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November 26, 2014

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10:29 AM | Van der Waals force re-measured
Physicists verify nonlinear increase with growing molecular size.
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9:08 AM | 'Giant' charge density disturbances discovered in nanomaterials
Researchers have, with the help of computer simulations, discovered a combination of materials that strengthens the so-called Friedel oscillations and bundles them, as if with a lens, in different directions. With a range of 50 nanometers, these 'giant anisotropic charge density oscillations' are many times greater than normal and open up new possibilities in the field of nanoelectronics to exchange or filter magnetic information.
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6:23 AM | Picosun ALD Protects Printed Electronics
Picosun launches production scale roll-to-roll ALD system which is especially suitable for printed electronics applications.
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5:50 AM | Week 26: Of Peppers, Parks and Plutonium in Santa Fe
A first: A snow-frosted Astroguyz mobile. (all photos by the author). Well, we headed northward in our trek across New Mexico this week, and winter weather was there to meet us.  We knew it would happen sometime, and the gloves, hats and jackets are now out in full force. Luckily, the town of Santa Fe, [...]
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5:50 AM | Week 27: Crossing Panhandles
Downtown Oklahoma City. (All photos by the author). If you’re like us, you’ve made that long drive across the state of Texas many, many times. The state is larger than many countries, and in fact was a nation long before joining the U.S of A. Anyone in the U.S. Air Force is familiar with Texas, [...]
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2:50 AM | Week 26: Of Peppers, Parks and Plutonium in Santa Fe
A first: A snow-frosted Astroguyz mobile. (all photos by the author). Well, we headed northward in our trek across New Mexico this week, and winter weather was there to meet us.  We knew it would happen sometime, and the gloves, hats and jackets are now out in full force. Luckily, the town of Santa Fe, [...]
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2:50 AM | Week 27: Crossing Panhandles
Downtown Oklahoma City. (All photos by the author). If you’re like us, you’ve made that long drive across the state of Texas many, many times. The state is larger than many countries, and in fact was a nation long before joining the U.S of A. Anyone in the U.S. Air Force is familiar with Texas, [...]
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1:52 AM | Even in times of darkness, as we lie in the shadow of seemingly...
Even in times of darkness, as we lie in the shadow of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, as we stare up at challenges looming and jagged, their crests forever creeping away, no matter how long we have journeyed to scale them, let us remember that should we let our eyes adjust and look beyond, we may find enough stellar jewels to make every man and woman rich beyond measure. In the shadow of the furthest reach of Earth into the sky, itself a timid and rocky hand grasping distantly at the […]
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1:11 AM | How to be an Archery Superhero With the Hunger Games sequel...
How to be an Archery Superhero With the Hunger Games sequel coming out this week, we thought we’d look into the science of archery with this fun twist. We teamed up with Archery360.org to help bring this short to you and guess what, we’ve got full lesson plans with this video for both middle school and high school classes. That means, if you’re going to show it in class and want to take it to the next level, we’ve done the legwork and made a lesson for you. To get […]
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1:03 AM | asapscience: Here’s the #AsapBookClub discussion of THE...
asapscience: Here’s the #AsapBookClub discussion of THE HOT ZONE with Joe Hanson of It’s Okay To Be Smart. If you missed my AsapBookClub chat with the ASAPscience team tonight, here it is for you to watch at your leisure.  We had a great time talking about Richard Preston’s famous book about Ebola, The Hot Zone, more current today than it’s ever been. But is it a work of science, or fiction? Did any of us actually like it? Find out!
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12:22 AM | Secret Codes - Cryptography, Decipherment and the Imitation...
Secret Codes - Cryptography, Decipherment and the Imitation Game Hidden messages, and how we uncover them. A quick look at cryptography, cryptanalysis and decipherment. The 2014 film, The Imitation Game, centers on Alan Turing and the cracking of the Enigma Machine. There’s a whole history of “figuring out” behind Turing’s discovery. Three secretive subjects come to mind. Cryptography finds ways of keeping your messages secret. Cryptanalysis reverse engineers those ways […]
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12:17 AM | The Science of “Bennu’s Journey”
The OSIRIS-REx project released Bennu’s Journey, a movie describing one possible history of our target asteroid – Bennu. The animation is among the most highly detailed productions created by Goddard’s Conceptual Image Laboratory.

