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A Wearable That Fights Pain — Intelligently

I play tons of golf: Nine holes daily. I love it, but carrying a 20 pound bag three miles every day takes its toll. Everything hurts, from my wrist, to my feet. Maybe one day we’ll eliminate pain, but for now, at least we can make injuries hurt less, with wearables like Cur (the subject of this article). Cur (pronounced “cure”) is a wireless, wearable...




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He Built A Satellite in his garage. Now He’s Using It To Photograph Earth Like Never Before

This is a part of our ongoing “Startup Of The Month” Award Series. To nominate a startup. Tweet your nomination to @Msitver. Space. Why is it the final frontier? Mostly because it’s so costly to explore. We pay $70 million per astronaut to fly them up to the ISS on a Russian Spacecraft, and a typical satellite can cost $50-400 million to send up...




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This Awe-Inspiring Physics Experiment is 100% For Real

How do you create the world’s most compelling physics demo? Start with the world’s largest vacuum chamber. Take a famous theoretical problem, and reenact it in a grand fashion, and do it all in slow-motion HD. That’s exactly what the BBC did to the classic gravitational case of the bowling ball, and the feathers in free fall. When you drop a bowling ball, and a...




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Video: Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil Degrasse Tyson On The Universe

Stephen Colbert interviews renowned astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson (For over an hour). Follow @msitver Stephen Colbert may be famous for his comedic chops, but he’s also one of the smartest interviewers around. Usually Colbert’s interviews last under 10 minutes, but in this video, Colbert takes on famous astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson for over an hour! Best Lines From The Interview: Scientists don’t lead marching...




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How MTV Managed To Do What Decades of Sex-Ed Teachers Could Not

Should schools replace sex education/health with MTV? Normally, I’d consider this question insane, but after a recent study by the Brookings Institute, I’m not so sure. That study found that MTV’s “Teen Mom”, and “16 And Pregnant” caused a 5.7% drop in the total US teen pregnancy rate. The Brookings Institute made an awesome video to explain how this is possible. MTV managed to...