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How NASA Pulled off the Craziest Stunt on Mars, From the Guy Who Led the Team

Just a normal interplanetary jaunt involving supersonic parachutes and Sky Cranes.<p>When it comes to outrageous stunts, Evel Knievel has nothing on the Mars Curiosity rover. On August 6, 2012, this robotic daredevil hurtled into the Martian atmosphere at 13,200 miles per hour, deployed a supersonic …

Cold War

Here's how Albert Einstein destroyed the myth of the planet Vulcan

From the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, many scientists were convinced that a mysterious planet "Vulcan" lurked between Mercury and the sun.<p>Einstein eventually proved them all wrong.<p>National Geographic interviewed Tom Levenson, author of "The Hunt For Vulcan: … And How Albert Einstein Destroyed …

Physics

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

<b>Correction appended, July 14.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Exeter say that a compound found in the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence …

Bioengineering

Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

Physics

Four of the Most Innovative Watch Movements | Crown & Caliber Blog

In the watch industry, it’s crucial to be on the forefront of in-house research and development to stay competitive. One of the best ways to update a …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

SpaceX shows off new nav gear with latest Grasshopper rocket launch-and-landing (video)

We've been watching as the SpaceX Grasshopper's leap has grown higher and higher with each successive launch (and landing!), and the rocket's flights never fail to impress. The reusable spacecraft's latest test is no exception: this time, the 'hopper sailed past its previous 840 feet record, …

Gravity-Defying Particles Travel Up A Waterfall

The expected rules of physics are no match for a determined tea leaf.<p>Back in 2008, Sebastian Bianchi, then a physics undergrad at the University of Havana in Cuba, was making tea when he noticed something that seemed to defy the most basic rules of physics: Tea leaves from his cup had floated …