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This bot climbs on walls using supersonic air
posted May 27 2011 20:28.18 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I bet that when you saw this bot in the picture above, you thought that the suction cups it has are connected into a vacuum... Well, that's wrong. This bot utilizes the Bernoulli's...

[Via: dvice]    [Link: GerbilGod7]
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Tags: robot   physics   mechanical   research   science   ultrasonic   crazy designs   pressure   high speed   pneumatic   

This is the end for the Spirit Mars rover
posted May 25 2011 20:48.26 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Mars rover Spirit had a very bad winter on Mars. It was deployed on our neighbor planet in 2004, and was planned for a 3 months mission. Instead, the rover managed to survive for 7...

[Link: NASA]
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This is probably the most distant object in Universe ever seen
posted May 25 2011 19:49.34 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This is an extremely bright explosion of light that was recently spotted in the night sky, and it could also be the most distant object ever seen in the entire Universe. Scientists...

[Link: Space]
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Tags: science   space related   crazy photo/video   explosion   discovery   telescope   

This is how you can make your own Aspirin
posted May 23 2011 21:05.43 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I still remember the chemical name of Aspirin which i learned when i was young: Acetylsalicylic acid! It was rather difficult for me to learn it, but it proved to be like bicycle:...

[Link: Periodic Table Videos]
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Tags: chemistry   crystals   how is made   how to   history   theory/tutorial   health & nature   science   

Voyager 1 looks at Jupiter - Remake
posted May 23 2011 20:41.03 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Many years ago, when Voyager 1 had just began it's long journey to space, it flew past Jupiter and many TV shows broadcasted a movie of Jupiter's bands of rolling clouds. Here is...

[Via: universe today]    [Link: planetsocblog]
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Tags: history   crazy photo/video   space related   science   

The first Blood-Powered Heart Turbine is here
posted May 17 2011 19:56.07 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This tiny little gadget comes from Swiss scientists who designed a blood-powered turbine that can fit in arteries and power internal electronics, such as a pacemaker (for the present)...

[Link: ieee spectrum]
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Tags: biotechnology   research   mechanical   inventions   health & nature   science   

Where Earth came from, and when?
posted May 14 2011 20:22.14 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Here is another cool educative video from youtube user Veritasium. Most of us know that Earth was created in a violent universe with collisions and explosions. But those events are...

[Link: Veritasium]
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Tags: science   space related   theory/tutorial   environment   history   explosion   

You don't want to swim in this earth-like lake of Titan
posted May 10 2011 20:11.41 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Titan is a moon of Saturn, some 800,000,000 miles away from us. It is a cold rock, with a temperature at about 289 degrees Fahrenheit bellow zero. Yet recently, we discovered a lake...

[Link: space]
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Tags: science   space related   environment   documentary   

The simplest DIY Geiger radiation detector ever
posted May 9 2011 19:59.55 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A battery, an empty metallic can, a resistor and a darlington pair transistor is more or less all that you need to make a radiation detector! Youtube user bionerd23 explains how...

[Link: bionerd23]
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