Happy Birthday, Marie Curie!

Marie Curie might be the single most important female scientist in history.Were she alive today, Curie would be celebrating her 149th birthday.In her 67 years, the scientific superhero became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. She’s also the only woman to win the award in two distinct categories – both physics and chemistry.Major AccomplishmentsMarie and her...

Artist Duo Creates Shadow Sculptures Using Trash and Dead Animals

British artist duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster are using extraordinary materials to create entirely new compositions formed as a combination of shadow, light, and trash.The Gamekeeper’s Gibbet sculptures don’t just use any trash. It uses dead animal carcasses as well.“The art of projection is emblematic of transformative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal...

Company Lets You Wear Your Deceased Ones as Memorial Diamonds

Losing someone you loved is a terrible thing. But a Swiss company gives you a chance to wear on your deceased’s remains as a memorial diamond.The Algordanza company features an option called ‘diamond burial.’ This allows people to wear the ashes of the deceased in an earring, necklace or ring.The Algordanza startup company uses cremated human remains and a...

NASA Needs Students to Experience the Edge of Space Balloon Flight

NASA is offering an amazing chance for a truly unforgettable experience to graduate and undergraduate students for a 2017 Edge-of-Space balloon flight.According to NASA, the applications will be accepted until December 16. Interested applicants are invited to join a teleconference on November 11.NASA’s Balloon Program Office chief Debbie Fairbrother says the scientific balloon experience is an important training ground for...

What Exactly is Inside a Rattlesnake’s Rattle?

Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?The slithering serpents have woven their way through countless cultures, becoming (typically) feared in each one. Few snakes have more infamy than the rattlesnake.But how do rattlesnakes get their namesake rattle sounds?The YouTube channel What’s Inside? purchased a rattlesnake rattle and decided to give it a go. Grabbing a stylus, he...

Amaze Your Kids With Colorful and Glittering DIY Borax Crystals

Want to “grow” your own colorful glittering crystals in a few steps?This simple DIY borax crystal project can be made in your kitchen with simple supplies. Your kids will be amazed.“Growing” your own giant borax crystals in a few steps is a great way to meet your kids chemistry.Borax powder is a great colorless compound typically used as laundry...

You’re Not Smart. You’re Just Lucky: New Study Discovers the Role Luck Plays in Success

A new study published in Science suggests that randomness plays a huge role in determining which papers get cited most.The factor called Q can predict how much more successful one scientist or engineer is over another, at least in terms of citation count.The project initially started in 2013. Physicist Alber-Laszlo Barabasi at Northeastern University discovered they could predict the...

The World’s (Official) Lightest Metal

Back in 2011, HRL Laboratories developed an impeccably light material. Now, Guinness World Records recognizes the material as the lightest metallic structure in the world.The material once made headlines, as a seemingly Photoshopped image showed a segment of the material resting atop a dandelion.However, the material is shockingly so light that a small section will not bend the...

Cisco Engineering Executive Gets $5.5M for Leaving Company

Imagine getting paid a whopping bonus just for leaving your job.For Cisco’s former executive president, a cool $5.5 million is his reality.Pankaj Patel, also head of global engineering and chief development officer, officially left his position in late October. He served with Cisco for 19 years.He announced his leaving in January of this year. However, the terms of...

Man hacks Alexa into a Wall-Mounted “Big Mouth Billy Bass” Singing Fish

One guy decided to revive one of the world’s most popular and strangest decorations. And he equipped it to talk.Brian Kane, a teacher at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), modified his Amazon Alexa to speak through Big Mouth Billy Bass.Amazon’s Alexa is undeniably futuristic, practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features and integrations, it’s...