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NASA Turns to 3D Printing for Self-Building Spacecraft

NASA Turns to 3D Printing for Self-Building Spacecraft | sci-tech | Scoop.it
A NASA-backed 3D printing effort could lead to space manufacturing of huge telescopes or spacecraft.

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Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size

Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size | sci-tech | Scoop.it

How and why the volume of the orbital prefrontal cortex is related to the size of social networks.

As humans, we aren't born with formidable armaments or defenses, nor are we the strongest, fastest, or biggest species, yet despite this we are amazingly successful. For a long time it was thought that this success was because our enlarged brains allows each of us to be smarter than our competitors: better at abstract thinking, better with tools and better at adapting our behavior to those of our prey and predators. But are these really the most significant skills our brains provide us with? (...) - by Michael Harré, Scientific American, August 7, 2012


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how does this apply to Inclusive schools

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Nasa's Voyager 'dancing on the edge' of outer space - Telegraph

Nasa's Voyager 'dancing on the edge' of outer space - Telegraph | sci-tech | Scoop.it
Nasa's Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is nearing the edge of the solar system and may already be "dancing on the edge" of outer space, the scientists behind the project said on Tuesday.
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Stephen Hawking: "We Should Look for Evidence of a Collision with Another Universe in Our Distant Past"

Stephen Hawking: "We Should Look for Evidence of a Collision with Another Universe in Our Distant Past" | sci-tech | Scoop.it
Some people hypothesise that what we call the universe may only be one of many. Is there any conceivable way that we could ever detect and study other universes if they exist? Is it even falsifiable? This was a key...

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Seeing colors in music, tasting flavors in shapes may happen in life's early months

Seeing colors in music, tasting flavors in shapes may happen in life's early months | sci-tech | Scoop.it
Famed violinist Itzhak Perlman sees a deep forest green whenever he plays a B-flat on his Stradivarius' G string. The A on the E string is red.

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5 crazy inventions from the mind of Nikola Tesla

5 crazy inventions from the mind of Nikola Tesla | sci-tech | Scoop.it
Earthquake machines! Death rays!Those far-fetched gadgets are part of a plan to build a museum dedicated to one of history's most famous mad scientists.

 

Many of the inventor's fans think Tesla was more brilliant than his more famous contemporaries, including Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. Even though Tesla isn't exactly a household name, his unsung accomplishments and wild imagination have turned him into something of a folk hero. Here, a rundown of five of Tesla's craziest inventions: . . .


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Scientists discover moral compass in the brain which can be controlled by magnets

Scientists discover moral compass in the brain which can be controlled by magnets | sci-tech | Scoop.it
In an extraordinary experiment, researchers were able to use powerful magnets to disrupt this area of the brain and make people temporarily less moral.

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