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Head Squeeze presents eight awesome tricks that you can try at home — no special equipment required, no fuss, all you need is a table and a good sense of fun!
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Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a new way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials. This development could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and energy storage. Read more »
NASA’s fastest spacecraft collects dust like no other scientific instrument. Hurtling through space on its one-way trip toward Pluto, New Horizons is measuring space dust — a technique that could help astronomers find planets in other solar systems.
Math is weird. Take, for example, Zipf's law, which io9 wrote about on Monday. Linguist George Zipf discovered, back in the 1940s, that if he ranked words by their popular usage, a surprising pattern appeared. The most popular word was used twice as frequently as the next most popular, and that word was used twice as frequently as the next most popular, and so on. Zipf called this the rank vs. frequency rule, though it's now known as Zipf's law. And Zipf's law doesn't just apply to words. It
Please be sure to attend the 1st Okanagan Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symposium being held by the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health in Silver Star ski resort, British Columbia, Canada, on March 20th to 22nd 2014 ! This new symposium is a small conference (to be held biennially) which will cover a wide range […]