Nic Slay

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A 3-D Printer Can Pay For Itself In Less Than A Year

Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers found that you could recoup the up-front cost of a 3-D printer in less than a year.<p>The …

U.S. Forest Service Solves Mystery Of Exploding Baseball Bats

Major League Baseball has teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to make baseball players' favorite bats safer to use.<p>Maple is the unofficial wood of baseball. Thanks to good old Barry Bonds, who used maple bats in his 2001 marathon home-run season, players increasingly favor the lighter wood, …

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

The ground beneath our feet, our cars, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But, rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep.hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to two thousand feet in …

Stunning Shots of Fly Geyser, Nevada's Hidden Treasure

As you all know by now, we love finding extraordinary destinations off the beaten path like Lake Baikal in Siberia. Today, we bring you another one which can only be described as surreal or otherworldly. Fly Geyser (or Fly Ranch Geyser) is a a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately …

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Cross Section Photos of Golf Balls Reveal the Diverse Beauty Within

Photographer James Friedman doesn’t play golf, but he had a collection of golf balls lying around. One day, he began to wonder what the guts of the …

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk battle for NASA's space shuttle launchpad

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are two of the most important people in the private spaceflight field, and now it looks like they'll be going head-to-head over some valuable real estate. According to CNBC, the heads of private space firms Blue Origin and SpaceX are set to …

Getting Heart Surgery? Wait For The Full Moon

Surgeries during a waning full moon have lower mortality rates and shorter hospital stays, according to a new study.<p>It sounds a bit like an old wives tale, but if you're in the market for a cardiac surgery, you may want to keep a watchful eye on the moon.<p>A recent study at Rhode Island Hospital …

Watch These Magnetic Droplets Dance [Video]

Bust a move, ferrofluids.<p>We're suckers for a fluid that can dance. These magnetic water droplets, or ferrofluids, can switch between a static self-assembling state—in which the structure organizes itself when the system reaches an energy equilibrium—and a dynamic state, in which the self-assembly …