Friday, February 22, 2013
Entrepreneur and private space flight pioneer Dennis Tito has a grand vision. The world`s first space tourist and founder of the Inspiration Mars Foundation Dennis Tito wants to team up with Space X to go to Mars, in 5 years no less!. Dennis Tito has scheduled a press conference for February 27th to detail his "Mars shot" mission. Don`t get your hopes up for a landing though, this would strictly be a fly-by, turn around and go home type of mission.
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Go to a junkyard and what do you see? Piles and piles of old scrapped cars basically rotting away. But Bicycled out of Lola Lowe Madrid has a very innovative idea, why not make bikes out of cars? Each bike is handmade out of junked cars, including the seat and handlebar wraps, it even looks like the final drive is made out of old timing or fan belts, pretty cool recycling and they`re quite pretty too.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Exoplanet Kepler 37b is small, how small you ask? Smaller than Mercury, that means we now have a reasonable chance to detect more Earth sized planets orbiting distant Suns. The parent star, Kepler 37 is located 210 light years and is a Sun like star about 80% of the mass and 97% as bright as our Sun. Kelpler 37b has a diameter of 2400 miles or 3800 km, and is more than likely a rocky little world similar to Mercury that takes 13.4 Earth days to orbit its Sun.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A group of four Russian scientists calling themselves "Konstantin Ivanov" have taken it upon themselves to beat ASIMO, not only that, but it`s rideable too. Working with a budget of only $1500 USD they put this beautifully insane contraption together, weighing in at around 400 lbs and able to balance on one leg this is very cool robot. Shades of WOW?
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This is the 3Doodler and its no ordinary pen. The 3Doodler from WobbleWorks extrudes plastic from its end allowing you to create works in 3D. Currently a Kickstarter project they still have 32 days to reach their goal of $30000, not much if you ask me.
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This is what the one that missed us on Friday February 15th 2012 looks like. Not to be confused with the large meteor that exploded over Russia on the same day Asteroid DA14 was around 130 ft long (40 metres) and overall a considerably larger beast.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Graphene has some interesting properties to say the least. Composed of pure carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern only one atom thick this wonder material has uses in not only new materials but in optical and electronic industries as well.
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Monday, February 18, 2013
This is Hidetsugo Ueno, he`s a barman from Tokyo working at Bar High Five. He hand cuts a giant diamond out of a block of ice to keep your drinks nice and chilly. Yup I got to make my way to Japan and check this out some day.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
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This is Paul Stamets, he`s a fungi expert and advocate that is also on the editorial board of The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, and is an advisor to the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, Tucson, Arizona. As you`ve probably guessed mushrooms are his thing. This is him speaking at TED on how mushrooms have amazing health and antimicrobial properties but they can be used to clean the environment of man made toxins as well as having amazing ecological restorative properties.
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