Akon Lighting Africa Is Bringing Electricity To Millions Without It

shockwebpic_akonlightingafricaAs of today, 600 Million Africans still don’t have access to electricity. Multi-platinum recording artist Akon is doing something to change that by bringing solar power to millions of households in over 20 countries on the African continent with his new Akon Lighting Africa initiative.

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What Does Sound Look Like? See With This Photographic Technique

shockleewebpic_whatdoessoundlooklikeSee the invisible and take a look at what sound waves look like thanks to a cool high-speed photographic technique called Schlieren Flow visualization which shows the change in air density as sound waves travel through the air. The technique was developed by German physicist August Toepler between 1859 and 1864.

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What Does A Dying Star Sound Like?

Dr. Jon Miller, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Michigan and his team, set out to learn what a star being shredded by a super massive black hole 3.9 billion light years away might sound like.

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Take An Amazing Tour Of The Moon

Although the moon has remained largely unchanged during human history, our understanding of it and how it has evolved over time has evolved dramatically.

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Kepler-22b: The Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet 600 Millions Light Years Away

NASA has identified a new planet very similar to earth but approximately twice the size outside our solar system that might be able to support life. It’s been named Kepler-22b, after the orbiting telescope aircraft that discovered it, is about two and a half times the size of earth and is 600 light-years away, orbiting a sun-like star.

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Seeing Sound: A New Acousto-Optic Scanning Technique Could Mean Better Speaker Technology

This new measurement technique developed by the UK based National Physical Laboratory [NPL] has big potential in the development of audio acoustics and product design. In other words, even better, more accurate sound systems coming soon near you.

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Traumatic Weapon Technology: An Arms Race Against The General Population?

From microwave energy blasters and blinding laser beams to chemical agents and deafening sonic blasters, these weapons are at the cutting edge of crowd control.

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Scintillation: An Experimental Film

Watch this experimental film by Xavier Chassaing made up of over 35,000 photographs plus some pretty amazing stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.

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