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Orlando Science Center Hosts Nobel Prize Winner Harry Kroto

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The Orlando Science center will be hosting a very special afternoon with a guest presentation by Nobel Prize Winner Harry Kroto on Saturday, February 1st. Dr. Sir Harold Kroto won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his contributing work in discovering a new set of carbon compounds called fullerenes in 1996. The scientist will…

People Party On 2,100-Gallon Non-Newtonian Fluid Pool

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Sponsored by Mach by Hong Leong Bank, an intrepid group of individuals set up a 2,100 gallon pool of non-Newtonian fluid (ie, corn starch and water) and invited the locals in Kuala Lumpur to run, dance and even bike across its surface.

Wringing out Water on the International Space Station for Science

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Two high school students in Nova Scotia recently had the chance to ask Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is currently orbiting the Earth right now aboard the ISS, what is would be like to wring out a towel in a zero-G environment.

Netherlands Paint the Road with Bioluminescent Safety Markers

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A newly introduced idea has won the Best Future Concept at the Dutch Designer Awards and has already begin implementation in the Netherlands, instituting glow in the dark paint markers and weather indicators that will be installed on highways in the Netherlands beginning in mid 2013. The futuristic roadway system has been developed by Studio…

Father Sends His Son’s Toy Train To The Edge Of Space

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On Aug 24th 2012 we sent my son’s favorite train “Stanley” to space in a weather balloon with a HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS. He was recovered 27 miles away in a corn field and we got some great footage of the trip. This video documents the journey from liftoff to…

Former Astronaut Neil Armstrong Passes Away At Age 82

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Neil Armstrong, the first U.S. astronaut to walk on the moon, reportedly passed away on Saturday, several weeks after having heart surgery and just days after the pilot celebrated his 82nd birthday. Armstrong became a household name around the world after commanding the Apollo 11 spacecraft where he became the first man to walk on…

NASA Video Highlights ‘Seven Minutes Of Terror’ For Mars Curiosity Rover

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NASA has released an incredible video in which the agency details the fantastic [and dramatic] process that goes into the nerve-wracking descent of the car-size, one-ton Curiosity rover when it finally enters the Martian atmosphere on August 6th, 2012. Launched back in November of 2011, the Curiosity rover was built and programmed to cover a…

Awesome Turret Replica From ‘Portal’ Video Game

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Check out this awesome work-in-progress replica Turret from the hit Portal video game, created for a final project by a student taking Advanced Mechatronics at Penn State University. Can’t wait to see what this baby will look like when it’s completed.

Heat-Sensitive ‘Morning Mug’ is a Real Mood Changer

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Designed by Damian O’Sullivan, this awesome temperature-sensitive mug changes it’s color and design when hot liquids are poured in, changing that sleepy nighttime face into a sunny, good morning smile.

Stellar Looking Solar System Planetary Chocolates

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Japanese chocolatier L’éclat has begun selling a delicious looking set of solar system chocolates that each contain 10 different flavored chocolates for each iconic planet. Each chocolate is carefully handpainted and will only set you back an astronimical $50 for a set of 10 and comes complete with an outerspace themed box.

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