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Animation Shows How SpaceX Will Reuse Its Rockets [Video]

Complete with a rockin' soundtrack<p>These days, space enthusiasts are keeping a watchful eye on SpaceX as it strives for a potentially revolutionary goal. The private spaceflight company is trying to figure out a way to reuse its Falcon 9 rockets by landing them safely after they have launched into …

Space Travel

No Yolk! Scientists Unboil an Egg Without Defying Physics

Scientists have figured out a way to do something that seems impossible: unboil an egg. But strange as it may sound, the feat doesn't defy basic laws …

Scientists Have Caught A Laser Beam In Flight On Video For The First Time

While light appears to show up instantaneously when you flick a switch, it actually takes time to get to your eyes. It just moves so fast we don't notice. This is why it's been so hard to catch light on the move in a video — it's moving so fast even regular high-speed cameras can't catch it.<p>To …

Imaging

Oculus Is Making 5 Virtual-Reality Movies This Year

The closest you can get to being at Sundance without your SAG card<p>Virtual reality's appeal has risen and faded over the decades, but 2015 seems like the year it might finally deliver--via motion pictures.<p>Oculus, the Facebook-owned company behind the Oculus Rift VR goggles, is in the midst of an …

Virtual Reality

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird | @GrrlScientist

A rare half male and half female – “halfsider” – bird won the intertööbz over the holidays. This unusual bird is comprised of two genetically distinct individuals – twins – fused into one being. But what is it like to be such an individual? A recently published paper shares observations of the …

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