Daylight Savings officially sucks, according to sleep researchers
Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings officially sucks, according to sleep researchers

It happens twice a year. We spring forward and fall back an hour for Daylight Savings, but is it worth it? Read more… More about Science, Mashable Video, Sleep, Daylight Savings Time, and Daylight Savings Continue Reading…

An astronaut's guide to using the bathroom in space
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An astronaut’s guide to using the bathroom in space

One of the most popular questions asked of astronauts is how they use the bathroom in space. That prompted NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy—who just retuned to Earth last week after six months as commander of the International Space Station—to create a video guide to using the, er, Waste and Hygiene …

COVID-19 patients are developing ‘brain fog.’ But what does that mean?
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COVID-19 patients are developing ‘brain fog.’ But what does that mean?

Christina Sutton was diagnosed with COVID-19 in July. Although she tested positive for the virus, she had very few symptoms. But even after those went away, Sutton still experienced concentration and memory problems.  “I would describe it as like a waking dream,” said Sutton. “You’re there, but you’re not fully …

COVID-19 patients are developing ‘brain fog.’ But what does that mean?
COVID-19

COVID-19 patients are developing ‘brain fog.’ But what does that mean?

Christina Sutton was diagnosed with COVID-19 in July. Although she tested positive for the virus, she had very few symptoms. But even after those went away, Sutton still experienced concentration and memory problems.  “I would describe it as like a waking dream,” said Sutton. “You’re there, but you’re not fully …

Honeywell announces its H1 quantum computer with 10 qubits
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Honeywell announces its H1 quantum computer with 10 qubits

Honeywell, which was a bit of a surprise entrant into the quantum computing space when it announced its efforts to build the world’s most powerful quantum computer earlier this year, today announced its newest system: the Model H1. The H1 uses trapped-ion technology and features 10 fully connected qubits that …

Kalliroscopes create galaxies and hurricanes at your fingertips
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Kalliroscopes create galaxies and hurricanes at your fingertips

A kalliroscope is a rheoscopic fluid display that uses magnets and mica to create a vortex when spun. There are a few models that are dome shaped, and even some spheres. The Vortex dome is a highly addictive science toy that offers a tactile insight into fluid dynamics. — Read …

Auction: NASA Gemini training console, Woz's Blue Box, and other fantastic scientific artifacts
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Auction: NASA Gemini training console, Woz’s Blue Box, and other fantastic scientific artifacts

This NASA Gemini training console from 1963 is part of a spectacular upcoming “History of Science” auction at Bonhams. The seated instrument panel, including joystick, was used to train the Gemini astronauts on orbit and landing procedures for their lunar mission. — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Newly discovered mice live in water, have kangaroo-like feet – Future Blink
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Newly discovered mice live in water, have kangaroo-like feet – Future Blink

Colomys are named for their long feet that allow them to navigate shallow waters while hunting for prey. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Africa, Species, Mice, and Science Continue Reading…

Liquids get mixed, then unmixed due to Stokes flow
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Liquids get mixed, then unmixed due to Stokes flow

Colored droplets in corn syrup can be mixed and then unmixed by reversing the mixing motion thanks to a phenomenon called Stokes flow or creeping flow, similar to how lava flows happen. It almost looks as if the video is simply reversed. — Read the rest Continue Reading…

Newly discovered mice live in water, have kangaroo-like feet – Future Blink
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Newly discovered mice live in water, have kangaroo-like feet – Future Blink

Colomys are named for their long feet that allow them to navigate shallow waters while hunting for prey. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Africa, Species, Mice, and Science Continue Reading…