mac Funamizu defines the Yanko motto: “Form Beyond Function.” And I mean that in as positive a manner as possible! These objects are pretty self-explainitory, with the exception of a detail from Mac: “Red circles become blue when the temperature becomes negative.”

List of common misconceptions From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated.

30 Best Room Pictures of the Week - May 04th to May 11th, 2012 1. I really love this pool 2. Kohler Waterfall Shower 3. The Hidden Life Within – Artist Giuseppe Penone carefully removes the rings of growth to reveal the ‘sapling within’. Some Bizzare and Odd things around us... Beauty of the nature lies in viewer’s eyes. A photograph is just a way to show or represent that beauty. Here is a bunch of some wonderful pictures which are not only the example of beautiful photography but are also a photograph of some miracles happening in the world. Animal Sleep Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity. Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? Well, it depends on the animal:

High Speed Travel Tubes Can Take You From NY to Beijing In 2 Hours - Elite Daily The Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT) system would take passengers from New York to Beijing in just two hours. Advocates of Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT) claim it is silent, cheaper than planes, trains, or cars and faster than jets. How it would work: put a superconducting maglev train in evacuated tubes, then accelerate using linear electric motors until the design velocity is attained. Passive superconductors allow the capsules to float in the tube, while eddy currents induced in conducting materials drive the capsules. Efficiency of such a system would be high, as the electric energy required to accelerate a capsule could largely be recaptured as it slows.