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Scots scientists create car biofuel from whisky by-products

Whisky lovers have another excuse to enjoy a dram — scientists in Scotland on Tuesday unveiled a biofuel to help power cars developed from the…

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Our Place in the Universe

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Sunset from the ISS

Explanation: What are these strange color bands being seen from the International Space Station? The Sun setting through Earth’s atmosphere. Pictured above, a sunset captured…

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Alien Life on Titan

Researchers at the space agency believe they have discovered vital clues that appeared to indicate that primitive aliens could be living on the planet. Data…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Successfully Launched

Cape Canaveral, Florida (CNN) — Friday’s test launch of the Falcon 9 rocket was “essentially a bullseye,” SpaceX officials said after the rocket successfully pushed…

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New Lego Space Shuttle Is the Ultimate Nerdgasm

I’m going to buy the shit out of this set.  this looks fucking awesome, and I promise you, when I purchase and build this, I…

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Shuttle’s Toilet Requires Special Training

YouTube – Shuttle’s Toilet Requires Special Training.

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Hand of Fate

A Pulsar’s Hand Explanation: As far as pulsars go, PSR B1509-58 appears young. Light from the supernova explosion that gave birth to it would have…

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Future Military Space Vehicle – Today!

The prevailing theory is that it s some kind of future weapons platform and or combat spaceship. Such a thought is further cemented by the…

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NASA Balloon Crashes During Launch

This breaks my heart, and I wasn’t even there. Imagine all that hard work, sabotaged by stupid wind. WIND. EPICponyz: NASA Balloon Crashes During Launch.

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Beautiful Pics of our Sun Farting + Video

Explanation: Don’t panic, the Sun has not gone wild. But this wild-looking portrait of the nearest star to planet Earth was made on March 30th…

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The Sun Farts

Explanation: What’s happened to our Sun? Last week, it produced one of the largest eruptive prominences ever seen. Pictured above, the prominence erupted in only…

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In The End, There can be only One

Explanation: On the right, surrounded by blue spiral arms, is spiral galaxy M81. On the left, marked by red gas and dust clouds, is irregular…

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Sun and Prominence

Explanation: Dramatic prominences can sometimes be seen looming just beyond the edge of the sun. Such was the case last week as a giant prominence,…

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the white mountain

The White Mountain (extended) from charles on Vimeo. toomanytribbles: the white mountain.

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Observation deck for International Space Station offers panoramic views

Just two weeks after the arrival of the Internet, the International Space Station is getting an Italian-made observation deck that will offer panoramic views of…

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Neill Blomkamp’s TED Talk: Life On Other Planets and the Future of Human Civilization

So you undoubtedly know about TED talks, and of TEDx, the independently-organized TED events around the world. We had one recently in Vancouver, where Neill…

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The Casimir Effect

Explanation: This tiny ball provides evidence that the universe will expand forever. Measuring slightly over one tenth of a millimeter, the ball moves toward a…

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Blue Moon Eclipse

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 ended with a Blue Moon and a partial lunar eclipse, as the second Full Moon of December grazed the…

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New Planetary Systems in Orion

Explanation: How do planets form? To help find out, the Hubble Space Telescope was tasked to take a detailed look at one of the more…

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The Known Universe

[YouTube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U%5D The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang….

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Earth: With Rings

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The Average Color of the Universe

Explanation: What color is the universe? More precisely, if the entire sky were smeared out, what color would the final mix be? This whimsical question…

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Galaxy Zoo Catalogs the Universe

Explanation: You, too, can Zoo. The Galaxy Zoo project has been enabling citizen scientists — inquisitive people like yourself armed with only a web browser–…

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LCROSS Centaur Impact Flash

Explanation: This mid-infrared image was taken in the last minutes of the LCROSS flight mission to the Moon. The small white spot (enlarged in the…

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