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Indoctrination at its finest!

Okay, well you can indoctrinate yourself? To learn something sort of useful! Yay! Ha, ha. Okay let’s move on.

So, science went to work again and did something super cool. Someone designed a prototype glove that vibrates onto your handle seemingly randomly while you do something.

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YAWNING!!!

Have you ever that yawning has yet to be scientifically explained? WELL NOT ANYMORE!!! Today, scientists cracked the code of the mythical yawn. As you all may very well know (I’m talking to those late night studying students or workaholics) yawning is associated with sleep or boredom. However, you may not know that yawning may also be done in the anticipation of important things or stress. And I’m just here to say that some people think that yawning takes in more oxygen, however that is quite untrue.

A PUPPY yawning.

OKAY. The new part is that scientists have performed research which points towards the belief that yawning is to “cool” the brain. Basically, taking that huge gulp of air helps to regulate the temperature in your brain. Scientists also discovered a pattern which supports this hypothesis. They did their research in Arizona and Vienna, where scientists recorded the amount of people yawning in the summer and winter. It turns out that yawning occurred much more frequently in temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. This then shows that people tend to yawn in certain temperatures. I never really noticed it myself, but I do tend to yawn a lot more in than winter than when I’m kicking my sheets around on a hot summer night.

Mending a broken heart.

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We’re talking about this literally. There isn’t really any science to help you guys if you’re going through some hard times. Sorry. 

ANYWAY! Let’s talk about what scientists have done recently! These guys have now successfully engineered tissue which beats, just like hearts. This has been done, not only in labs, but has been implanted in animals as well. So with this wonderful new technology, millions of people with heart problems could seek successful treatment. 

Trick is, like MOST research, it is not completely yet and does not completely resemble the human heart. Early versions of this tissue fell apart where as human heart tissue is elastic. It simply just isn’t as easy as sticking on more tissue to a heart like we do with skin. Hopefully, in the future scientists combine whatever technology they have to complete this method of heart transplanting. 

Thoughts

I’ve been watching quite a bit of Brain Games lately, on National Geographic. That is some wacky trippy stuff man!

Brain Games, hosted by Jason Silva

Brain Games, hosted by Jason Silva

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Do you even lift bro? Well not as much as these things!

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Photo creds to Jeremy Hsu, this is an image of the artificial muscle

Oh mah gah. This world. So science is at it again, and today some random people just decided to bundle some fishing wire with thread and ended up creating an artificial muscle fiber that can potentially be 100 times stronger than our own muscles. THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES! Read the rest of this entry

More Epic Electricity

Our body works by deconstructing food into energy, that’s why we eat food. Well this amazing process has now slightly been replicated in the lab as scientists have found a way to decompose almost any biomass into energy!

By John Toon in Georgia Tech

By John Toon in Georgia Tech

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Church of the Damned

Haha not really, but it sounds cool doesn’t it? This church is known as the Cemetary Church of All Saints.

A2 Sedlec Ossuary This church is found in the Czech Republic, in Sedlec. Underneath all this church is the final burial grounds of thousands of unknown peoples, known as the Ossuary of Sedlec. Read the rest of this entry

The dark blue depths

Isn’t water great? We drink it, swim in it, and use it for a bunch of other things. So let’s talk about that second thing we do with it; swim. What you see in this picture is a view looking up from the depths of Nemo 33, the deepest indoor pool in the world.  Read the rest of this entry

Epic Alternative Energy!

The inner humanitarian and ecologist in my has always wanted to dispose of the way we use fossil fuels to generate the electricity and power of this world, and even now, I am working on an innovation project to promote clean energy. I was searching through some news one day and I found this unbelievable prototype in technology known as the microbial fuel cell (MFC).

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