3D Print…Your Next House?

3D printing is still a relatively new technology.  While it’s possible to buy a Makerbot or even a 3D pen, this is still a technique to which few people have immediate access.  3D printing may be about to hit a lot closer to home…as in, your actual home. Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis at the University of…

The Great CERN And LEGO Scavenger Hunt Is On

CERN is home to the largest particle accelerator on the planet and home to an army of nerds, geeks and intellectuals (in other words, a happy place). Recently CERN allowed Google to bring its Street View cameras (Here) into the lab and give the public a view of their facility. Now CERN is having a…

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NASA Brings I, Robot To Life With Its Humanoid Valkyrie

NASA launched its Valkyrie humanoid robot recently, standing 6 foot 2 inches tall this thing looks awesome. “Designed for the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Valkyrie — officially named R5 — is expected to aid disaster relief efforts. It’s a role that could require driving vehicles, cleaning up debris and cut through walls. It will have a…

Plasma Flows Power Sun’s Rotation (Via Science News)

Science News Massive, long-lasting plasma flows 15 times the diameter of Earth transport heat from the sun’s depths to its surface, according to a study in the Dec. 6 Science. The finding supports a decades-old explanation of why the sun rotates fastest at its equator. In the outermost 30 percent of the sun, known as the convective zone,…

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Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory Researchers Grow Graphene On Silver

Graphene, a one-atom-thick carbon layer with extraordinary conductivity and strength, holds promise for a range of applications, but to realize its potential scientists must perfect techniques to tune its properties. Growing graphene on silver in ultra-high vacuum could result in an exceptionally pristine sample, presenting opportunities for ultrafast electronics and advanced optics, but current methods…

Split Water Into Clean Hydrogen Using Light?

Leave it to those silly scientists to go around coming up with ideas and experiments. A couple of these out of the box thinkers have discovered how to use light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen. And they figured out how to do it on the cheap. The device is a silicon semiconductor coated in…

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Forget Qi Wireless Charging, How About Some Wi-Fi Charging?

Allen Hawkes and Alexander Katko from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have developed a new device that captures energy from Wi-Fi signals and converts it into electrical current. Hawkes and Katko say it is more efficient than a USB charger and compares to a similar spec solar panel. The device can wirelessly convert Wi-Fi’s microwave signals…

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Too Much Texting Can Be Bad For Your Relationship

A recent study by Brigham Young University researchers Lori Schade and Jonathan Sandberg has found that being constantly connected can cause disconnect in some committed relationships. The study was conducted on 276 young adults (the definition of young adult can vary). It is really kind of sad that we need a study to determine this, I…

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Watch A Hand Grenade Explode In Slow Motion

I don’t think anyone wants to be around when a hand grenade goes off. I’m certainly not curious enough to stick around to find out what happens to it when it explodes. But I am curious enough to watch a video about it. Check out the video below showing a hand grenade going off in…