Microrobots Working Together?


A closer look makes it clear that these busy critters are in fact man-made. Wong-Foy, a senior research engineer at SRI, has built an army of magnetically steered workers to test the idea that ‘microrobot’ could be a better way to assemble electronics components, or to build other small structures. Wong-Foy’s robotic workers have already proved capable of building towers 30 centimeters (two feet) long from carbon rods, and other platforms able to support a kilogram of weight.” w/ photos

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This Software Can Virtually Age A Baby 80 Years


“The explanation of the University of Washington project pretty quickly saps the fun out of the project, by pointing out that they’re not trying to disrupt ‘In20years.com’ but rather trying to work faster and more accurately than the forensics artists who aid police looking for missing children. Currently, the most often-used software requires the subject be at least 6 years old in order to work. The University of Washington’s software can visualize what a one-year-old will look like when he or she turns 80.” w/ photos + video

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Creating Fuel From Seawater?


US experts and Navy brass jointly announced a ‘game-changer’ process that extracts carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas from seawater to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuel to power ships and jet aircraft. The technology means that within 10 years U.S. Navy ships will be able to make their own fuel from seawater thereby doing away with the fuel supply chain and allowing ships to cross oceans and return to ports without need of refueling, according to an AFP report.” w/ photos + video

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Real-Time Installation Of Social Media Feeds


“There’s a kind of crazy headspace that’s easy to fall into after staring at the unceasing scroll of your social media biz on a couple of screens at a time. But this? This is a wholly terrifying total immersion in the form of an installation of sights, sounds, and mind-melting mental stimulation. It’s a lot to take in…” w/ photo + video

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World’s Deepest Cave!


The Krubera Cave is the deepest known cave on Earth. It is located in the Arabika Massif of the Gagrinsky Range of the Western Caucasus, in the Gagra district of Abkhazia, breakaway region of Georgia. The difference in the altitude of the cave’s entrance and its deepest explored point is 7,208 ± 66 ft. It became the deepest-known cave in the world in 2001 when the expedition of the Ukrainian Speleological Association reached a depth of 5,610 ft which exceeded the depth of the previously deepest cave, Lamprechtsofen, in the Austrian Alps, by 80 m.” w/ photos

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Stronger Than Steel, Lighter Than Water?


“A team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, led by materials scientist Jens Bauer, have a new 3D printing material which has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than the toughest known engineering materials and boasts a density lower than that of water… Coated with a 50 nanometers thick layer of alumina, the tiny structures can withstand loading up to 280 megapascals, a unit used to measure pressure. That makes the KIT structures at least as strong as many forms of steel.” w/ photos + video

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World’s Most Visually Stunning Vegetable


The Romanesco Broccoli is nothing short of a mathematical marvel, reminiscent of the Fibonacci series – a sequence of consecutive numbers that add up to the next number. Like: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and so on. So how can a broccoli imitate a series of numbers? Simple. On closer inspection, the Romanesco is revealed to have a spiral starting from the center point. All the smaller florets are arranged around this spiral. In essence, this is the Fibonacci spiral – a series of arcs with radii that follow the Fibonacci sequence. If you count the number of spirals in each direction, they will always be consecutive Fibonacci numbers. A math lesson on a vegetable – isn’t that amazing?” w/ photos + video

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Direct Proof Of The Big Bang Expansion!


“Somebody’s going to win a Nobel Prize. At least that’s what the physics community is saying after the announcement on Monday that a Harvard team has found the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation right after the Big Bang. It’s more proof that the Big Bang really was the beginning of it all. The discovery itself is a little bit tough to wrap your head around — as it should be, given that it helps to explain the beginning of existence.” w/ photos

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Best Juke Ever!

“This juke was so dirty, I had to switch to porn when my mom walked in.” — Billy Sanchez

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