While I was Christmas shopping, I came across a new water filter by Sawyer called the Mini. After checking out its specifications and seeing how many different ways it could be used, I had to pick one up. I have been using the Lifestraw for a while n...
The yawning trap of a carnivorous plant has taken First Prize in the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. Igor Siwanowicz, a researcher from the Howard Hughes Medical Institut...
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Ultra-lightweight materials are an incredibly cool area of materials science, bringing us crazy substances like aerogel. And now, for the first time, scientists have produced a metal that's so light it can balance on the fluff of a dandelion.
The Peters projection is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Useful for political maps, it shows the true area of land masses, choosing instead to distort their shape. Compare this with , , or projection maps.
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Learn that membranes are fluid, with components that move, change, and perform vital physiological roles as they allow cells to communicate with each other and their environment.
It's often said that we know less about Earth's deep interior than we do about the surface of Mars (or at this point, maybe even Pluto). A new global map of subatomic particles called antineutrinos is helping to change that. It's showing scientists j...
Some milk contains a lot of carotenoid pigments in the butterfat. When the butterfat is skimmed off and churned into butter, the butter is yellow.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses magnets to align hydrogen atoms and radio waves to create a series of images of internal structures. The result is a 3D rep
Lithium is lionized. Silicon has a whole valley named after it. But what about the silent heroes of modern technology? The time has come to get better acquainted with the rare earth elements that make our modern world run.
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Ready to scroll? I didn't have enough time to put this together on time so it's two days late. At 11320 pixels tall, this is the tallest photo on ddoi by far. Sorry about all the scrolling! 61 photos of the December 21st, 2010 Lunar eclipse taken in...