Sound tech and facts: how does a music box work, sound dampening, the science of music

The Engineer Guy has posted a new stunning video about the music boxes and how do they work. You HAVE to subscribe to his channel if you want to understand why engineers are a great creative bunch and why we owe them a great deal a respect. Engineers are the link between scientists and regular […]

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3 genius ideas: parking floating signs, water and air drone, tree shaker

I have seen the parking floating point first on Facebook (direct link) and it features a simple balloon arrow pointing down with “Here!” on it. When someone gets to the parking place the car goes above the wire the balloon is connected to and the balloon is lowered. Neat. Meet Naviator, a drone which can […]

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Space edition: Earth without the Moon and the Mars Space Exploration Vehicle

Without the Moon we would have a short day, since the planet would spin faster. A day would be only 6 hours long. Also, without the Moon the tilt of Earth would vary so much that seasons would be wildly inconsistent from year to year. So, the Moon is very important. Also, in this space […]

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The particle zoo of 400 or so subatomic particles

Via Wikipedia: In particle physics, the term particle zoo[1][2] is used colloquially to describe a relatively extensive list of the then known “elementary particles” that almost look like hundreds of species in the zoo. In the history of particle physics, the situation was particularly confusing in the late 1960s. Before the discovery of quarks, hundreds […]

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Investing in science pays off thousands of times

I had a short talk a couple of months ago, on June 21st 2015, in Brașov, Romania, about science and secular humanism. I argued that science gave us mobile phones and television and some kids from the last line started laughing: “how could science give us TVs”? Well, how could it? Did you know that […]

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The future of information storage: DNA

Dr Robert Grass, Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich, and DR Reinhard Heckel, Postdoctoral Researcher, are working on a way to store information in DNA. DNA is very resilient and it can also withstand space travel as an experiment with plasmids in 2011 has shown us: a series of plasmids have been put on the outside […]

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Yay. NASA is restarting supply to ISS. About time, guys! Video live NOW!

You can check now the status of the cargo which flies now to the ISS on NASA Ustream channel. The private company United Launch Alliance uses an Atlas V rocket to carry an Orbital ATK Cygnus commercial resupply spacecraft in order to get much needed cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) “following a pair […]

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Batman versus Superman is not what you think it is

Via Business Insider. I was a bit angry of the fact that they mixed the world and got Batman to fight Superman. Realistically speaking, Batman would have no chance, but let’s leave this tot he details. In fact, the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie is about them two fighting together with Wonder Woman to fend […]

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Awesome: see GTA V’s Pinnacle mod in action

Via Extreme Tech. The Pinnacle mod for the GTA V video game brings big changes int he way the NPCs behave, cool new 4K textures and also changes the behavior of the rain. But the cars, look at those beautiful cars. Realism has rarely got so close in a video game. You can see some […]

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Factory overcloked video cards: not really worth it

The guys as LinusTechTips have tested a row of video cards and compared the factory overcloked ones with the base referenced. Although there were some improvements, it didn’t really matter incredibly much. If you can spare the money, then try to buy the next tier video card, but don’t just jump on to the flag […]

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