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Watch The Awesome Chemistry of Fireworks (Video)

Posted by on July 4, 2015 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Watch The Awesome Chemistry of Fireworks (Video)

Gunpowder is the key ingredient, but as adjunct professor of chemistry John Conkling from Washington College in the US explains in this video, without chemistry, you wouldn’t have burning mixtures and without these you simply can’t have fireworks.

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Why June 30, 2015 Will Get an Extra (“Leap”) Second

Posted by on June 30, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Space, Technology with 0 Comments
Why June 30, 2015 Will Get an Extra (“Leap”) Second

June 30, 2015 will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second, or ‘leap’ second, will be added. Here’s why…

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The World’s First Commercial Jetpack Is Set for 2016 Launch and Will Cost $150,000

Posted by on June 28, 2015 in Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
The World’s First Commercial Jetpack Is Set for 2016 Launch and Will Cost $150,000

The Martin Jetpack is set for commercial launch in 2016, and its creators believe it could transform emergency response and search-and-rescue missions. The vehicle’s latest prototype, the P12, went on display at the Paris Airshow last week, with commercial production set to begin soon. The Martin Jetpack uses ducted fans instead of jet propulsion, and comes with a top speed of 46 miles per hour. It can fly for more than half an hour, and at up to 1,000 metres, or 3,300 feet, in the air. The cost is expected to be around $150,000. See it for yourself in the video below:

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RAW: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket to ISS Explodes 2 Minutes After Launch

Posted by on June 28, 2015 in Space, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
RAW: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket to ISS Explodes 2 Minutes After Launch

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, carrying more than two tons of supplies for the International Space Station, exploded shortly after lifting off at 10.21am Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral.

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“Low-Wage” Robots May Cause Massive Social Unrest

Posted by on June 26, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
“Low-Wage” Robots May Cause Massive Social Unrest

As reported by Bloomberg News, Johann Rupert, a South African who earned his billions selling expensive Cartier jewelry and Chloe fashion, sees escalating tensions in the future between the rich and the poor as robots, coupled with artificial intelligence, fuel mass unemployment.

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How Google Gave Itself Permission to Listen in on Your Computer’s Microphone

Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 3 Comments
How Google Gave Itself Permission to Listen in on Your Computer’s Microphone

In a startling revelation, Google was accused last week of spying on its users. The source code that allows the invasive surveillance was designed to enable Chrome users to conduct Google searches by voice, activating computers’ built-in microphones to facilitate the process. However, privacy advocates noticed that the code enabled perpetual recording of users’ private conversations using the access granted from “OK Google,” the name of the hotword voice detection tool.

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Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking Fear a Robot Apocalypse, But Physicist Lawrence Krauss Disagrees

Posted by on June 24, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking Fear a Robot Apocalypse, But Physicist Lawrence Krauss Disagrees

All new technology is frightening, says physicist Lawrence Krauss. But there are many more reasons to welcome machine consciousness than to fear it. Right now, says Krauss, robots can’t even fold laundry. But when they do learn to think (which he considers very likely), then there’s also reason to believe that they’ll develop consciences.

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Can Technology Stop Aging?

Posted by on June 20, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Can Technology Stop Aging?

In the movie Self/Less, an older man tries to stay young by uploading his consciousness to a younger body. Can technology prevent humans from aging? Julia Wilde of DNews reports.

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BBC Mind Control: New TV Technology May Allow Viewers to Change Channels With Thought Power

Posted by on June 18, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
BBC Mind Control: New TV Technology May Allow Viewers to Change Channels With Thought Power

Developers at the state-funded broadcaster have been testing “mind control” technology that allows viewers to change channels using thought power alone. The prototype tests, publicized by the BBC in a blog post, showed staff members using headsets that monitored “meditation” and “activity” to allow them to decide which program to select on a TV set. The headset could render the traditional remote control obsolete, blog author Cyrus Saihan said.

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How Technology Disconnects You From Yourself

Posted by on June 7, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
How Technology Disconnects You From Yourself

With notifications, emails, texts, voicemails, “likes”, instagram pictures and tweets, comments, tags and posts, as well as, photos, videos, headlines, blogs, subscriptions, downloads, uploads,ads, ringtones, mp3’s, apps, games, usernames, passwords, captchas, folders, files, feeds, searches and poke’s … it’s hardly surprising why we’re always so busy.

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This Ingenious Plan for the Ocean to Clean Itself Is Led By a 20-Year-Old

Posted by on June 4, 2015 in Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 2 Comments
This Ingenious Plan for the Ocean to Clean Itself Is Led By a 20-Year-Old

A Dutch man barely out of his teens is leading one of the most ambitious ocean cleanup efforts ever: to halve the amount of plastic debris floating in the Pacific within a decade. The man’s name is Boyan Slat, and he’s come up with a pretty ingenious way of doing it. Instead of clamoring around the globe on a never-ending junk hunt, he wants the ocean to “clean itself.”

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5 Amazingly Epic Inventions of 2015

Posted by on June 2, 2015 in Technology with 0 Comments
5 Amazingly Epic Inventions of 2015

Check out these 5 amazingly epic inventions of 2015: see-through canoe, suspended tents, 3D doodle pens, self-flying drone, 3D printer

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Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either

Posted by on June 2, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either

Should you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that is the iPod and iPad to your kids? Steve Jobs wouldn’t, and for good reason too…

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Look How Far Robotics Has Come: Cheetah Robot Adjusts to Jump Over Obstacles

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Look How Far Robotics Has Come: Cheetah Robot Adjusts to Jump Over Obstacles

In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

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New Bionic Lens Promises Superhuman Vision

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
New Bionic Lens Promises Superhuman Vision

The Ocumentics Bionic Lens, invented by British Columbia optometrist Dr. Garth Webb, is promising to give everyone perfect vision three times better than 20/20. The surgically inserted specialized lenses would revolutionize the eye care industry by eventually make driving glasses, progressive lenses and contact lenses obsolete, according to Webb.

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