Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

5/23/2016

Find The Mistake In 5 Seconds In This Brain Teaser

Can you find the mistake in the following brainteaser in less than five seconds? Betcha can't.
A puzzle, created by Playbuzz, has been making the rounds, challenging folks to see if they can find the mistake in the sentence and sequence of numbers below – in five seconds or less.

It aims to determine how quickly folks process information.


So here goes, begin the countdown now:



Did you get it?

If not, scroll down for the answer...

If you didn't get it at first you are among many. The reason is that the time pressure causes you to hurry, skipping over the mistake in the sentence as your eyes is drawn to the bold text and the colorful numbers.

Okay, here it is:



We often see what we expect to see so we do not notice the extra 'the'.

3/04/2015

Constantly Stoned rabbits in Utah? [AUDIO]

Constantly Stoned rabbits in Utah? [AUDIO], Perpetually stoned rabbits could be a serious consequence for Utah if the use of medical marijuana is legalized in the state, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Matt Fairbanks warned.

Fairbanks, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration's "marijuana eradication" team in Utah, testified to a state Senate panel last week, saying rabbits might get addicted to pot, lose their natural instincts and lay around getting high all the time if a bill passes that would allow medical marijuana edibles in the state.

"I come to represent the actual science, and I come with severe concerns," Fairbanks told the panel. "My concern is regarding the language of growing marijuana, how quickly any type of cash crop can get out of hand. There's no language about cost for enforcement, which would exist regarding protection for the environment."

Fairbanks' rabbit testimony was not enough to keep the bill from being approved by the panel. It will be debated next week by the full State Senate.

City of the Monkey God Located? [PHOTOS\VIDEO]

City of the Monkey God Located? [PHOTOS\VIDEO], The legendary "City of the Monkey God" or "White City" has allegedly been located in Honduras. The discovery of untouched ruins deep in the jungle are believed to be thousands of years old, reports National Geographic.

Researchers believe the complex of plazas, mounds, a pyramid and dozens of artefacts belong to the civilization that vanished without a trace.


It was supposedly spotted from the air in the 1920s by Charles Lindbergh and became the subject of repeated attempts to reach it. Until now, no-one had offered irrefutable proof of the existence of the mythical Ciudad Bianca (White City).

Traveling into uncharted territory last month, a National Geographic team discovered the mounds of white rubble in the shape of a monkey's skull.


According to legend, the city is full of gold and has been sought out by explorers and treasure hunters since the legendary conquistador Cortes first made reference to it in a 1526 letter to King Charles V of Spain.

Now that the site has been "ground truthed" by the expedition, additional work is being planned to secure its contents while its location is kept secret to protect it from looters.

1/22/2015

Alien-Like Terrifying Frilled Shark Captured [PHOTOS\VIDEO] Off Australia

Alien-Like Terrifying Frilled Shark Captured [PHOTOS\VIDEO] Off Australia, A rarely seen part-shark,  part-eel hideous hybrid known as a frilled shark was captured off the coast of southeastern Australia in December

The species is considered a "living fossil," and its ancestry reportedly dates back 80 million years.

South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association


The shark was caught by a fishing trawler in waters near Lakes Entrance in the Gippsland region of the state of Victoria.
South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association


Captain David Guillot of the Western Alliance, told Fairfax Radio he didn't quite know what to make of the three-foot-long fish that the Australian Broadcast Corporation said was "deeply unpleasant to look at."

South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association

The creature is so rare that no one in southeastern Victoria can even remember seeing — let alone catching — the beast in the past decades, The Examiner reports.

Australia's national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), confirmed the fish to be a frilled shark.

AZ Central News reports that these powerful creatures can measure as much as 6-feet long or more, and have ancestors that date back to prehistoric times.

Frilled sharks can usually be found in cool waters, Mark Meekan, a shark biologist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, told the Sydney Morning Herald

"There are usually three main spots it is found, in waters off New Zealand, near Japan and along the coast of the British Isles, down through Spain into northern Africa," Meekan said. "However, there are some maps that show distributions that encompass the Victorian coast."

1/21/2015

[PHOTOS\VIDEO] 3D-printed apartment building Constructed

By Tashi Singh

[PHOTOS\VIDEO] 3D-printed apartment building Constructed, Chinese construction company WinSun has used a 3D printer to produce buildings.

After printing 10 homes at a cost of just $5,000 in 24 hours in March of 2014 using a mixture of ground industrial and construction waste as the material, WinSun achieved another incredible milestone: printing a five-story apartment building.

