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Scientists create cheap artificial petrol by storing hydrogen in nano beads

UK-based Cella Energy has developed a synthetic fuel that could lead to US$150 per gallon gasoline and could run in existing cars The new hydrogen-based fuel produces no greenhouse gases and could be available in as little as three years Apparently it involves taking hydrogen and capturing it in nano sized beads which then can be used in existing engines Professor Stephen Bennington, the project’s lead scientist, said: “In some senses, hydrogen is the perfect fuel It has three times mor

How to encourage kids to read their science books

Looking for a new way to encourage kids to study science How about including this page as an insert in the front of their books Just shows that kids are training to work in a world that doesn't exist yet

Multiple flying Quadrotors autonomously build a structure - video

Teams of flying robots called quadrotors autonomously build tower-like cubic structures from modular parts Work done by Quentin Lindsey, Daniel Mellinger, and Vijay Kumar at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania Sure its not going to change the world, at least not for a few decades yet But flying construction bots would be faster and more efficient than humans in the long run [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/W18Z3UnnS_0fs=1[/flash]

China builds the worlds longest bridge - video

At 264 miles long, the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge would easily cross the English Channel and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in the American state of Louisiana The vast structure links the centre of the booming port city of Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province with the suburb of Huangdao, spanning the wide blue waters of Jiaozhou Bay Built in just four years at a cost of £55 billion, the sheer scale of the bridge reveal

How to clear 20 meter high snow drifts - video

Think the snow is bad at your place These Japanese plowing machines were busy erecting 20-meter high “snow corridors” along Japan’s Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/_8gLFJG6UpYfs=1[/flash]

The green robot has appearance of a human overlayed - video

The green robot has the appearance of a person overlaid on its basic shape via the glasses the viewer is wearing Here you have a template of a human, a blank human shaped robot The glasses that the user has on overlays the image of a person on the template, so they see what appears to be a real person Science Fiction would have great fun with this construction its very Matrix like [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/s-hg4qCaR74[/flash]

How undersea cables are created and laid - fascinating technology video

Undersea cables are the weave that holds our communication world together, this video shows just how delicate and sensitive the cables are, from their creation to being laid undersea It seems an amazingly slow way of loading a ship with cable, its fed on in one long strand not loaded on in drums An interesting video to see Here is a map of all the undersea cable paths http://wwwcablemapinfo/ [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/v1JEuzBkOD8[/flash] [flash=640x510]http://wwwy

Sawstop - stops saw blades when it senses fingers. Developer shows it working using his own finger - video

Sawstop is a safety system for saws that detects fingers using electric conductivity and stops the blade before it even scratches the finger Amazing to see working Tends to trash the blade in the process but saves body parts Worth watching Website: http://wwwsawstopcom/ [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/E3mzhvMgrLE&hl=en_US[/flash]

Robot debones 500 hams an hour - slasher video

New robot can debone meat with a scary precision HAMDAS-R represents a leap forward in the automation of food processing – the “variations in meat form and bone size” have heretofore been an obstacle in robotic processing of “irregularly shaped, soft foods” such as hams This robot is able to consistently distinguish meat from bone Its like a new slasher movie plot emerges [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/UrVFcqgHSLQ[/flash]

Is this the most awesome cellphone you will ever see? - video

This is the Mozilla Seabird a concept cell phone that gives an idea of just what cell phones might look in the near future The problem might be a 5 minute battery life [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/jGPxDCTIBX8fs=1[/flash]

Scientists melt rock using focused sunshine - video

This BBC video shows how powerful focused sunlight can be from a lens no bigger than 3 people At the focal point there is no know substance that they cannot melt [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/z0_nuvPKIi8&hl=en_US[/flash] More [url=http://wwwredditcom/r/science/comments/eamo5/jem_melts_rock_using_sunshine/]Here[/url] Make your own Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray! http://wwwinstructablescom/id/Giant-Fresnel-Lens-Deathray-An-Experiment-in-Opti/

Complete 15 story hotel built in 6 days in China - video

A level 9 Earthquake-resistant, sound-proof, thermal-insulated 15-story hotel in Changsha, complete with everything, from the cabling to three-pane windows was built in just six days total [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/Ps0DSihggiofs=1&hl=en_US[/flash]

Is Dandelion tea a cure for cancer?

Extract from dandelion roots dug out of lawns make cancer cells "commit suicide" Oncologist Dr Caroline Hamm got the idea to look into dandelions after two leukemia patients refused their next course of chemotherapy, yet returned to the cancer centre not on stretchers, but with improved test results after a steady diet of dandelion tea Hamm contacted University of Windsor biochemist Siyaram Pandey Two cases "were nothing, it could be coincidental," Pandey said, recalling his early

Science experiment goes wrong - molten Aluminum explodes - video

Some students are making a video about creating aluminum ingots, when moisture in the casting mold causes it to explode out No one is hurt but its interesting how hard it is to put out burning materials More comments [url=http://wwwredditcom/r/videos/comments/dzt1w/how_not_to_pour_molten_aluminum/]here[/url] [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/A796N_YZTm8[/flash]

Ever think about using a needle more than once? - image

Amazng image of the quick decay of a insulin needle Insulin syringes are intended for a single use only Using them twice may contaminate and/or interfere with some insulin's activity, in addition to wearing the protective coating off the needle and causing more pain at injection When the protective silicon coating is worn away by re-use, it can also contaminate the insulin; white precipitates can form in the vial from the silicon, possibly interfering with the action of the insulin
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