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Use science to keep your drinks cool

If you have a can of Coca-Cola or any other refreshment, it is hard to keep it cool when left outside the fridge. The guys at Inside Science explain why the can looses its cool: it is due to the condensation of water vapors outside the surface of the can. Water in the form of […]

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What’s the fastest animal in this world? Pilobolus, the fungus cannon

Pilobolus can eject the spores with a speed of up to 25 meters/second and it accelerates to the top speed in a millionth of a second. That means 20 000 G in that short period of time. That is simply insane. No other animal of living being for that matter is that fast. Now, let’s […]

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How was the first telephone built and how did it work?

The telephone was patented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and its setup is way more complicated that I’ve previously thought. It isn’t just a simple rope/wire with some cups at the ends. It involves a battery, water, wires and a drum too. How did the first telephone work? You needed a battery from which […]

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The twin paradox

Nick from Science Asylum explains why the twin paradox is not a paradox. the paradoxes show up in our models and in our math, but they do not exist in the nature and the Universe is functioning perfectly even if we do not understand these physics paradoxes. The twin paradox says that if one of […]

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Jeff Jarvis: Technoeuropanic, or how Germany leads the technosceptic movement in Europe

If I want to read a good piece of journalistic endeavour, then I read BuzzMachine.com. Jeff Jarvis, the writer of What Would Google Do?, an awesome book I have read in 2013 about the corporate policy and changes inside Google, explains why Germany is leading a technosceptic or, dare i say, a technophobic movement in […]

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Techquickie explains: 32 vs 64 bit and what software drivers are

Linus, from Tech Quickie, explains the difference between 32 and 64 bit computers. Long store short: it all boils down to how much RAM memory a processor can handle. You need to remember that all parts in a computer need to fit in the ranges they should: a processor will determine what type of RAM […]

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Behold: hear the oldest recovered song of humans and the oldest song instrument

Did you just hear that? That is the oldest ever song of the human species. The song was recovered from stone tablets from Syrian town of Ugarit. The song was written in Hurrian language that was prevalent 3400 years ago in Mesopothamia and Syria. Anna Draffkorn Kilmer, professor de asyrology from California University found out, […]

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Hollywood lied to us: we can live in the vacuum of space for up to 180 seconds

Hollywood is notoriously anti-scientific in many regards. How often did you head explosions in space? Pretty often. But the explosions in space sound pretty much like … You saw it: they don’t sound at all. There is no matter to transmit that sound. Hollywood, busted. Now, to another myth: that if you land outside the […]

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4 new chemistry lifehacks to rule your day

The guys at Reactions have saved the day once again. They explain 4 new lifehacks and the chemistry behind them. It is not often that we get to understand why we need to do something that might help us in the future. Here are the 4 lifehacks we should test right now: – if you […]

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YouTube to GIF: GifYouTube

GifYouTube allows you to insert a YouTube video url and then select a start time for the GIF. Then you select the time range in seconds and you’re done: you have your GIF. The gif from above is from this ICE Bucket Challenge video. I wrote a while back about the ALS challenge. You can […]

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