Posts by tag: science

Fun & Games November 29, 2016 posted by

NSATMF Lab – this fun website will teach you a thing or two about the world

The world works in mysterious ways. Well, not really, maybe in 1690 it was mysterious but science has pretty much gotten a handle on how things happen on this great blue ball and beyond. Still, some of these concepts may be challenging to explain. The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation: Labs has three fun “experiments” you can use to waste some time learning.

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NSATMF Lab – this fun website will teach you a thing or two about the world
cool tech November 11, 2016 posted by

Smaxtec – the cow implant

I’m not a farmer so I just assumed that cows sort of handled their lives themselves, showing up when it was time to get milked and hanging out chewing cud at all other times. Turns out I way underestimated how much work cows are but technology didn’t. Smaxtec is an implant that gives farmers updates on their cows.

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Smaxtec – the cow implant
Cool Web Apps & Sites June 21, 2016 posted by

Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness – when was the last time you saw the stars?

Our world has changed drastically since the invention of the electric light. Since its introduction into modern life, it’s just gotten brighter and brighter to the point that most people don’t even experience true darkness anymore. The Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness shows you exactly how many people have lost darkness in their lives.

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Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness – when was the last time you saw the stars?
Awesome May 5, 2016 posted by

Batteries that last 400 times as long – research stumbles upon a way to keep batteries alive after many charges

Our smartphones and wireless gadgets are our lifelines but we aren’t completely free to move about, we still need a power source. Batteries don’t last forever and some days, it seems like they don’t last long enough at all. Science may have an answer to give us more juice for our devices soon though. They’ve stumbled across a way to increase battery life up to 400 times what it is now.

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Batteries that last 400 times as long – research stumbles upon a way to keep batteries alive after many charges
Free Software May 4, 2016 posted by

Flyover Country – the app that shows you what’s really going on with the boring landscape below you

Flying is pretty exciting but there are huge stretches of land that are full of pretty much nothing. No towns, no interesting land forms, nothing. Just, well, land. At least that’s what it looks like from so far above it. If you really want to know what’s below you as you pass, the app Flyover Country will keep you informed.

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Flyover Country – the app that shows you what’s really going on with the boring landscape below you