Grant AndHeather Smith

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Synthetic Muscle Made of Fishing Line is 100 Times Stronger Than the Real Thing

Or, how synthetic muscle can be like a Chinese finger-trap.<p><b>The newest material used to make artificial</b> muscle can lift more than 100 times more than the meaty stuff you have stuck to your skeleton. It forms a sinewy band that's flexible, dynamic, and can be reused millions of times. No, we're not …

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What would happen if Earth stopped spinning?

Our planet's rotation goes almost unnoticed in our day-to-day lives, but what would happen if it stopped spinning altogether? Or span in the opposite direction?<p>Earth rotates at around 1,670 km/h, but how important is this rotation to our lives? If this stopped suddenly the effects would be …

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun and pave the way for nuclear fusion reactors.<p>The scientists generated more energy from fusion reactions than they put into the nuclear fuel, in a small but crucial step …

Startup invents heartbeat-sensing wristband to store passwords, bitcoin

It was in the last few decades that researchers realized that the human heartbeat, no matter how fast or slow it's going, generates signals that are every bit as unique to an individual as a fingerprint or retina.<p>Now, a Toronto startup named Bionym is turning that insight into a novel kind of …

25 Times Everyone Was BAFFLED, According To The Daily Mail

Thank you for bringing these incidents to our attention, BY DAILY MAIL REPORTER.<p>1) "The chemistry flops: Pupils baffled by O-level exams from the Sixties"<p>2) "The Chinese mummy that aged 300 years in a day: Experts baffled by 'perfectly preserved' body that turned BLACK just hours after its coffin …

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