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Science: Have You Seen The First Interstellar Visitor To Our Solar System Yet? (Video)

My brother and I were just talking about this: Soooo, an INTERSTELLAR object in our real view now… scientific FACT… like a few months ago at most… and we are not gonna talk about it anywhere near as much as a science-FICTION about some long-ago-far-far-away ish???

Astronomers recently discovered a bizarre-looking object in our solar system that’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. It’s so peculiar that astronomers think it’s not even from our solar system. They’ve dubbed this mysterious interstellar asteroid “Oumuamua.” Following is a transcript of the video.

This asteroid is not from around here. Turns out, it came from another star system. This is the first time humanity has observed an interstellar object.

– Tech Insider

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Science: Earth’s Longest Living Lifeforms (Video)

I was just telling someone the other day: I think it is a good thing that we cannot talk to animals and plants. Some species have been around way long, and live way longer, than us. They could tell us about ourselves. Really tell us about ourselves.

And living that long, that ‘reading’ on us could get ugly. Still… thinking about how long they (e.g. non-human lifeforms) live. Hella interesting!

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Science: How Far Have Our Spacecraft Traveled So Far (Video)

New Year’s… on these occasions we usually look back and look forward at the same time. How about we do something like that here: As we boldly go into 2018, let’s take a look at how far we have boldly gone, into space as a human race, already.

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit Earth. In those 60 years, we’ve gone much further, reaching new planets and even the edge of the solar system. Watch as the human race explores the galaxy around us.
– Tech Insider

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How Long Would It Take To Dig To The Center Of The Earth? (Video)

Know how when folks in The States would say something referencing ‘digging their way to China?’ Bet cash money this video blows their mind about how long (and improbable) a ‘trip’ like that would be.

If we were to journey to the center of the Earth, it would take a lot longer than you might expect. Here’s how deep humans have dug underground.
– Tech Insider

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Advice: Stranded On An Island? Don’t Panic…

After a day of overstuffing my belly with a house full of loved ones, I just thought it interesting to come across this vid about maybe starving and dying alone. Macabre much? Hahahaaa!

Still full (burp) from Turkey Day though. Not starving for a loooong time homie 😉

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Science: How Will We Evolve Over The Next 1,000 Years? (Video)

Interesting insights and predictions. Maybe we’ll be around to see if the ‘experts’ that put this clip together got it right. Maybe. Unfortunately, we are definitely doing our best to bring the Armageddon… choosing world leaders who are killing us or are gonna get us killed (or letting them stay in power)… eating and drinking poison (by choice, by ‘design’ or by inaction or incompetence of our leaders)…

Okay, okay. Staying positive. And THANKFUL!

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Science/Technology: The Hydrogen-Powered Rasa Car Looks Good On Paper… And On The Road (Video)

Okay, let me beat you vroom-vroom car enthusiasts to the punch. Zero to 55mph in 9 seconds is certainly NOT blowing the doors off anything. But c’mon son, 300 miles on one tank AND no emissions at all… Slow ya roll and save the world… literally!

The Rasa car is powered entirely by hydrogen and looks straight out of a James Bond movie. It can reach 55 mph in 9 seconds.
– Tech Insider

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Science/Advice: Lower Your Chances Of A Being Attacked By A Shark (Video)

YES! Finally, I get an expert to say what I have been telling folks ‘on the record’… if you want to avoid getting ‘shark bit’… don’t be in the damned water with them!

But some of y’all ocean-lovers, including my SCUBA-diving brother BoneBreaker Jones, just HAVE to do it. So, okay, watch this clip and learn how to minimize the risk of being victimized (e.g. being bit the f*ck out of) via shark attack.

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The U.S. Military Budget Is $600 Billion. What If NASA Had That Kind Of Budget? (Video)

The military strength of the United States eclipses that of the armed forces of the next 20 nations or so ranked behind it… together! So, let’s say America’s lead is “comfortable” to say the least. What if we threw more of that military money at NASA instead of shrinking its budget? We might already be living on Mars or something.

Check this out.

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Batteries Not Included: Cell Phone Powered By Light And Radio Waves (Video)

Alright. I will tell you from the start that this is NOT going to be anywhere near as badass as your super-duper-smartphone. But if you spend your time picking at what this cell phone cannot do, you will miss appreciating the glorious technological step forward it represents. The holy grail of power systems is developing a perpetual motion-driven energy source (does not exist), but a very acceptable step down from that is powering things with virtually limitless source energy (like solar). BUT… what if we took a half step down and eliminated the need for a power source altogether? THAT is where THIS is going!

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a cell phone that uses so little power, it never needs to charge and doesn’t have a battery. Instead, it pulls power from ambient light and radio waves.
– Tech Insider

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‘The Monkey King’ Is Ready To Rep China And Take On The American And Japanese Big Bots In Battle (Video)

Awwww daaaamn! Now China has a battle robot that wants a piece of the U.S. Megabot’s chassis? Well, bet money the Americans are gonna say that ‘The Monkey King’ can come and get some… AFTER the battle with the Japanese Kuratas bot! Watch the vid above and continue on the robo-journey after the jump!

MORE: CHINESE INVENTORS UNVEIL NEW GLADIATOR ROBOT (MIRROR)

AND MORE: MEGABOTS.COM

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Fear Not, Robots Cannot Take All Our Jobs (Video)

Alright, the professor starts boldly with ‘We have to embrace creative destruction’ in his pitch to have us understand how technological advancement is a good thing for humanity and industry. But then he inserts and asserts “…and yes there are definitely some jobs being replaced.” So which is it, Doc, are we celebrating tech gains or job losses? Actually, it’s a bit of both; but it will be alright. Watch.

