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Alcohol, ethanol and radioactive alcohol
posted April 28 2011 19:03.10 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Periodic Table Videos uploaded 2 new videos regarding alcohol. The first video is focused in ethanol, the type of alcohol that is found in alcoholic drinks. The second video talks...

[Link: Periodic Table Videos]
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Tags: chemistry   science   theory/tutorial   how to   

They sure don't make Pyrex like they used to
posted April 27 2011 20:23.26 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Pyrex became known worldwide mainly for the high temperature glass. Originally, Pyrex was borosilicate glass with added boron to the silica (quartz), the main ingredient in all...

[Link: popsci]
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Tags: discovery   temperature   crazy photo/video   science   chemistry   fire   

The jumping star illusion
posted April 26 2011 16:54.38 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This is an illusion that was first discovered in 2006 by Peter van der Help, at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, who created also a number of variations. You will see a shape that...

[Link: newscientist]
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Tags: discovery   illusion   crazy photo/video   science   unsolved mystery   games and fun   

Coupled Pendulums explained with Easter eggs
posted April 23 2011 11:06.22 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A coupled twin pendulum has a weird reaction when one of the two sides is set to oscillate. Professor Roger Bowley from Sixty Symbols decided to demonstrate and explain this weird...

[Link: Sixty Symbols]
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Tags: physics   mechanical   pendulum   experiments   science   theory/tutorial   how it works   

This is what you get if you put eggs in MRI
posted April 21 2011 19:38.41 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This is the impression of the scientists from Sixty Symbols of Easter eggs. They got some Cadbury Creme Eggs and real eggs, and put them in an MRI scanner. The MRI scanner mapped...

[Link: Sixty Symbols]
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Tags: how it works   theory/tutorial   biotechnology   chemistry   physics   science   sensors   magnetism   health & nature   

Hubble in the service camp. What's next to do?
posted April 20 2011 19:40.11 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Back in May 2009, seven astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis visited the Hubble Space Telescope for a final servicing mission. The drama of a shuttle flight with ambitious and...

[Link: HubbleSiteChannel]
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Tags: telescope   satellite   how it works   extreme   theory/tutorial   documentary   space related   science   

Big bang recreated in a metamaterial - time travel is impossible
posted April 20 2011 19:28.21 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Did you know that there is something called "metamaterial" and that it can be used to create desktop black holes and simulate multiverses? Igor Smolyaninov, professor and metamaterial...

[Via: popsci]    [Link: technologyreview]
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Tags: time travel   simulation   revealed   theory/tutorial   science   physics   

The evolution of our universe in a short animation
posted April 17 2011 20:17.26 by Giorgos Lazaridis

After the big bang, about 13,7 billion years ago, the universe was too hot for atoms to be formed. Some 400.000, it cooled down enough for the first atoms to be formed, and the...

[Link: space.com]
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Tags: chemistry   science   space related   history   unsolved mystery   

The quantum computers era has officially open
posted April 16 2011 20:36.38 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Researchers in Australia and Japan reported that they were able to transfer a complex set of quantum information while preserving its integrity. The information was sent in the form...

[Link: popsci]
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Tags: quantum   futuristic   innovations   science   new materials   experiments   physics   

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