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The Science Of Bubbles

Bubbles may seem pretty ordinary. We tend to think of them just as beverage enhancers or entertainment for small children. But scientists are uncovering another side to bubbles: They can perform computations, drive climate,...

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CHAIR MADE FROM OLD BOOKS

Alvaro Tamarit has collected and re-purposed an array of old books in order to create the “Banco del Pensamiento” (“The Bench of Thought”). The piece can be touted as a sculptural work of art,...

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Arrested development

Richard Walker has been trying to conquer ageing since he was a 26-year-old free-loving hippie. It was the 1960s, an era marked by youth: Vietnam War protests, psychedelic drugs, sexual revolutions. The young Walker...

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Will Our First Alien Visitors Come in Peace?

Will the aliens be robots? The star, Echo, has the metallic skin and glowing-bulb eyes of a mechanical being—something like the machines SETI Institute senior astronomer Seth Shostak believes we’ll initially encounter (as opposed...

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A Cool New Use For Legos: Growing Lab Plants

Legos are great for making all kinds of things–castles, pirate ships and functioning miniature dockyards, as I can tell you from experience. But a new study found that they are absolutely excellent for something unexpected: studying the...

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TransProse turns literature into music.

Ever wondered what your favourite novels sound like? Forget audiobooks — this project transposes literature into music. A great novel has an ambience unto itself — but what if you could translate that ambience...

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Curiosity Took 65 Bacteria Species On Trip To Mars

You know you’ve got a microbiome. Did you know NASA’s Curiosity rover does, too? A recent study of swabs taken from the rover before it launched found its surfaces contained 65 bacteria species, Nature News reports....