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Awesome March 5, 2013 posted by

This riveting International Space Station Video Tour is a must watch glimpse of an alien lifestyle

Ever wondered what it would be like to live on the International Space Station for six months? Think it would be easy? Well think again. Apparently not only is it a very busy place indeed, with lots of scientists doing amazing experiments and all that boffin type activity, but it also comes with its own share of weirdness. Like the fact that you don’t ever sit down. Not for 6 months or however long your tour is. No chairs you…


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This riveting International Space Station Video Tour is a must watch glimpse of an alien lifestyle
Awesome November 5, 2012 posted by

Open Source Aerogel – awesome material can now be made by anyone, but….

We first featured the wonder product Aerogel back in 2003 when we wrote about a high performance jacket designed for mountain climbers. The €1900 coat is just one item in a rapidly growing stable of commercial products based around this wonder material, which was developed in 1931 by Dr Samuel Kistler in the US. Despite its amazing thermal insulation properties and an absolute slew of world records (lowest density solid, lowest thermal conductivity, lowest speed of sound through a material…


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Open Source Aerogel – awesome material can now be made by anyone, but….
Bizarre October 25, 2012 posted by

Learning the Lessons of Flight AF447 – the problem with pilot errors and training

It was just after 2am on the 1st of June 2009 when Air France flight number AF447, an Airbus A330-200 with 228 people on board, suddenly went missing with no explanation. The authorities mounted a search as soon as they were aware of the problem, and within hours found wreckage that indicated the aircraft had crashed into the sea. However it was only after an intensive two year search of the sea bed that the flight recorders were found, and…


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Learning the Lessons of Flight AF447 – the problem with pilot errors and training
cool tech October 18, 2012 posted by

Super Cheap Health Tests cost pennies, saves lives

One of the big challenges of our global family is to deliver affordable health care to those who don’t have much money, especially in the developing world. The massive advances in first world health mechanics is all well and good, but if it requires a $10,000 down payment, it’s not going to help someone with a median income of $10 a month. Which is why it’s great to see organizations like Diagnostics For All step up and offer low cost…


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Super Cheap Health Tests cost pennies, saves lives
hmm..interesting October 12, 2012 posted by

Animals are now officially considered to be conscious – more respect for that badger please

Anyone who’s ever owned a pet will definitely, absolutely know this for a fact already, but scientists have now moved to officially declare that mammals, birds and many other animals are indeed conscious, and therefore should be treated as such. The declaration was made at a special gathering of scientists during a conference at Cambridge University in the UK back in July of this year.


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Animals are now officially considered to be conscious – more respect for that badger please
cool tech October 11, 2012 posted by

Anti Ageing DNA Service promises instant skin care tailored to the individual

We would all love to stop the march of progress and slow down our crumbling bodily functions, but the technology still remains very science fiction. However a new system developed with the aid of Professor Christofer Toumazou at Imperial College, London, may offer a way to hold back Olde Father Tyme, at least as far as wear and tear of our skin is concerned.


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Anti Ageing DNA Service promises instant skin care tailored to the individual
hmm..interesting October 10, 2012 posted by

Don’t worry, you can now be treated for your mobile phone addiction

Well it’s official. After a fair amount of ‘is it, or isn’t it?‘ time, nomophobia, or the fear of being without your mobile phone, has finally become a real treatable illness. How do we know? Well it’s moved out of the sensational news media realm and onto the price lists of psychiatric clinics around the world. Scary eh?


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Don’t worry, you can now be treated for your mobile phone addiction