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What Tree Rings Sound Like Played on a Record Player

What Tree Rings Sound Like Played on a Record Player | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck has built a record player that can play a cross-sectional slice of a tree trunk. Here's what the tree rings sound like.
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Sulfur Hexafluoride - Deep Voice Gas - YouTube

Steve and the 9News team try breathing a little Sulfur Hexafluoride to see how it changes their voice. About Steve Spangler Science... Steve Spangler is a ce...
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Neato.  And at a Denver station.  

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A Boy Was Born Without A Hand. I Couldn't Have Guessed What His Dad Made For Him. Mind: Blown!

A Boy Was Born Without A Hand. I Couldn't Have Guessed What His Dad Made For Him. Mind: Blown! | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
DIY technology at its best.
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Do it yourself body parts!

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Who needs streetlights when you’ve got glow-in-the-dark streets?

Who needs streetlights when you’ve got glow-in-the-dark streets? | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
UK-based Pro-Teq has developed a durable, water-resistant coating that glows in the dark – just like those stars you used to stick on your ceiling as a kid
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Want this in my yard.

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Iceland geology blog | Blog about volcanoes, earthquakes and more in Iceland

Iceland geology blog | Blog about volcanoes, earthquakes and more in Iceland | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
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This looks interesting.  Perhaps scary and/or important.

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Reality check: When the power grid goes down, all grid-tie solar systems will go down with it

Reality check: When the power grid goes down, all grid-tie solar systems will go down with it | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
Reality check: When the power grid goes down, all grid-tie solar systems will go down with it
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Ooops.  Engineers need to get their big girl pants on and make things work.

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NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere

NASA's Cassini Sees Abrupt Turn in Titan's Atmosphere | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 03, 2012 -
Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan.
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Will NASA release Earth- ... er, Mars-shaking news?

Will NASA release Earth- ... er, Mars-shaking news? | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

A big "OMG" moment for space enthusiasts may be coming!

We were certainly excited to read on NPR's website that the Curiosity rover may have discovered something "really interesting.
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Big Freeze Triggered by Flood Path Reckon Climate Scientists

Big Freeze Triggered by Flood Path Reckon Climate Scientists | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
After three decades of brain storming and debate, scientists have zeroed in the cause of big freeze that engulfed Europe and North America.
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Schizophrenia genetic networks identified; Connection to autism found

Schizophrenia genetic networks identified; Connection to autism found | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
Although schizophrenia is highly genetic in origin, the genes involved in the disorder have been difficult to identify. In the past few years, researchers have implicated several genes, but it is unclear how they act to produce the disorder.
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Quantum Diaries

Quantum Diaries | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it

thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the world.  Hey smart girls, get your butts in gear.

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New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting

New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—At its heart, photovoltaics research is about finding materials with specific properties that make them good at absorbing sunlight and converting it into electricity.
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Sun Dog

Sun Dog | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
Thornton and Denver, Colorado Weather News, Commentary, Statistics, Blog and more.
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I had never heard of a sun dog.

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GMO Bulls Now A Reality.

GMO Bulls Now A Reality. | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
via adguk-blog.com Due to genetic selection and experiments, the Belgian Blue is a humongous species of Bull, packed with muscles and meat. This amazing super species of cattle is known to have more than 40% additional muscle mass.
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I don't know about the gmo part, it's more like selective breeding.  It is however gross.  

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Hubble discovers water vapour venting from Jupiter’s moon Europa

Hubble discovers water vapour venting from Jupiter’s moon Europa | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered water vapour erupting from the frigid surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, in one or more localised plumes near its south pole.
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Wow.

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Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer

Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
IceCure's amazing tumor-freezing technology destroys breast tumors by freezing them into ice balls. Now, the company is targeting the number one killer-cancer in the US – lung cancer.
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Elise Andrew on Dog Lions, Jetpacks and more! - IFLS

Would you be fooled into thinking a dog is a lion? Kids ever bug you so much you want to consume them? How about your very own personal jetpack?! Elise Andre...
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Monsanto wins, Congress has passed the Monsanto Protection Act! Tell President Obama to veto HR 933 and the Monsanto Protection Act! Don't let the biotech industry steal your food democracy!

Monsanto wins, Congress has passed the Monsanto Protection Act! Tell President Obama to veto HR 933 and the Monsanto Protection Act! Don't let the biotech industry steal your food democracy! | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
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Sign this, make the calls, write the emails.  Make yourself loud. We cannot let them monopolize our food supply.

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Physicists use metamaterials to observe giant photonic spin Hall effect

Physicists use metamaterials to observe giant photonic spin Hall effect | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have once again demonstrated the incredible capabilities of metamaterials – artificial nanoconstructs whose optical properties...
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Neato!

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Planets - NASA Science

Planets - NASA Science | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
Advancing scientific knowledge of the origin and history of the solar system, the potential of life elsewhere, and the hazards and resources present as humans explore space.
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Rogue planet spotted just 75 light years from Earth

Rogue planet spotted just 75 light years from Earth | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
When you think of an example of a planet, you probably picture something like Earth. A round object, mostly solid, maybe with a thick atmosphere (though that’s optional). Right? And one thing you’d probably do is imagine it orbiting a star.
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Longevity gene that makes Hydra immortal also controls human aging | KurzweilAI

Longevity gene that makes Hydra immortal also controls human aging | KurzweilAI | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
The Hydra polyp reproduces by budding rather than mating. It is about 1 cm in size. Credit: CAU/Fraune) Why is the polyp Hydra immortal?
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Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line

Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
Scientists succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down syndrome. Persons with this condition have three copies of this chromosome.
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How Science Can Build a Better You

How Science Can Build a Better You | Science is Cool - Hell Yeah! | Scoop.it
How far would you go to modify yourself using the latest medical technology?
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