Erik Brynjolfsson, the director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, explains how robots will enhance our future economy. They will not be taking our jobs but instead helping to create new ones.
– Tech Insider

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Deepak Chopra​ Give Tips For You To Get Your Best Night’s Sleep (Video)

You and boo should take a hot bath together after an early dinner. Don’t forget Jasmine (bonus if someone’s name is actually ‘Jasmine’) for the therapy. Then turn down for… BED! I would suggest putting on that C Brown “F*** You Back To Sleep” song but Deepak Chopra says that’s a sack time no-no. Soooo, y’all will just have to figure out your bedroom activity without music. You’ll figure it out *wink*

There’s not much worse than insomnia or a lousy nights sleep. Deepak Chopra, physician, educator and author of “You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters,” reveals the secrets to a restful nights sleep.
– Tech Insider

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How To Find Water In The Desert (Video)

Fact about me: I like watching survival shows; though I am in no way claiming expertise at anything I watch. However, I am tucking this bit of ‘expertise’ in the back pocket of my mind… in the VERY unlikely event I find myself stranded in a desert, cut off, without water.

If you ever find yourself lost in the desert, knowing how to quickly find water is going to be key to for your survival. Here’s what you’re going to need to know.
– Tech Insider

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Food/Science: That’s Not Blood Leaking From Your Steak (Video)

If that KRS-ONE line, “Red and bloody, a corpse neatly packed,” hasn’t stopped you from eating steak, this won’t. Hey, enjoy your steak famlam.

(If it has stopped you, can I have yours? I love a good steak!)

Raw steaks usually have a natural, blood-like liquid in their packaging. Although its red coloring looks a lot like blood, that liquid is not what it seems.
– Tech Insider

Aha! Thought this clip was gonna go ‘anti-artificial’ on you, right? Interesting video. A couple of things: Bloodlike liquid (wtf) and… those percentages don’t add up to 100 (hahaa, thanks to Youtube commenters/fact-checkers for catching that).

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Technology: Bill Gates Is Backing Cranfield University’s Waterless Toilet Concept (Video)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is going hard for ‘the toilet of the future’… still. We posted on a prototype the Foundation backed in 2012 on here.

And now this…

In developing countries, access to public utilities like running water and sewer systems are often not available. The lack of those resources leads to unsanitary conditions that can put people’s lives at risk. Researchers at Cranfield University hope to put an end to that with the waterless Nano Membrane Toilet. The design has so much potential to change lives that it’s been backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
– Tech Insider

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Science: Even Einstein’s Blunders Help Explain The Universe’s Wonders (Video)

Even Einstein’s bad ideas end up being pretty darn good.
Brian Greene

Ha! This kind of reminds me of Dr. McCoy’s line in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, where he told Spock that Captain Kirk trusted his guesses more than most people’s facts. We can’t even count out the theorems that Albert Einstein tosses out; they might be right.

Brian Greene, Columbia University physicist and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains how today’s physicists and mathematicians use an Einsteinian formula to explain the universe that Einstein himself originally thought was false.
– Tech Insider

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Technology: A Look At The Phantom Express Spaceplane Concept (Video)

A spaceplane? A HYPERSONIC spaceplane?? You mean we’re getting that in real life? Hell yes! Thank you, technology and science (and business and military)!

The Phantom Express is the latest spaceplane concept. DARPA and Boeing joined up to design an unmanned space craft that can carry 3,000 lb payloads on daily flights.
– Tech Insider

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Science: How Long Could You Survive In Space Without A Spacesuit? (Video)

Okay, I don’t mean it for real for real… but if you actually DO think you could live any significant amount of time in space, kill yourself. This video will show you a spectacular (read: awful) way to do so in the cold vacuum of space.

Why are astronauts always wearing those bulky suits? You don’t NEED them, do you? Here’s what would really happen to an exposed human in the void of space.
– Tech Insider

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Gallium: Liquified Metal That Is Safe To Touch (Video)

I remember everything in my high school chemistry class coming to a screeching halt… because my teacher saw a couple of students break a glass thermometer and ALMOST try to wipe up the spilled fluid with paper towels left on the lab counter.

(I say ‘screeching’ halt because I still remember/hear/feel her SCREECHING yell, admonishing them not to even touch the spill: “Ainh-ainh-AAARRHHH! That is an old thermometer. Mercury. DO NOT TOUCH IT. Back away!”)

Sheezus! That mercury must be a motherf**ker. I got home and looked it up (in my encyclopedias, like Google in book form, old geeks like me remember using them a lot when we were young… Now what was I talking about? Oh yeah, motherf**king mercury).

Mercury is a metal that is liquid at room temperature. Now, there are lots of liquid metals we KNOW to be dangerous to the touch (because molten HOT). But mercury is not gonna burn you for touching it… Check that. I guess you could say injury or death by a metal that POISONS you because it is neurotoxic is a kind of ‘burn’ right?

So, no touching mercury. But Gallium though… You can touch that. You can do all kinds of stuff with it.

You definitely shouldn’t mess around with mercury, but if you want a safe, similar, tactile experience, a metal called Gallium is widely available online. It’s melting point is about 85 degrees, so with just a little heat, you can turn it from a solid, crystal-like state into a fun, reflective pile of goo. Here’s a look at a few of it’s properties and how it’s used in the real world.
– Tech Insider

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