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Gravity Light Set to Illuminate the Developing World

February 5, 2013
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A British company is offering a safe and efficient alternative to the dangerous kerosene lamps that are in wide use throughout the developing world. Called "Gravity light" the electric-powered device costs just five dollars, using the force of gravity to keep the lite switched on.

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Buzz60 (Oct. 23, 2013) — During conversations in preparation for the movie 'Gravity,' NASA astronaut Cady Coleman told actress Sandra Bullock all it takes to propel oneself in zero-gravity is a single strand of hair. Jen Markham has the video of one astronaut aboard the International Space Station demonstrating the power of hair in space.
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Bye Bye Glasses! Displays That "correct" Your Vision

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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 25, 2014) — Researchers in the United States are developing technology that will enable screens to adjust to a users vision. By combining algorithms that finely tune light with a pinhole film that bends it, the scientists hope the screens could make eye glasses and contact lenses unnecessary for viewing a display. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact-Checks Science of 'Gravity'

Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact-Checks Science of 'Gravity'

Newsy (Oct. 7, 2013) — Neil deGrasse Tyson fact-checks 'Gravity' and shares his criticisms on Twitter.
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New Fusion Engine Could Mean Mars Trip in 30 Days

New Fusion Engine Could Mean Mars Trip in 30 Days

Buzz60 (Apr. 15, 2013) — A new fusion engine being developed by scientists at the University of Washington with funding from NASA could make all other forms of space travel obsolete. The new engine would allow space travel at unprecedented speeds while being cheaper and it would require less raw material. The quicker travel time means astronauts would spend less nights sleeping in a zero-gravity environment, like Chris Hadfield recently showed in a video from the International Space Station.
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