CNet reports that WinSun also printed a 12,000 square foot mansion in an industrial park. The company seemingly emerged from nowhere and surprised everyone.

WinSun managed to 3D print the entire apartment building, consisting of 6 stories, as well as an impressive house.
Credit: 3Dprint.com


These structures were unveiled at the Suzhou Industrial Park, of east China's Jiangsu Province, and the apartment building alone features a structure which is approximately 1,100 square meters in size.

Using a machine which measures a massive 20 feet tall, 33 feet wide and 132 feet long, the team at WinSun started with a basic CAD drawing which they fed to the staggering 3D printer that was able to create the structure piece-by-piece using a specially formulated and patented ‘ink’.

The ink includes construction waste like concrete, fiberglass, sand, and a special hardening agent. The walls and other pieces of the structure were constructed offsite with a diagonal reinforced print pattern, which were then shipped in and pieced together.

WinSun then placed beam columns and steel rebar within the walls, along with insulation, reserving space for pipe lines, windows and doors.



Boy makes braille lego printer for $350 [PHOTO\VIDEO]

By Toshiba Reynolds

Boy makes braille lego printer for $350 [PHOTO\VIDEO], A 12-year-old has invented a low cost braille printer made out of Lego bricks. Shubham Banerjee, is a California seventh grader and created the braille printer out of Lego for a science fair project.

Braille printers go for about $2,000 but Banerjee`s goes for around $350. He calls his invention the BRAIGO - as in braille with Lego.

Credit YouTube

Executives at Intel were so impressed with Shubham’s printer that in November they invested an undisclosed amount in his startup. Intel officials believe him to be the youngest entrepreneur to receive venture capital, money invested in exchange for a financial stake in the company.

Banerjee, who has relatives in Toronto, has been featured on CNN, CBC, National Public Radio.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Shubham Banerjee has done something utterly remarkable: the seventh grader has used a $350 robotics kit made by Lego, plus some basic items from the hardware store, to build a braille printer. He calls his invention the BRAIGO - as in braille with Lego. And Mr. Banerjee joins us now from Santa Clara, California. Thanks so much for being with us.

SHUBHAM BANERJEE: Sure, no problem. It's a pleasure.

SIMON: Well, what inspired you to try and use a Lego kit to make a braille printer?

BANERJEE: First of all, I've been loving Legos since I was 2 years old. And so you know those flyers that come to your house that say help the blind people with donations, help the poor, right?

SIMON: Yeah.

BANERJEE: So, one of the flyers came to my parents and it said help the blind with donations. So then I just, out of curiosity, I just asked my parents how do blind people read? So, then I learned about braille and how it works and all the braille printers, how it can be very costly at times. So, then I thought it would actually be cool to combine my love with Legos and do something good with it. So, I actually did it. I made the braille printer out of Legos.

SIMON: Can you tell us how it works without giving away the genius of your invention?

BANERJEE: OK. Oh yeah, sure. So, it basically, it has three motors and each motor does its own cool thing. So, like motor B, it pulls the pin up and down so it can actually make holes. And motor A, it pushes the paper forward. And motor C, it makes the pin go right and left. Go here to read the rest of the interview.

1/13/2015

42 ancient Mastodon bones [PHOTO\VIDEO] unearthed in Michigan yard

42 ancient Mastodon bones [PHOTO\VIDEO] unearthed in Michigan yard, A couple of Bellevue Township men plan to donate dozens of mastodon bones they dug-up to the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology.

According to a Jan. 11, story in The Lansing State Journal, contractor Daniel LaPoint Jr. was excavating  Eric Witzke's property on Babcock Road in Bellevue Township -- about 15 miles northeast of Battle Creek -- about sixty days ago when he saw a four-foot-long rib bone sticking out from a pile of dirt.

AP Photo/The State Journal, Rod Sanford

 LaPoint Jr. had experience with tilling earth and digging the ground for over two decades, but in all that time and experience, he never happened upon bones that had a span of four feet.

The men plan to keep a few of the bones found in Witzke's backyard and give the rest to the museum later this month.

The museum's director, Daniel Fisher, examined and confirmed their discovery.

According to Fisher, the bones are from a 37-year-old male mastodon and are between 10,000 and 14,000 years old.

Mastodon bones were also discovered in Daytona Beach earlier in the year. See the video below.