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Space Station Blows Up


The orbital balloon: NASA tests blow-up space-craft A prototype inflatable module is to be tested  aboard the International Space Station to give astronauts an extra bedroom, NASA has announced. The inflatable module  can be compressed into a 7ft tube for … Continue reading

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Impact Protection


An orange goo that looks like the children’s toy silly putty seems an unlikely material to protect valuable technology products. Yet this strange  gel, also known as D3O, behaves very differently under sudden impact, as the molecules of this ‘non-Newtonian polymer’ lock together, immediately dissipating … Continue reading

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A Quick Nap


We spend around 10% of our waking hours with our eyes shut. And while it’s commonly thought that we blink to keep our eyes lubricated, it seems a lot of the time it’s because our brains need a little nap. New research … Continue reading

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This Ain’t Your Grandpas Field Rations


The Military Is Pushing the Bounds… of Food Science Tremendous breakthroughs are often born out of military pursuits. In the past, military research has directly or indirectly led to technological innovations like the microwave oven, nuclear power, and the Internet. … Continue reading

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Killer T Cell


No, it’s not the name of a rap artist. Scientists have created cells capable of killing cancer for the first time. The dramatic breakthrough was made by researchers in Japan who created cancer-specific killer T cells. They say the development paves the … Continue reading

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Fab Four Can Heat You Up


Feeling nostalgic about days gone by can make us feel warmer, new research has claimed. The study investigated the effects of nostalgic feelings on reaction to cold and the perception of warmth. The volunteers, from universities in China and the … Continue reading

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Perfect for the Prepper


It is widely considered the simplest of all cookery skills, but getting it right still escapes so many sorry chefs. But now inventors claim a tiny gadget will make sure even the world’s worst in the kitchen can boil the perfect egg … Continue reading

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