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For science!

Video: Symphony of Science – the Quantum World!


Yes, that’s Morgan Freeman 😉 Yes, that’s AutoTune. As per the video description, “A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close. “The Quantum World” is the eleventh installment in the ongoing Symphony of Science music video series.”

To make this music video, the following was taken from different videos:

Richard Feynman – Fun to Imagine
BBC Visions of the Future – the Quantum Revolution
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
Brian Cox TED Talk
BBC What Time is it
BBC Wonders of the Universe
BBC Horizon – What Is Reality

Cool Video: World’s Smallest Periodic Table


It’s so small that a million of these suckers could fit on a single sticky note. The person in the video chooses to have it embedded into one of his hairs though instead.

F U, Math SAT


Scientists at Oxford University recently discovered a possible breakthrough in cognitive neuroscience. By inducing a small, barely palpable electric current through a subject’s parietal lobe, near the back of the brain, they were able to either enhance or severely impair one’s ability to perform numerical calculations.

For the experiment, it was a current of about a milliamp– hardly enough to trigger any feeling in human sensory nerves– and the direction in which the current ran actually determined the effect. Running the current from <—–Right to Left resulted in an enhanced ability to solve numerical puzzles and calculations. Running it the opposite way, Left to Right—–> impaired subjects’ ability to solve math problems to an extent such that they were as helpless as “an average six year-old.”

The scientists obviously were not on record advocating the usage of electric shocks to improve math performance, and so are not liable for the crowds of math and common sense-impaired DIYers that will inevitably try this and be fried to vegetables.

*hooks up electrodes* Harvard, here I come!! 😉

See the original article.

Science: Genetically-Engineered Blood Developed for Battlefield


Science really is progressing. Check out this excerpt from “Scientists develop ‘fake’ genetically-engineered blood for use on the battlefield”

American scientists have developed ‘artificial’ blood that could soon be used to treat wounded soldiers in battle.

The genetically-engineered blood is created by taking cells from umbilical cords and using a machine to mimic the way bone marrow works to produce mass quantities of usable units of red blood cells.

Known as ‘blood pharming’ the programme was launched in 2008 by the Pentagon’s experimental arm, Darpa, to create blood to treat soldiers in far-flung battlefields.

Pretty neat. Check out the full article Here.


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