November 25, 2014

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11:33 PM | Misconceptions about Pets This week, Elliott discusses some...
Misconceptions about Pets This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about pets. By: Mental Floss. Support: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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10:44 PM | 6 Oddball Questions Scientists Have Genuinely Tried to...
6 Oddball Questions Scientists Have Genuinely Tried to Answer Science has brought us amazing advancements in fields like medicine and technology - but sometimes scientists like to get weird, too. Here are 6 of our favorites. By: How Stuff Works.
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9:54 PM | Religion Vs Evolution (ft. the Messianic Manic) Can you believe...
Religion Vs Evolution (ft. the Messianic Manic) Can you believe in both evolution and God? Let me and the Messianic Manic help you out! Messianic Manic’s Half of the Collab: http://tinyurl.com/pko4vnr Ockham’s Razor: http://tinyurl.com/pauxqo7 Was the Universe Designed? http://tinyurl.com/pxea4pc By: Philosophy Tube. Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube
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9:50 PM | Join me and the ASAPscience guys tonight for #ASAPbookclub
jtotheizzoe: I’m joining Mitch and Greg on November 25 at 6 EST to talk about this month’s asapscience book club pick: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston Keep your eyes here or on the ASAPscience page for details on how to join in on tomorrow’s Google hangout. Reposting since this is happening tonight! Who’s joining us? Send in your questions about The Hot Zone/Ebola here or on Twitter! Keep a look out here or on Twitter for details on how to join in and watch the […]
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9:41 PM | 45 Gifts To Buy For Your Favorite Popular Science Editor In 2014
We like to geek out over all kinds of things here at Popular Science. From retro-cool, to cutting-edge, to future-tech there's nothing like a good gizmo to get our gears…
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9:35 PM | popmech: Elusive Black Seadevil Anglerfish Has Been Captured on...
popmech: Elusive Black Seadevil Anglerfish Has Been Captured on Video for the First Time Hey there, beautiful MBARI Senior Scientist (and former UCSB researcher) Bruce Robinson came across this fish at a depth of about 1900ft. He explains: This is the first time we’ve captured this fish on video in its habitat. Anglerfish, like this Melanocetus, are among the most rarely seen of all deep-sea fishes. The shining spot at the tip of the ‘fishing pole’ projecting from the […]
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9:31 PM | The molecular path of best resilience
Many studies focus on susceptibility to stress and how it triggers depression. But a new study highlights a protein important in resilience, showing that resisting stress takes work, too.
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9:05 PM | Human’s 10 Bizarre Behaviors That Can’t Be...
Human’s 10 Bizarre Behaviors That Can’t Be Explained We do these so frequently that we don’t even realize what a remarkably quirky species humans are… What do you think is the most typical human behaviour, in this list or in general? By: Hybrid Librarian. Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/hybridlibrarian
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9:00 PM | Neurons light up Times Square for Midnight Moment
When it comes to conveying the wonder and scale of the brain, less is more
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8:50 PM | Giving Thanks To the B-Vitamin Niacin
It seems like the only nutrition-related topic in the news this week is Thanksgiving, and rightfully so! We’ve all heard the story about how the tryptophan in turkey makes us sleepy because it supports the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is involved in the brain’s regulation of sleep. But did you know that tryptophan can actually be used to produce the B-vitamin niacin in the body?
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8:38 PM | Researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals
Researchers have developed a cost-effective and more efficient way to manufacture nanoporous metals over many scales, from nanoscale to macroscale, which is visible to the naked eye.
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8:16 PM | Mercury and Turkey If Mercury were the size of a cranberry, how...
Mercury and Turkey If Mercury were the size of a cranberry, how big would Jupiter be? Find out from Dr. Bruce Betts on this week’s Random Space Fact. Happy Thanksgiving! By: The Planetary Society.
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8:00 PM | 10 years ago science was broken – I'm making it better
Science is plagued by bias, sloppy methods and dodgy statistics. John Ioannidis has dedicated his career to pointing out the flaws and getting rid of them (full text available to subscribers)
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7:27 PM | 7 Mind-Blowing Facts About Iceland by braincraft: Ready to be...
7 Mind-Blowing Facts About Iceland by braincraft: Ready to be amazed?! Here’s a little something I put together from my recent trip to Iceland. The landscapes there are a science lovers’ paradise!
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7:00 PM | Win these 10 great popular science books for Christmas
Treat your friends or family to a science page-turner this Christmas. These 10 titles are a good place to start, and are up for grabs in our competition
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6:38 PM | Science Bulletins: Focus on Mars This month’s Astro News...
Science Bulletins: Focus on Mars This month’s Astro News features a roundup of Mars stories: • A high-resolution map of Mars’s surface shows geologic structures in more detail than ever before. • Two missions—MOM and MAVEN—made orbit around the Red Planet. • 900 images are assembled to create a billion-pixel panorama of Gale Crater. By: American Museum of Natural History.
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6:15 PM | Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance
Data storage pattern transferred to solar cell via nanopatterning increases light absorption.
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5:49 PM | Total Energy Paul Andersen explains how the total energy of a...
Total Energy Paul Andersen explains how the total energy of a system is the combination of kinetic, potential and internal energy of the objects. He then shows you how to calculate the kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, and elastic potential energy of objects within a system. Over time the total energy of the system will change due to changes in position and frictional effects. By: Bozeman Science.
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