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Shooting Liquid Metal Bullets into Water at High Speed
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Shooting Liquid Metal Bullets into Water at High Speed

May 14, 2016There are certain metals out there that when mixed with water, create incredibly violent reactions, often times causing large explosions. These metals are Potassium, Sodium, Lithium and Calcium, which get less reactive as you go down the list, meaning that calcium doesn& 39;t create as large of a reaction as potassium would.

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Jet Air Dryers Spread More Bacteria than Conventional Hand Dryers, Study Finds

April 18, 2016The idea is that after finishing your business in the bathroom, you wash your hands with soap and water to sterilize, then stick your hands right under a jet of hot air to dry them up. But could a jet dryer put more bacteria on your hands than you initially had? Unfortunately, as it turns out, those speedy convenient jet dryers have the potential to spread thousands of bacteria.
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Extraordinary Nanowire Battery Can Be Charged Over 200,000 Times

April 23, 2016 Image Source: University of California, Irvine The absence of ultra reliable, compact batteries in our modern world is a problem, a big problem. Even though some advances have been made with lithium ion batteries, they don& 39;t last a terribly long time. If we are to enter the next era of sustainable energy, we are going to need better batteries.
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Your New Password Could be the Echo Your Skull Makes

April 24, 2016Coming up with your own unique password that fits the rules of every website can be pretty frustrating, but it may be a thing of the past. A new device claims that through the use of integrated speakers, it can receive a specific skull conduction echo that will be unique to the user. This of course means that signing in to your computer, or any of your devices, may become as simple as holding your head up to a speaker.
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NASA Discovers Lone Planet with No Host Star

April 28, 2016As scientists and astronomers have set out to group regions of space and celestial bodies, they often find certain stars, planets, and other objects that belong in no set grouping. To explain further, in recent years, astronomers have found that lone planets in our galaxy with no orbital path may in fact outnumber the amount of stars in the Milky Way.
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Cube Satellites Could Be the Future of Space Exploration

May 02, 2016Tiny satellites are becoming more of a useful technology in the age of modern space exploration. As trips into space are typically gauged by price per pound or kilogram, fitting the most technology into the smallest package can be exceptionally beneficial. These tiny satellites are called CubeSats, and NASA is developing many different versions, 2 of which will even be making a trip to Mars independently relaying data back to Earth.
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Revolutionary Wonder Material: Graphene

May 03, 2016 Image Source: AlexanderAlUS,,Wikipedia Many people are familiar with silicon, but it appears that a new wonder material called graphene could replace it in all kinds of different industries. Graphene is a one atom-thick material that conducts electricity better than silver, conducts heat better than diamonds and is stronger than steel.
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This YouTuber Poured Molten Salt into Water – and it EXPLODED

May 03, 2016A YouTuber poured molten salt into an aquarium filled with water which created a massive explosion that destroyed the tank.The BackyardScientist knows how to do explosions – big explosions. The YouTuber creates fantastic experiments testing curious questions like what happens when you pour molten aluminum in a watermelon, testing how strong oobleck is, and of course seeing what happens when you pour molten salt into a tank of water- among many others.
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Electronic Skin Close To Reality With Self-Healing Sensors

May 02, 2016 Image Source: AP Breitbart Jerusalem Remember all those science fiction movies that showed cyborgs capable of self-repairing their skin? Remember how impossible that seemed? Well, it now appears that self-healing electronic skin is closer to reality than ever.The ability of a human body to heal itself is undeniably amazing.
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New Species of Reflective Jellyfish Discovered in Marianas Trench

May 05, 2016The ocean is a vast expanse of unknown species and mysteries, and with only 5 of the ocean ever explored, there is bound to be some amazing creatures dwelling in the deep. Researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer were exploring regions of the Marianas Trench with their submersible ROV when a particularly intriguing animal came into view.
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World's Largest Liquid Mirror: Large Zenith Telescope

