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Plants able to grow without gravity

Scientists have determined that it is possible to grow plants in space despite the lack of gravity. Experiments on the International Space Station hav…

Brian Rush’s Bench

What good is art if it doesn’t bring people closer together? Well, Brian Rush’s Bench 2011 did just that with a wee bit of industrial rollers and gravity: Link – via Booooooom [...]

Preview Of Animated Series “Gravity Falls”

(YouTube Link) Gravity Falls is a new animated TV show, created by Alan Hirsch, that will air on the Disney Channel starting June 29th. This surprisingly fun, and beautifully animated, show is about two kids from the big city sent to spend the summer with their uncle in a strange Oregon town called Gravity Falls, where things [...]

Cat Walks Down Side of Refrigerator Like a Boss

(Video Link) Gravity is for losers and humans. Piggy that cat ignores it as she casually walks down the side of a refrigerator. -via Gizmodo

Kelvin-Helmholtz Wave Clouds

Redditor alison_bee photographed these bizarre clouds over Birmingham, Alabama. I planned to go with the end of the world as an explanation, but another redditor, claiming to be a meteorologist, explains what’s happening in more scientific terms: What is happening is that the nocturnal near-surface layers (lowest 50-100m) of the atmosphere are much more stable than [...]

How the Rotating Corridor Scene of Inception Was Filmed

Remember the zero gravity fight / rotating corridor scene in the movie Inception? How did they film it? Director Christopher Nolan explains (hint: they actually built a real rotating set): … I spent just a couple of minutes on this set while it’s rotating and what it does to your brain is extremely difficult to [...]

Gravity Harps

(YouTube link) Andy Cavatorta was commissioned to build a new musical instrument based on a pendulum for Bjork’s Biophilia show in Manchester, UK. The first such instrument built was the Gravity Ring, but that was scrapped as too bulky for the tour. The next idea was Gravity Harps. The pendulums each contain harp strings, which are [...]

Gravitional Field Map of Earth

Earth may be round, but not its gravitational field! After two years in orbit, the European Space Agency’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite has revealed the clearest picture of earth’s gravity-field map: The geoid is the surface of an ideal global ocean in the absence of tides and currents, shaped only by gravity. [...]

Could our own sun communicate with ET ?

Scientists have proposed a concept involving the sun that could be used to communicate with aliens. If the sun’s gravity could be utilised in a way so…

New Suits May Help Astronauts Retain Bone Mass

Astronauts can lose 1-2% of their skeletal mass for each month that they spend in very low gravity. After a several months, this loss can become a serious health problem. But a new MIT-designed outfit called the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit may help counteract this problem: With stirrups that loop around the feet, the elastic gravity [...]