In today’s edition of, “Why Is This A Thing We’re Talking About?”, we take a look at Space Strawberries, which is now a thing that we are apparently talking about. Why are we talking about this thing? Well, PopSci reports that the Seascape Strawberry Plant can produce strawberries with as little as 10 hours of
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The hand of God? An alien breaching the walls of our galaxy? The giant space hand you see here is actually pulsar PSR b1509-58.This neutron star spins seven times per second and is relatively young by pulsar standards – the light of the supernova that caused it would have first reached our planet about 1,700
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A group of Japanese manufacturers are getting together to build a a bipedal, moon-faring robot. Now I’m not sure if the endeavor will produce a sassy Futurama-esque robot or a sad Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy version, but I’m really hoping of the former. I am sure, however, that the Japanese coop named Astro-Technology SOHLA
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Scientists have finally found a way to keep me protected during my nights of crime fighting — boron. By weaving boron — the third hardest element known to man — into the carbon of cotton, scientists create a little forest of ultra-hard boron spikes. These little spikes can essentially create something that is harder than
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Attention magnet lovers – there is a new magnet king on the block! Until now, the strongest magnetic material on earth has been a mixture of iron and cobalt. Well, iron-cobalt, you can go straight to hell! There’s a new mightiest magnetic material on the block, and it’s called “a compound containing iron and nitrogen.”
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NASA took eight ultra-high resolution images of the Martian surface based on public suggestions. The NASA image gallery hosted smaller versions of the staggering images. Even in three colors the images are simply beastly. HiRISE is the most powerful camera ever to orbit another planet. It has taken thousands of black-and-white images, and hundreds of
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Researchers at MIT and Harvard are scrambling morals in the name of science. Using a powerful magnetic field, scientists from MIT, Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are able to scramble the moral center of the brain, making it more difficult for people to separate innocent intentions from harmful outcomes. The research could
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Fingerprints, DNA…bacteria? Some eggheads over at UC Boulder say they’ve found a way to accurately identify people based on samples of bacteria swabbed from said people’s mouses and computer keyboards. Turns out, we each carry around 150 individual species of bacteria on our hands, bacteria which in turn carry a genome unique to each person.
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The “cloaking device,” to use a Star Trek term, just got a step closer – news out of Germany shows that scientists successfully hid part of a piece of gold from the visible eye. How? “Photonic crystals,” whatever those are, were used to bend the light waves around a small bump on a gold surface,
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Who’s this lovely lady eating what is likely a baby you ask? Well, this charming lass is Zhang Ruifang, and despite her advanced age — 101 years old — she is full of energy. Sure the energy is derived directly from Satan, but she’s one hell of a cook. The Daily Mail said the Chinese
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