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Will It Blend? Buckyballs

As much fun as it is to play with these tiny neodymium magnetic spheres, they’ve been taken off shelves because they’re a choking hazard to kids. Here, Will It Blend? host Tom Dickson gets rid of his set in the most spectacular way possible. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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This Is Why Glowing Jellyfish Proteins Have Revolutionized Medicine

In his new book Illuminating Disease, chemist Marc Zimmer explains how fluorescent proteins have changed science. Taken from glowing jellyfish, these proteins are now one of the most important tools in medicine, used in everything from brain mapping to disease research. And yes, that is a GMO glowing chicken. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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Carl Sagan’s Best Productivity Tricks

Carl Sagan is a well known astronomer, cosmologist, author, and most obviously, science communicator and host of the show Cosmos. His views on science and general living are simultaneously inspirational and galvanizing. Let’s take a look at just a few of his ideas that are useful for all of us. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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Automotive applications for new hydrophobic metal stagger the mind

Filed under: Technology, Videos Scientists at the University of Rochester develop a process for making metal so hydrophobic that water is forcefully repelled from its surface. Since the microscopic and nanoscale pattern in the metal is etched into the surface, it won’t degrade like chemical coatings. Continue reading Automotive applications for new hydrophobic metal stagger [...]

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