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How fast is a gigabit Internet connection?

Published 1 day ago in Other. Submitted by thundersnow

How does your Internet connection speed compare that of a Gbps (Gigabit per second) connection like Google Fiber? This video illustrates connection speeds using water.
I drilled holes so the area of the opening is proportional to the speed (1 Gbps = 4 in. diameter; 768 Kbps = 1/…
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Space Debris Captured Using a Net

Published 2 days ago in Other. Submitted by thundersnow

The RemoveDEBRIS satellite was used to successfully demonstrate space debris capture technology on orbit with the use of a net.

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Dancing animal videos Scientists study the evolution of rhythm

Published 2 days ago in Animals. Submitted by thundersnow

The sea lion studies are especially interesting. For years, scientists have thought that animals' "rhythmic entrainment" (the ability to synchronize with an external beat) was necessarily associated with vocal capacities to imitate sound. Sea lions are quite limited in …
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How UV Causes Cancer and Aging

Published 3 days ago in Science. Submitted by thundersnow

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Pair of Rare White Giraffes | Nat Geo Wild

Published 3 days ago in Nature. Submitted by thundersnow