Frogs levitate in a strong enough magnetic field


Some things like iron nails are known for their magnetic properties, but why should frogs levitate in a magnetic field? The trick is to get the magnetic field right – you can't just use any old bar magnet to make a frog levitate.

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Will the LHC find the God Particle in 2012 ?? They think so !!

 Scientists hope to have achieved one of the machine's major goals this year – proving the existence of the so called God Particle.  Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director of CERN where the LHC is based, said he was confident that by the end of the year it will be possible to say whether the Higgs Boson, the particle which is responsible for giving mass to the universe, exists.

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You could hang 40 kg from a gecko and it wouldn't fall off the ceiling but ...


Geckos have very hairy feet, and we mean VERY hairy here! The soles of their feet are covered in teeny tiny hairs which end in even tinier structures called spatulae. These microscopic spatulae are so small that a usually insignificant force, called the van der Waals force, becomes important.

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Aurora Borealis Spectacular !!

 Spectacular displays of the northern lights or aurora borealis in northern Norway.  These are perhaps the most spectacular aurora borealis photos ever !

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Dont miss the Transit of Venus June 6 2012 - next one is next century !!

Transits of Venus are rare and historically important astronomical events. The next transit of Venus will occur on 5 and 6 June 2012, and will be the last Venus transit this century. After 2012, the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125. Most of Australia is well positioned to witness the next transit of Venus on Wednesday 6th June 2012.

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Whoa - the things people invent !! 2012 International Invention Exhibition


Parachutes for aeroplanes to assist in emergency landings !!  Yu Gao of China.

About 1,000 inventions debuted at  40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, 789 exhibitors, 46 countries & 60,000 visitors.


Italy's Marco Pagnini presents his invention: a hands-free umbrella

People play in a Football Box, an invention that allows children to play in a miniature football arena. It was invented by Venezuelan

Germany's Ulli Boehme poses with his invention, the Ball Rider a new sport and leisure vehicle equipped with large balls as wheels

A woman shows a South Korean invention to tie shoes with a single touch, with a hook and a stop loop to control the tightness

Pictures: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images



How Many Times Have We Farted In Human History? A Very Rough Calculation

I was sitting next to my friend on a bus the other day. He farted. It got us thinking: How many farts have there been in human history?

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