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Watch Sodium and Water Levitate and Collide

Engineers manipulate sound frequencies to control particle movement.<p><b>Engineers in Switzerland have successfully levitated both a particle of instant coffee and a droplet of water using high frequency sounds to make them collide. The result was a very tiny cup of coffee.</b><p>But besides feeding a caffeine …

Dolphins Have "Names," Respond When Called

Having identities may help dolphins communicate, study suggests.<p><b>We already knew that bottlenose dolphins can follow "recipes" in preparing mollusks, help other species in distress, and possibly do math. So it may come as no surprise that the marine mammals also call each other by whistles that act</b> …

World’s Stinkiest Flower Finally Blooms

After a week of anticipation, the titan arum opened on Sunday.<p><b>On a typical day at the U.S. Botanic Garden it's very easy to stop and smell the roses. On Monday, however, the line to enter wrapped around the corner and halfway down the block. Floral fanatics and curious office workers alike came to</b> …

RT @theacc: One more from [@VT_Football] Frank Beamer ACCDN #ACCKickoff photos! http://t.co/KPHFhWWWZQ

Well this is just AWESOME - Frank Beamer in the Photo Booth! #ACCKickoff [@hokiesports]

A Red List for Ecosystems: Will it Aid Conservation?

The most devastated ecosystem I’ve ever seen is the Aral Sea in Central Asia.<p>Once the world’s fourth largest lake, the Aral spanned an area the size of Ireland. It harbored more than twenty species of fish, and its fishery sustained an annual catch of 44,000 tons and 60,000 jobs. Lush wetlands …

'I wanna throw up': Celebrating Plano East-John Tyler, the greatest sports video in YouTube history

In 1994, two Texas high school football teams played out one of the greatest endings in the history of televised sports.<p>In 2007, I watched "Plano East-John Tyler 1994 football" for the first time, and immediately decided it was the greatest video on YouTube. Six years later, I reckon that's still …

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Craving to Quit

Research on smoking cessation conducted at Yale’s Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic has been used to create the Craving to Quit program and smartphone …

Mindfulness

The Best In Design & Tech

LuminAid TPU Pillow Lantern<p>LuminAid’s solar-powered TPU pillow lantern packs down to the size of a cell phone. When you get to camp, a few breaths of air turn it into a hangable lantern. Fully charged, it providesup to 16 hours of diffuse light for reading or cooking.<p><b>What’s Next:</b> …

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The Arcane Front

Watch: Prototype Rocket Takes Off, Lands Vertically

SpaceX has carried out its first "full navigation" launch of the reusable Grasshopper rocket. Compared to most rockets, which burn up on reentry, the 10-story-tall Grasshopper can withstand reentry and land back vertically on its launch pad.<p>In the first test of its navigation system, the …

Space Travel