May 06, 2016 Image Source: Large Zenith Telescope The largest liquid mirror telescope on earth is the Large Zenith Telescope. It& 39;s also the third largest optical telescope in North America. Instead of a glass mirror, the mirror in the Zenith Telescope is made from liquid mercury and it rotates at a rate of about 8.
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Why You Should Never Look at the Sun Through a Telescope

One Astronomer proved once and for all what would happen if you looked at the sun through a telescope, so he used a pig eye to demonstrate.May 07, 2016You probably know, but looking into the Sun is not something you should ever do if you value your vision. The corneas in our eyes cannot withstand the UV radiation put out from the sun, even if it is 150 million kilometers away, according to Science Alert.
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You Can Safely Pour This Liquid Metal Onto Your Hands

May 11, 2016When you think of liquid metals, you probably think of a dangerous one like liquid mercury. But did you know there& 39;s a liquid metal that& 39;s safe to handle with your bare hands? It& 39;s called gallium and it& 39;s fascinating. You can safely put liquid gallium in your hands and observe its unique characteristics.
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Transparent 'Second Skin' Erases Wounds And Wrinkles

May 11, 2016Up until now there has been no material that can restore the elastic properties of human skin. Today, a group of researchers says they have successfully developed a & 39;second skin& 39; polymer that is strong, stretchy, safe and adherent. It could potentially be used to heal wounds, decrease the appearance of wrinkles, aid in covering up diseased skin and reduce skin dehydration.
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This is What Happens to Your Body After Drinking Soda

May 11, 2016Soda is consumed by a large majority of people around the world, not only because it can sometimes be cheaper than water, but also because it is just so delicious and sweet. There may be a problem to drinking sodas or even just eating foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup. According to The Renegade Pharmacist, and many other doctors, high-fructose corn syrup may be what is causing the obesity epidemic across the world.
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Shooting Liquid Metal Bullets into Water at High Speed

May 14, 2016There are certain metals out there that when mixed with water, create incredibly violent reactions, often times causing large explosions. These metals are Potassium, Sodium, Lithium and Calcium, which get less reactive as you go down the list, meaning that calcium doesn& 39;t create as large of a reaction as potassium would.
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Why Concrete Doesn't Actually Dry Out

Have you ever wondered why concrete does not reabsorb water once it has dried out? Well, the answer to that is pretty interesting.May 14, 2016Concrete is everywhere. You can& 39;t go many places anymore without seeing it. Most of the concrete we see is in the form of sidewalks or buildings, but some artists even use it to build odd concrete structures, like the ones at the Garden of Eden in Kansas: Image Source: Kohler Foundation But have you ever wondered why concrete does not reabsorb water once it has dried out?
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Organism Found That Could Rewrite Biology Textbooks

May 15, 2016You probably remember high school biology where you were taught that the mitochondria is the & 34;powerhouse& 34; of the cell, well, it turns out that it may not be as essential as once thought. A new study has been published that found a Eukaryote present in the gut of one of the scientist& 39;s pet chinchillas that indeed, does not contain mitochondria.
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Firing a Gun in Space – What Would Happen?

May 16, 2016Guns can fire a projectile at over 1000 meters per second, but what would happen if you fired a gun while floating in space? Well if you remember Newton& 39;s third law of motion, you will know that firing the gun will actually propel you backward due to an equal and opposite force. Now, you won& 39;t be going the same speed as the bullet because you have a different mass.
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Gummy Bears Squished by a Hydraulic Press

May 20, 2016Gummy bears are colorful, squishy, and delicious to eat. They also make the perfect candidate for the Hydraulic Press Channel& 39;s victim list. The channel is quite possibly one of the most interesting and unintentionally funny channels on YouTube with its only material comprising of- you guessed it- squishing all sorts of materials until some interesting, and sometimes quite hilarious or even explosive results occur.
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How Much Radiation are You Exposed to by Everyday Objects?

May 17, 2016We tend to think of radioactivity as something that only surrounds nuclear energy and atomic bombs, but we are actually exposed to radioactive material every day. To start, we need to understand how radiation is measured. The units are Sieverts, which is the SI unit that takes into the effects of ionizing radiation has on the human body.
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