Scientists have found a way to levitate objects with light

Turns out the key to making things lighter than air is…light! California scientists think they’ve found a way to make objects levitate using concentrated light — a theory that could even propel spacecraft farther than they’ve ever traveled before, according to a report. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology believe that by covering the surfaces of objects with microscopic […]

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Scientists are trying to make ISS bathroom less disgusting

In a new paper published in Frontiers in Microbiology, researchers describe the testing of a new coating made of silver and ruthenium, a platinum derivative. Elements like silver have been shown to kill off microorganisms with great efficiency and silver coils are used in a variety of applications, such as water cooling, to prevent the growth of bacteria. The coating, […]

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Scientists plan to map entire ocean floor by 2030

Scientists are mapping the entire ocean floor as part of an ambitious project that could finally find the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. They will use state-of-the-art technology to explore every contour of Earth’s oceans by 2030. As well as uncovering missing wreckages, scientists behind the scheme hope to map hidden underwater mountains that pose a danger to submarines. “If […]

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Scientists Reveal How Sound Can Levitate Objects

David Copperfield better watch out, scientists are throwing in a little magic into their experiments. If you’ve ever wondered just how Houdini could do it, then we may have an explanation for you. According to Discover Magazine, scientists are now able to levitate objects solely using sound! Although no magic tricks are required here, sound waves are proving themselves much […]

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Scientists ate Lego heads to see how long it’d take to poop them out

Pediatricians have to deal with all kinds of interesting situations in their daily work with children, and kids eating random objects is one of them. Children just love to stick stuff in their mouths, and while parents do their best to keep tiny toys away from eager eaters there’s always a chance that something like a Lego finds its way […]

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Fears London could be hit by magnitude-5 earthquake after scientists discover two fault lines under capital

The earthquake could reach a magnitude of 5 on the Richter Scale, with a small chance of a magnitude 6 quake causing "structural damage". Researchers claimed the shaking would be similar to standing on a platform between two passing trains. Dr Richard Ghail, a specialist in civil and environmental engineering at Imperial College told the Telegraph the chance of a quake […]

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Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicide

ATLANTA — Authorities say the death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in a river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide. Fulton County chief medical examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak said Tuesday that Timothy Cunningham’s death was a suicide by drowning. Gorniak said there also was evidence that the 35-year-old epidemiologist had used […]

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'Short man syndrome' is REAL – scientists confirm smaller blokes act more aggressively to make up for height

Researchers at Vrije University in Holland gathered together 42 men of varying stature and entered them into a money-sharing test dubbed the Dictator Game. The game shows how fairly people treat others and usually consists of two players – one of which is given some money. But while the person with the cash is obligated to share some of the […]

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Fancy yourself as Superman? Scientists have created contact lenses that let you shoot lasers from your eyes

The ultra-thin membranes are placed on the iris and produce a green beam which can shine up to 20ins from the eye. Scientists said the beam of light could be used to help in a medical setting or to check for counterfeit banknotes. Prof Malte Gather, of a research team at St Andrews University in Fife, said: “The intensity of […]

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