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Humans in the new stage: exoplanets hunters

I cannot thank US enough for their space programme. Romania, where I live now, is acting like a credulous servant for the US mainly, but I admire US not for its financial status, or military and so on, but for the fact that US has a ton of programmes for space search, from telescopes, to […]

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A tree cannot grow more than 130 meters tall

The tallest ever tree in the world reaches up to 115.6 meters high and it is called Hyperion, a coastal redwood. It is taller that Statue of Liberty, actually. The reason why it cannot grow any taller is because water and nutrients do not reach that high up and the peaks that grow above 130 […]

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Why is BACON so delicious and why is it smelling so good?

Bacon is great and you can even wash yourself in bacon shampoo or buy a bacon perfume. Really! Reactions has created another great chemistry short video in which they explain why bacon is so good and smells also great. It has to do with the fact that bacon has 150 volatile substances in it, as […]

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Vsauce3 about portals

Jake explains the concept of portals, in video games and in reality. Wormholes would be great portals, meaning a doorway to another place, but such thing cannot be created. An interesting thing I learned from the video above is that our memories help us create better imaginative worlds. This discovery lead game designers create better […]

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It’s not the speed that kills ya, it’s the speed difference

It is not the speed, not the speed, but the speed difference that makes the kill. I didn’t knew that the speed limit was set in regards to oil consumption and not to safety concerns. That makes me a bit angry. In any case, having fast lanes and highways is a big need and raising […]

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Coriolis effect explained as simple as possible

The Coriolis Effect is not an actual force, but an apparent one. It is an effect that can be seen in only at large scales, like hurricanes, but not in your toilet, when you flush it. The Coriolis Effect is generated by the fact that Earth rotates and if you were to throw a ball […]

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Minute Physics: is the Universe only Math

Wherever physicists look at the Universe they see the physical laws that govern it and the math that can be used to describe it falls in perfectly. This is why, if you can explain so many things with math, people are asking them selves if the Universe is indeed math. If you ask me, I’d […]

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Sexy math

This is what we needed in high school: a cute lady that loves math to also make us love math. Hannah Fry explains the importance of algebra in explaining the phenomenon around us and why using letters like “X” gives us enough flexibility to encompass many answers to out questions. Using letters in algebra lets […]

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Using birds to fish [clever]

On Li River, in Guangxi province of China, there is another kind of fishenmer: they use birds like Cormorants to catch fish. Those birs can swim pretty fast and they catch the prey in no time. To prevent those birds to eat up the fish the fishermen tie a know around the birds neck, but […]

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Dimetrodon is NOT a dinosaur

News flash: some ancient animals are NOT dinosaurs. Dimetrodons, those mammal-like reptilians that lived with 60 million years before the dinosaurs are such examples. They look like reptilians with big crest on their back. From the video in this blog post you will learn about the fact that we and the reptilians have a common […]

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