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Astronaut Charles Duke Left a Family Photo on the Moon

In 1972, Charles Duke spent nearly three days on the surface of the moon. Before he left, Duke placed a snapshot of his family on the ground and left it there. He also brought back the 26-pound rock known as Big Muley, the biggest moon rock ever brought to Earth. Link -via It’s Okay to Be [...]

Bouncing a Drop of Water on Water

Here’s a nifty party trick, courtesy of physics: how to bounce droplets of water on the surface of water. Physics Buzz Blog explains: Typically, when a droplet of water plunges into a pool of water, it [...]

Curiosity rover comes across strange rock

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has discovered a strange pyramid shaped rock on the Martian surface. Nicknamed “Jake Matijevic” after the surface operatio…

What’s Happening on Saturn’s Moons?

This 25-minute film explores what we’ve learned about Saturn’s various moons via space probes. The data comes primarily from NASA’s Cassini, though some is from the Voyager and Galileo missions. Nitrogen geysers, bizarre surface ridges, and real atmospheres are all par for the course — though no big creepy monoliths have been found. [...]

Is evidence of Mars life below the surface ?

Simple organic molecules could be present just a few inches below the soil on the surface of Mars. In August NASA’s ambitious car-sized rover, Curiosi…

Researchers develop paint-on batteries

The lithium-ion batteries can be applied to any surface as a series of spray-painted layers. Graduate student Neelam Singh and her team at Rice Univer…

Why do stout bubbles go down ?

Why do the bubbles in stout beers such as Guinness sink instead of rising to the surface ? It is well known that the bubbles in a glass of stout rise …

A View Of London Reflected In Puddles

Now this is an interesting way to see London-reflected on the surface of a puddle, melding with the street  and distorted by ripples in the water. Photographed by native Londoner Gavin Hammond, these beautiful pics are like glimpses into another dimension, revealed after a rainy day has washed the grime off the streets. I would love to [...]

Fog-Free Self-Cleaning Glass Made with Nanotechnology

Images: Kyoo-Chul Park and Hyungryul Choi Wiping or blowing away the fog on your car’s windshield will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to researchers at MIT: they’ve developed a fog-free, glare-free, [...]

Movie Cancelled

On the surface, this appears to be a titanic missed opportunity to add an extra layer of realism to the movie. But since this came from a British site, there are probably “healthy and safety rules” to consider. Link -via Arbroath