Scientists Develop Genetically Modified Fearless Mouse

Fearless Mouse

Scientist tweaks ‘fear gene’ in mouse. Mouse wins stare down with cat. Next step, scientists fix the whole public speaking thing? (crossing fingers)

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Discovery Channel: Did Aliens Build The Pyramids?

Aliens and the ancients

All over the world there are giant stone monuments. Almost everyone knows they were created thousands of years ago by ancient man. But could almost everyone be wrong about the pyramids, Aztec Temples, Stonehenge?

There are a few nagging questions, like why do they seem to appear out of the blue around the same time? How did the Giza Pyramids attain alignment with true North with an accuracy within 1/10 of a degree?

It’s a mystery that might be solved if you believe aliens influenced our society by providing the information needed to move and erect these massive stone objects.

Here’s the Discovery video investigating this possibility.

Just geeky

Dark Knight Teaser Poster

From Superhero Hype:

Dark Knight

 

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Truck-safe Bamboo Bridge Opens in China

Bamboo Bridge

In China bamboo is used for furniture, artwork, building scaffolding, panels for concrete casting and now, truck bridges.

In the picture here you can see the 10 meter long modern bamboo bridge under 8 ton traffic loading testing that opened for traffic this week.

Upcoming engineering projects using bamboo include bridge spans for foot traffic in rural areas and a 2 story single-family house.

Using bamboo just makes sense, it’s a sustainable environmentally friendly construction material, plus this stuff grows like weeds so there’s a never ending supply ;)

Read Physorg for the nitty gritty.

 

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NASA Selects Prime Contractor for Ares I Rocket Avionics

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The Ares I launch vehicle is a key component of the Constellation Program, which will send humans to the moon by 2020 to set up a lunar outpost.

NASA has selected The Boeing Company of Huntsville, Ala., as the prime contractor to produce, deliver and install avionics systems for the Ares I rocket that will launch the Orion crew exploration vehicle into orbit. The selection is the final major contract award for Ares I.

NASA Press Release has more. 

Also read more about the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle or the Ares Launch Vehicle.

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