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What is GMO

Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO are not a bad thing. You usually take some genes from a plant and then insert them in another plant. This way the new plant will be able to grow stronger and more resistant to conditions like water shortages or certain bug attacks. GMOs are a solution for the increasing […]

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The REAL jetpack is here now: Jetpack Aviation’s JB-9

Jetpacks are not a cool scifi thing anymore. They are real and have gotten to the point of being practical. Jetpack Aviation’s JB-9 is a true jetpack in the sens that you can walk around with it, you can fly and steer it quite nicely and it offers you a nice landing. And no, you […]

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The story of Rosetta and comet 67P is continuing

The guys at ESA have created a series of nice animations to depict the Rosetta mission with its Philae comet lander. As you already know the Philae lander was not able to hold on to a given spot on the comet 67P and it bounced a couple of times on it. Fortunately the lander still […]

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Your body is amazing: body facts of the week

ASAP Science explains why our bodies are incredible biological machines which are much younger than we think due to cell regeneration. The cells from the stomach regenerate once in 5 days and the epidermis is shed once every 2-4 weeks and new brain cells can be born in your own brain. The eyes can differentiate […]

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In a true world Asimov’s Laws of Robotics fail

Rob Miles, from the University of Nottingham, AI researcher, explains why Asimov’s Law of Robotics are nothing else than good writing material. When it comes to the true nature of computers and robots Rob Miles tells us that AI doesn’t work like that and the hardest part is to teach machines what a “person” is. […]

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Solar Sail? Yes, you can use light to propel your ship into the space void

The physics behind light sailing is well established and it’s been already tested numerous times. Usually when you send a satellite into space you will notice that its trajectory is not exactly as calculates because the light that hits it imparts a minor, albeit noticeable over millions of miles, effect. That small nudge the light […]

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Vsauce – Juvenoia

“Juvenoia is an exaggerated fear about the influence of social change on children and youth” (University of New Hampshire – PDF). Vsauce aka Michael goes on to investigate if and why is there a generation gap. Was this gap in there for ever? Did something happen in the last centuries? Do these fears have any […]

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How we figured out that Earth goes around the Sun?

Astronomy. That is how. The movements of celestial bodies on the sky were not going according to the predictions of a geocentric model, a model in which Earth was at the center, and thus astronomers had to accept the fact that Earth revolves around the Sun ie the theory of heliocentrism. Now we can see […]

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No, there are no aliens [yet]

The news about an alien megastructure surrounding star KIC 8462852 have been all the rage these days. But, as in the case of BICEP2 discovery, it is better to simply be cautious and not imply that there have been discovered structures like that. Yet. Hank Green explains why there is more chance to simply have […]

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Germ theory: how scientists found out what makes us ill and saved million of lives

Germ theory is the scientific theory that tells us that some illnesses are generates by viruses, bacteria, parasites and was first inventigates thoroughly and coined by John Snow and Englishman who was doing research on the cholera cases which showed up in London in 1854. He was helped in 1884 by Robert Koch’s experiments in […]

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