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NASA Solves Missing Sunspots

NASA believes they have discovered the cause of the extended "solar minimum" that saw record low sunspots and the weakest magnetic field in over a century during 2008 and 2009.

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Batteries Will One Day Be Smaller Than a Grain of Sand

When you think about batteries, two things come to mind; sitting out in the cold, waiting for your car batteries to be jumped, and the clunky lithium-ion batteries we’ve come to know and love as the life force of our gadgets. Research funded by DARPA is pushing the limits of battery technology in an effort to create the smallest batteries ...

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Does a Cat Really Always Land on Its Feet?

When you walk around your house with your cat in your arms and she decides to have one of her random freak-outs, inevitably jumping out of your arms, your heart skips a few beats. What if she lands wrong? What if she injures her leg? What if she shatters her hip? What if she splinters her organs with bone fragments? ...

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