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Mad Quickies 4.19

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Wringing out Water on the ISS – for Science!

What happens when you wring out a washcloth in zero-G? Col. Chris Hadfield answers this! {via Maggie}

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CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth. Credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA


Makr Shakr!

Please tip your robot bartender.

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A robotic bar offering the crowd a taste of third industrial revolution!

Makr Shakr is a robotic bar, able to prepare approximately one googol drink combinations based on crowd input. People will be able to design their own drinks learning from the recipes of others, and leaving tips for the next designer, through their handheld devices. The digital design system can also monitor the individual’s alcohol consumption, promoting responsible drinking. Makr Shakr aims to show the “Third Industrial Revolution” paradigm through the simple process design-make-enjoy, and in just the time needed to prepare a new cocktail.


Featured image is an excerpt from Violet Coral (Clavaria zollingeri) by Dan Molter.



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  1. Donna

    That graphic novel about Charles Darwin looks cool. By the way, did you see that recent movie that made about him? I think it was called “Creation.”

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