Chr Jaemers

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Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

100-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica Is ‘Almost’ Edible

British explorer Robert Falcon Scott likely brought the cake with him to Antarctica, where it's stayed in "excellent condition."<p>Famously indestructible, a fruitcake has withstood a century in the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth.<p>Conservators with the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage …

Experience 2 months of Rosetta’s comet

Spectacular images from Rosetta spacecraft of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko between January 31 and March 25. Many different angles. Increasing …

Where lightning flashes most

According to satellite observations, more lightning happens over land than over the oceans, and more often closer to the equator. Check out this …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Injured tortoise given 3D printed shell

Cleopatra the leopard tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her from injury<p>A tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her own, as she suffers from a painful disease which has caused it to wear away.<p>Cleopatra, a leopard tortoise who was taken in by …

Rosetta mission: Philae goes to sleep on comet as batteries run out

The Philae lander sitting on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has run out of power after a successful last-ditch attempt to nudge it into better sunlight apparently came too late to charge its batteries and keep systems up and running.<p>Mission controllers for the Rosetta mission had said on Friday …

Aluminum Was Once One of the Most Expensive Metals in the World

Before two twentysomethings simultaneously figured out how to isolate the element cheaply and efficiently, it was one of the most valuable metals in the world.<p>Charles Martin Hall was 22 when he figured out how to create pure globs of aluminum. Paul Héroult was 23 when he figured out how to do the …

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in …

A Storm On Saturn

We want every last one of these historic racecar prints

GT40, A110, or 956? Get 'em all.<p>If your walls are feeling a little bare, allow us to point you towards Arthur Schening's excellent prints. Each features a legendary historic racecar—such as the Ford GT40 or Howmet TX turbine car—rendered in loving detail. No, you may never own a Porsche 910, but …

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