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You Use This Everyday But It Holds Secrets from You

Published 37 days ago in Technology. Submitted by sux2bu

Living in a modern age, we’re constantly surrounded by all sorts of tech. We’re so used to it, that we don’t even notice how ingeniously designed it really is. And there a lot of small mysteries: Why does a keyboard have legs? How does my phone vibrate? Why does…
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Mosquito: The Ultimate Killer

Published 41 days ago in Nature. Submitted by sux2bu

Mosquitos kill more people than all other animals combined.

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Flexing gone wrong

Published 42 days ago in Ownage. Submitted by Niek

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Piezoelectricity - why hitting crystals makes electricity

Published 43 days ago in Science. Submitted by sux2bu

Certain crystals, like quartz will produce a voltage when hit. It's all to do with the arrangement of atoms and charge in the lattice. It's used in lots of things like piezo lighters, sensors, speakers and oscillators for timekeeping.

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Komodo Venom and its Effects: BBC Earth Unplugged

Published 43 days ago in Animals. Submitted by sux2bu

The venom of a Komodo Dragon has interesting effects on human blood - the research could lead to new medicines.