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STS-135… Lift Off!

At 11:29 EST Friday the Space Shuttle Atlantis left Earth for the last time.  I was there.  I still can’t fathom it.  It was a long morning, but an… more

STS-135… Rain

Despite the rain and crippling humidity, the service structure was removed and Atlantis was revealed to an eager crowd of Twitter users.  But I’ll get to that later. The morning… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

STS-135 is Coming….

After twenty-one straight days of working (including the pilot, podcast, and Fruit stand), I have come to Florida for what will be the end of the Space Shuttle program.  Florida… more

Astronomy Class: The Aurora Borealis, Explained

Here’s a little lesson in how the aurora borealis happens, courtesy of, animator Per Byhring, and the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo. There’s a little… more

Pop Bang Splat

Firecrackers. In slow motion HD. Using ultra-high-speed video cameras. This: Popular Science used a Phantom v641 HD camera to shoot firecrackers blowing little stuff up real good, like a mayo… more

Remember Kids, Whatever You Smoke, Your Brain Smokes Too

I’m sitting in front of my laptop at 3 in the afternoon, wearing pajama pants, with Nacho Cheesier Doritos dust on my fingers. (Cheesier than what?) I know what… more

The Future Of Air Travel, Maybe

What’s the airplane of the future going to be like? Airbus has this little video showing what it sees for the future: Apparently, it involves smart seats that swivel and… more

Book Review: “Wicked Bugs” by Amy Stewart

Last night, there was a MONSTER of a moth fluttering around my room. It was big, I’m tellin’ you, like Mothra’s tinier but equally evil spawn. While screaming… more

Make Cool Stuff: Robots

Exciting things are happening in robots, my friends! Meet ROS, the Robot Operating System. ROS is an open source platform for robotics development that originated at Stanford. The awesome folks… more

Aftermarket Body Parts

If your hand was busted to the point of uselessness, would you prefer to have this?: The issue that’s arisen is one that’s happened twice thus far in Austria, where… more

Brain-Controlled Cat Ears For Humans

You’ve always wanted to have cat ears that react to your brain waves, right? No? Well, here they are anyway, nine minutes of members of the public with big fuzzy… more

WANT: A Really Thin, Cool Microscope

Here’s something that, if it works as advertised, is a very useful and practical advancement over present technology, with several real-world applications. It is also something for which I, and… more

One Step Closer To The Orgasmatron

It was bound to happen: Researchers at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, if this video is to be believed, are looking to develop a device that transmits the feeling… more

Creme Egg Torture

This is just too appropriate for right now: Scientists putting Cadbury Creme Eggs in vacuum conditions and potassium chlorate and liquid nitrogen to see what happens. Foam! Flames! Shattered Easter… more

Using A Video Game To Help Kids Walk

There’s nothing wrong with using game consoles to just play games, but it’s amazing what people can do with them with a little… no, a LOT of ingenuity. This, for… more

Laser Beamz

  Let it be known, the Empire is not welcomed on Earth and the US Navy is prepared to defend it. Late last week the Navy successfully tested a laser…. more

Happy Birthday, Bun-Bun!

Today is the 200th birthday of chemist Robert Bunsen. He left us with the Bunsen burner, caesium, rubidium, and one heck of a Muppet. I’ll always remember him for his… more

Here’s A Precision Surgical Robot Folding A Paper Airplane, Because It Can

Who doesn’t love seeing expensive robotic equipment intended for performing delicate surgery used instead for the critical application of folding and (sort of, not quite) flying a paper airplane? Here:… more

More Than You Thought You’d Want To Know About Time Zones

The BBC has a really interesting section today about time zones. Time zones? Interesting? How? Well, you don’t really think much about time zones, but there are interesting stories behind… more

Shark Poop!

Here’s a Fun Nature Fact of which I never really thought before I happened upon this article while looking for items for my day job: Sharks poop. Okay, we kinda… more

Hacking The Kinect To Help Guide The Blind

The Kinect is inspiring a lot of hacking — getting it to work with a PS3, for example — but some folks are seeing it as something that can enable… more

Visit Lovely Saturn

Wow. NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is always good, but this one… it’s a series of photographs taken by the Cassini spacecraft as it approached Saturn. It is not… more

What Part Of ‘Science Fiction’ Don’t You Understand? Oh, ‘Fiction.’ Right

This kinda slipped past everyone last week, but a study by Birmingham Science City in the U.K. found that a lot of people believe… well, they believe a lot… more