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Interact With 12 Scientific Game Changers [Science]

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Scientific American put together an interactive piece on 12 events that could drastically change the world, from nuclear exchange to cold fusion to the discovery of other dimensions. Pretty much all the stuff Lost totally prepared us for. More

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Stellar DSLR Time Lapse of a Space Shuttle Launch [Photography]

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Six weeks, and over 100 hours of footage shot on several Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs culminates in this remarkable, 4-minute time lapse of a Space Shuttle launch. [ Air&Space via Planet5D ] More

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The Laser Turns 50 [Lasers]

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The venerable laser officially turns 50 today. Its inaugural demonstration at the Hughes Research Labs has led to many things, from black hole discovery to bar codes to DVDs, but scientists promise there’s plenty more left to discover. Pew pew! More

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Resurrected Mammoth Blood: Welcome to Pliocene Park [Science]

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A team of scientists from around the world have recreated mammoth hemoglobin. The discovery reveals more about the beast than fossil records ever could; it’s as though we’ve traveled 40,000 years into the past and taken a blood sample.

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I Want to Get My Kids to the Egg Child Care Center [Architecture]

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This is Discovery, a children nursery designed by German studio GPAC. Thirteen eggs scattered under a central glass canopy. I want to get my child there. It will match my Star Trek suit

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Space Shuttle’s Engines Are Shower Heads From Hell [Nasa]

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A NASA engineer saw our image of the space shuttle Discovery’s engines and thought it wasn’t good enough. She sent us these exclusive pictures looking right inside the nozzle . Surprise: It looks exactly like a shower head

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A Rare Look Into the Space Shuttle’s Engines [Image Cache]

by on Apr.09, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, age, and, ANT, app, AR, C5, clear, de, Disco, discovery, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eee, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Im, Image cache, Imagecache, Ion, Isp, ISS, Les, machines, Mod, Nas, Nasa, Nes, One, order, Os, Padd, Pee, photo, photography, photos, Photoshop, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, Rc, Rock, Rocket, Rockets, rom, s5, Shuttle, Space, Space Shuttle, Style, Tag, ted, TI, X1, X2

I always wanted to know how a rocket engine looked right from below, peeking into its nozzles. So I got a high definition NASA photography of Discovery approaching the ISS, and passed it through Photoshop. Here’s the result.

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Space Shuttle or Alien Invasion [Image Cache]

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When a reader sent me his video of Discovery shooting to the stars in the middle of the night—for mission STS-131—I thought it was a comet blazing through the sky. Or an alien invasion. Whatever. It’s absolutely spectacular.

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Go Get Your Zune 4.5 Update [Zune]

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The Zune 4.5 update we saw last week looked pretty good! More codec support, Smart DJ music discovery (similar to the iTunes Genius feature that’s pretty stellar with a Zune Pass), and a few other fun features. It’s available even sooner than we thought, so all you Zune owners go ahead and open up your Zune software on your computer and connect your Zune HD to get the latest and greatest.

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Zune 4.5 Update Has Smart DJ, On-TV Zune Marketplace, More Codecs [Zune Hd]

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As promised (and as a sign that Microsoft isn’t forgetting about Zune HD to work on Windows Phone 7), the Zune 4.5 update brings more video codec support and Smart DJ music discovery to the player. More

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