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October 19, 2014

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4:49 PM | The Cone of Invisibility Invisibility - it’s something...
The Cone of Invisibility Invisibility - it’s something we’ve sought after for years, not just as Harry Potter and Klingon enthusiasts, but for practical purposes of concealment. But is there a way to hide something without the use of camouflage? Is there such a thing as cloaking? As the University of Rochester shows— yes! Kim Horcher and Bryan Forrest (Video Game High School, Man at Arms) discuss! Watch the video from The University of Rochester: […]

October 06, 2014

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9:44 PM | Researchers Use Mutant Mosquitos to Fight Disease...
Researchers Use Mutant Mosquitos to Fight Disease Spread Mosquitos are parasitic insects that spread deadly diseases like malaria and dengue fever; they’re literally the deadliest animals on earth. There are many ways of mutating mosquitos to combat the diseases by means of birth control and killing off the insects themselves. But are there flaws in the plan to modify the mosquitos and reintroduce them to the wild? Are there unintended consequences? Kim Horcher discusses with science […]

October 01, 2014

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6:27 PM | CDC Warns Ebola Outbreak Could Reach 1.4 Million in 3...
CDC Warns Ebola Outbreak Could Reach 1.4 Million in 3 Months The Ebola virus disease is spreading throughout western Africa, and the CDC is warning that the spread could top 1.4 million cases in January 2015 if not controlled. Furthermore, the longer it takes the control, the more difficult it will be to quarantine and attempt to treat the disease, as it spreads very rapidly. Kim Horcher and Christina Ochoa (Science educator) discuss. Read more: […]

September 27, 2014

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9:44 PM | ASMR - The Great Feelings We Still Can’t Quite...
ASMR - The Great Feelings We Still Can’t Quite Explain ASMR videos are a massive category on Youtube and the internet at large— some people might be made uncomfortable by them, while others may feel comfort and joy by watching them. But what is the reasoning behind these feel-good videos? Why do people feel such strong emotions while watching them? Kim Horcher, Andrew Fogel (Nerd Alert Producer), and special guest Rana McAnear (Actress, Model - Mass Effect 2) discuss. Read more […]
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7:16 PM | First Mars Photos From MAVEN & Mangalyaan Within hours of...
First Mars Photos From MAVEN & Mangalyaan Within hours of arrival on Mars, NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) and India’s Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission) snapped and sent back pictures of the red planet, helping us to begin to understand the atmosphere and what caused the dramatic change in it. Interestingly, India’s MOM orbiter was successfully sent for a mere fraction of MAVEN’s cost, and could have interesting implications for the nation. Kim […]
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