Daily Archives: April 20, 2012

World’s Largest Cylindrical Aquarium

‘Scuba diving in Germany’ isn’t usually penned into many tourists’ to-do lists — for obvious reasons — but at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin this far-fetched idea becomes a reality with their towering Aquadom aquarium. A massive construction that looks like it came … Continue reading

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Can smells travel through a liquid?

Yes they can, they can also travel through solids as you might have noticed with some plastic packaging. Smells move around by the movement of what’s called aroma molecules and there are two main differences between the movement of these … Continue reading

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See a magnetic paradox in action!

Rare earth magnets are special kinds of magnets, and they behave in a very strange way when exposed to metals — especially copper. The faster they go, the more they slow down. Find out why, and take a look at … Continue reading

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Sonic screwdriver tightens up fundamental physics

When the scriptwriters for Doctor Who imagined a futuristic device, they came up with the Sonic Screwdriver. Now a team of physicists at the University of Dundee have taken equipment designed for MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery and demonstrated a real … Continue reading

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New motor can cut space exploration costs

A European team of researchers led by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland has developed a prototype of a new, ultra-compact motor that will enable small satellites to journey beyond Earth’s orbit. The objective of this new … Continue reading

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