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Shiny mega-crystals that build themselves

June 3rd, 2021 · No Comments · General Science

These new types of crystals are created all by themselves using weak forces that are many times weaker than those using typically found in crystalline structures like diamonds. It appears that these new types of nanoscale building blocks will be useful in creating new ways to bond certain elements together. There may even be a […]

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How Germs Spread (Coronavirus)

May 28th, 2021 · No Comments · General Science

Have you ever wondered how germs spread between people and animals? well, the thing is we can’t really see how to spread without a microscope or in this instance a powder called Glo germ, you need a black light to see the powder. For instance when using the powder to replicate as a germ “Mark” […]

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Antibiotics from bacterial infections to fighting diseases.

May 25th, 2021 · No Comments · General Science

So, researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago are stating that antibiotics can serve another purpose to people as a treatment for human diseases. The reason this might be possible is the size, properties, and structure of cells. Some of these prescriptions can inhibit protein synthesis. If the proteins are inhibited the bacteria straight up […]

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Asian butterfly populations show different mimicry patterns, thanks to genetic ‘switch’

May 25th, 2021 · 1 Comment · General Science

a study at the university of Chicago shows that there is a species of butterflies that can copy the patterns of other types of butterfly species. this happened due to the gene WntA that is know for its involvement is pigmentation. male and female butterflies that are sexually monomorphic mimic a genus of butterflies called […]

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How it’s Made – Mirrors

May 24th, 2021 · 2 Comments · General Science

The video goes in-depth on the steps and processes that are put in place to successfully mass produce millions of quality mirrors every year. The mirror first starts out as a piece of glass. Firstly, the glass gets washed with brushes that use water and cerium oxide before being rinsed with hot demineralized water to […]

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How Erasers Are Made

May 23rd, 2021 · 1 Comment · General Science

This video covers the process that is involved with creating erasers. Surprisingly, there are a lot of materials used for the common eraser, including fillers, accelerators, curing agents, oils, coloring, and synthetic rubber. The process of creating an eraser starts with a bunch of rubber being tossed into the center of two heated rollers. Manufactures […]

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Did Grenade have more damage on the land?

May 21st, 2021 · No Comments · General Science

Here may be a lot of people for the first time such an idea, is the water there is resistance, grenade exploded in the water, because water resistance, so the grenade in lethality discount greatly, when the explosion, combined with the main killer grenade explosion is shrapnel damage, so, in this way, hand grenades in […]

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An Ocean Census

May 20th, 2021 · 3 Comments · Biology, General Science

This video talks about a project that started ten years ago. The goal of this project was to take a census of the organisms in the ocean. The way that they did this was by using two different boats. One of these boats would send out sounds that would reflect back when they hit an […]

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New Technology Converts Waste Plastics to Jet Fuel in an Hour

May 17th, 2021 · 1 Comment · General Science

With oceans becoming polluted and microplastics entering our food, plastics are a threat to human health. Lucky, a group of researchers at Washington State University have created an efficient way to turn plastics into things that can help with various products, specifically jet fuel. This will help make plastics easier to reuse, and it will […]

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Don’t drink the pool water!

May 16th, 2021 · 2 Comments · General Science

In this video, Mark Rober measures the amount of urine in the average pool. He took samples from pools, spas, and even a control from the tap at each location. He then found how much urine was in a pool by using sugar only found through human consumption-artificial sweetener. The artificial sweeteners were used because […]

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