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First we get proof of heaven; now the secret of immortality

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This story is all over the internet but here is a real look at the "immortal" jellyfish


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Fish ‘Smell’ Danger, and Perhaps We Do Too

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Researchers may have solved a piece of the puzzle surrounding how fish “smell” harm.

 

When one fish is injured, others nearby may dart, freeze, huddle, swim to the bottom or leap from the water. The other fish know that their school mate has been harmed. But how?


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Curious Things That Fall From The Sky

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Rain and snow aren't the only things to fall from the sky. Throughout history rare occurrences have been recorded of other less expected and surprising forms of deluge. In 2001, parts of India were showered with mysterious red particles that were thought to contain alien microbes. Here are some more examples of this bizarre phenomenon: . . .


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First Human Infected with a Computer Virus

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As if humans didn't have enough viruses to worry about, one British researcher has successfully infected himself with a computer virus.

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Apps for Apes: Orangutans using iPads to paint and video chat with other apes

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Orangutans across the world may soon join the ranks of millions of humans as proud owners of new iPads.

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Switzerland Plans To Build A ‘Janitor Satellite’ To Clean Up Space

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More than half a million peices of "space junk" need to be cleared.

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Friday Weird Science: Can you pee lying down? Science needs YOU!

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Today’s Friday Weird Science comes to you courtesy of the perspicacious Ivan Oransky, who was kind enough to send me this paper. And this paper is great. It’s proof that anything is worth measuring if you do it in an fMRI.


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Israel's Robotic Butterfly Drone Flies Indoors: Science Fiction in the News

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Israel's Robotic Butterfly Drone Flies Indoors re: Raymond Z.

 

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FlMd_LhQ8c

 


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olsen jay nelson's comment, May 25, 2012 10:38 AM
Thought you might like that one!
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 25, 2012 10:40 AM
Yes, it is good. I found a video for that
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14 extinct animals that could be resurrected

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Can lost species ever become un-extinct? In the 1993 science fiction film "Jurassic Park," dinosaurs are cloned back to life after their DNA is discovered still intact within the bellies of ancient mosquitoes that were preserved in amber. While the science of cloning is still in its infancy, many scientists now believe it's only a matter of time before many extinct animals again walk the Earth.

 


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Programmable 'smart sand' can assume any shape | ZDNet

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MIT researchers are developing small magnetic cubes that can communicate with each other to auto-duplicate objects in a “sand box” using a...

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Live Park - interactive 4D avatar theme park in Korea

'Live Park' is the world's first interactive 4D avatar theme park. 'Live Park' enables visitors to experience a virtual world previously only seen in movies ...

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Flying People in New York City

Three human shaped RC planes were flown around New York City to create the illusion of people flying. Lots of fun. The music track is "Unstoppable 2" by Tom ...

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