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Curiosity has found nitrates on Mars

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments

NASA scientists report that the Curiosity rover has found another compound on Mars that could be indicative that life could have been possible om Mars at one time, in this case nitrates. While not outright proof, but it does make the likelihood higher. To quote the article:
The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) investigation on the […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots · Science

Solar powered Aeroplane

March 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Pioneering is still very possible in this day-and-age: today the Solar Impuse-2 started its attempt to fly around the world on solar power only.

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Tags: Science

Applied Theoretical Math: Goldberg Polyhedra

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Are you a fan of sports, either active or as a spectator? Then you will have seen the so-called Goldberg Polyhedra. How? This video published by Scientific American explains.

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Tags: Science · Video

Ice on Mercury!

December 1st, 2012 · No Comments

NASA has announced to have found ice on Mercury, which is astounding news knowing that mercury is closest to the Sun. Watch te video where the find is disclosed in great detail.

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Tags: Astronomy · Science

Cities viewed from Space

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Wired has a beautiful series of areal pictures of planned cities on their site today. Here are a few of my favourites.

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Tags: Art · Earth · SimCity

Gaming with the Speed of Light

November 15th, 2012 · No Comments

If you really want to get familiar with something you need to spend time with it. MIT has made a game that does just that with relativity effects that occur when you are moving close to the speed of light. Interesting concept that is worth watching.

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Tags: Other games · Science · Science Fiction

Phobos Transit as seen by Curiosity

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

The latest Mars mission update by NASA contains an interesting GIF movie that I want to share with you. The image shows Mars’ moon Phobos partially blocking the Sun.

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots · Science

Invisible bicycle helmets

August 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

I love it when people have a good idea and move to make it a reality. Thank you, rauva, for bringing it to my attention.

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Tags: Science

Fractal Art contest

May 6th, 2012 · No Comments

If you like a bit of fractal art, the Fractal Forums are the place to go. This month the fifth annual Fractal Art is being held. There are three categories in which any one can enter: wildstyle, film and animation.
The relatively new type of fractal, about which I have written here before, are the intriguing […]

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Tags: MandelBulb

Lotus plant inspires super glass

April 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Biomimicry is an exciting style of engineering where solutions from nature are used to solve specific technical problems. Recently research led to this article in which a special type of glass is presented that repels water and dirt in the same way a lotus leaf does.
The nano structure of the glass also does not reflect […]

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Tags: Biology · Science