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Most of us interact with soda cans every day, so it's easy to forget that their design is the result of brilliant engineering and manufacturing carefully honed over decades. The modern soda can can hold beverages at pressures up to six atmospheres, yet is less than a tenth of a millimeter thick.
A new method of hydrogen fuel production, developed by Virginia Tech researchers, could be used in zero-emission vehicles.
An optical illusion created by MIT shows Marilyn Monroe from far away, but changes to Albert Einstein up close. The illusion offers clues as to how our brains process the details in images or scenes.
For the first time, researchers fit blackpoll warblers with geolocators to follow the birds' ambitious migration.
Two George Mason University students built a fire extinguisher that can put out a blaze without using water, foam, or chemicals. The device emits a low-frequency hum that deprives the fire of oxygen.
Make everyday objects into rainbows with these color-revealing experiments.
Through a fascinating lab accident, researchers made square snowflakes, learning something new about water in the process.
Over 1,000 languages are severely or critically endangered, according to UNESCO, and some scientists are saying economic growth is driving language extinction. But what might be the consequences of less language diversity?
By exploiting laws of fluid dynamics and elasticity, velvet worms fire a predatory jet of slime that oscillates faster than muscular action allows.
St. Patrick's Day celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, who, according to legend, banished snakes from the Emerald Isle.
Over the past weekend, thieves made off with a tractor-trailer full of shredded mozzarella, presumably to bake the world's largest pizza for Pi Day. But what will the pizza's diameter be?
A YouTube video, shot at 36,000 frames per second, shows a balloon popping underwater. What’s going on there?
A Google doodle Thursday celebrates Momofuku Ando, the inventor behind instant noodles.
Why rely on a graphing calculator when you can dance your way through calculus class?
One woodpecker got an unexpected passenger and an amateur London photographer captured the moment. Why do animals team up with unlikely companions?
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