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Posts from April, 2013

What Hurts More: Child Birth or a Kick in the Balls? Science Answers.

Apr 26

Screen shot 2013-04-26 at 4.56.14 PMIn response to that one debate you had way back in health class that ended abruptly because there wasn’t nearly enough coffee or cigarettes in the teacher’s lounge to put up with that crap, and really, jesus christ these children; ASAP Science has attempted to answer who has it worse: women in child birth, or […]

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These Are Google Glass’s CPU and RAM Specs

Apr 26

18lu845sknf4tjpgNot too long ago, some of Google Glass’s specs got out there, but we were missing two critical pieces: CPU and RAM. Now, thanks to some endeavouring hackers who’ve gotten their hands on a pair, we now know some of those details. Jay Lee, with some help from Liam McLoughlin, managed to find Glass’s USB […]

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Watch This Bread City Fall Into Actual Decay

Apr 26

18ltkjye8xt6qgifPeople talk about cities falling into decay all the time, but it’s usually metaphoric. Not so with this cityscape made of bread — which moulds and crumbles before your eyes. Theater set designer Johanna Mårtensson created this doughy dystopia after reading an article about how the world could cope quite easily without humans littering its […]

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The Centre of the Earth Is 1,000°C Hotter Than We Thought

Apr 26

18lt8x441z3nppngA new series of measurements have revealed that the Earth’s core is actually 1,000°C hotter than we previously thought — meaning the centre of our planet is actually as hot as the surface of the Sun. We’ve long known that the very core of the planet — despite being exceedingly hot — is made of solid, crystalline iron […]

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What a DDoS Attack Looks Like

Apr 26

Screen shot 2013-04-26 at 4.46.09 PMWhen hackers do cyber-battle, there isn’t much to see. Maybe you’ll wind up on a crashed website, but the real carnage is happening behind the scenes, perpetrated by a diffuse army of computers a world away. This is what it looks like. What you see here is a record of a April 23rd DDoS attack […]

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Do You Actually Need Word Anymore?

Apr 26

OfficeGoogle Drive now automatically syncs your files for offline editing, breaking the final stronghold of the traditional Office app. So, the time has come to ask the question: Do we really need anything but Google Docs anymore? I, personally, still use Word. That’s simply because sometimes the internet cuts out and I’ve lost my work […]

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Why Is Amazon’s Packaging So Dumb?

Apr 26

18lt605ny9y44pngWe’ve all had it happen to us: order a small item from Amazon, only to have it arrive in what seems to be the world’s biggest box. What gives, Bezos? Redditor V_for_VinceVega posted this picture of the packaging that surrounded a battery. A single battery. Of course, the warehouse could have run out of appropriate […]

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Man Finds Severed Ear Lying In Churchyard

Apr 26

EarPicture this: You’re walking through a churchyard, minding your own business, when you stumble across something squishy on the ground. Your dog is chewing on it, so it must be tasty. You bend down to get a closer look, and… holy-hell it’s a human ear! That’s precisely what happened to a one Ben Jackson-Smith, who […]

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A Chrome-Finished Pasta Machine Is Your Give-the-Fondue-Set-Some-Company Deal of the Day

Apr 26

pasta-makerWe all love pasta, right? Of course we do — ever since the Italians brought it over to the UK in 1983, we’ve all of us been stark staring pasta daft. Now, instead of buying it in bags, you can make your own! Yes, for only £9.99 (half its regular price) you can be the […]

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The Science of Jetpacks

Apr 26

Screen shot 2013-04-26 at 11.23.18 AMIf there’s one universal truth, it’s that everybody wants to fly around using a jetpack. But how the hell do they work? This video should help explain. Bear with the physics, because the video as a whole makes for some really interesting watching. [YouTube]

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