RoboBees: Epic Mechanical Nature

Let’s face it: the bees are in trouble. Their populous is currently suffering from colony collapse disorder – a strange occurrence where worker bees from hives or colonies suddenly disappear. This decline in numbers is due to certain pesticides, parasites and viruses that have cropped up in the last decade, and even though the European…

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ASMR – The Secret Brain Tingle

Imagine that you are five years old. You are sitting on the end of a couch opposite your older sister, who is chatting away to a friend on the phone. This takes place in a time before wireless phones, so she is wrapping the coiled cord around her finger absentmindedly. When it reaches her nail,…

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Movie Monday: After Earth Review

When it comes to cinema, I enjoy viewing a film with zero expectations, so I generally avoid watching previews. This was the case with ‘After Earth‘, and as I entered the theater, I knew nothing more than a few simple facts: it starred Will Smith & Son, was set 1000 years in the future, and…

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The Moon For Sale: Fact or Fraud?

“Welcome to the computer center of the Lunar Embassy, the leaders in extraterrestrial real estate and the ONLY company in the world to be recognized to possess a legal basis for selling and registering extraterrestrial properties!” This is the greeting tagline on the front page of the Lunar Embassy website. At first glance, anyone would…

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3D Printed Food and The Future of Chefs

It’s Saturday morning. You’ve just slept in two hours past your regular wake-up time, and are feeling rather fresh as you amble through the house towards the kitchen. Reaching into the refrigerator, you grab the milk, and then go over to the dish drain and pull out a fresh bowl and spoon. You can almost taste the…

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Self-Driving Car: The New Mercedes-Benz

    Looking for a new vehicle? Got around $100,000 to spare? How about a self-driving car? According to the New York Times, you could find yourself in one that not only has great gas mileage and a plush interior; but drives itself as well. Enter the 2014 S-Class Sedan, a brand new, top-of-the-line vehicle…

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Optogenetics and Deep Brain Stimulation

The Human brain may still be man’s greatest mystery, but we are making advances everyday that could dramatically alter our understanding and treatment of it. To get a clearer picture of this, let’s explore a few up and coming scientific breakthroughs, starting with one that affects our everyday lives: cell phones. At the present time,…

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