The distance between Earth and our moon is 238,855 miles. When you add up the diameters of all the other planets in the solar system, you find that you can actually fit them all between Earth and the moon: the sum of the diameters of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune is 236,126… Continue reading How Many Planets in Our Solar System Can Fit Between the Earth and the Moon?
If you thought the burger couldn’t be reinvented, you were wrong. Burger Kings across Japan are recreating the traditional burger by coloring it black. The restaurants are using squid ink to blacken the garlic sauce and bamboo charcoal to blacken the burger buns and cheese. These food additives are safe, and are commonly used in… Continue reading Burger King’s New Black Burgers Sold in Japan [PHOTOS]
Researchers in the UK are developing the fastest camera ever made that can capture images at the speed of light. Using laser technology, the camera can see around corners by measuring the scattered light cast from objects hidden from its view. Lasers from the camera then bounce of surfaces to navigate around corners and are… Continue reading See How the World’s Fastest Camera Can See You Around Corners
Using infrared technology, art researchers have uncovered a hidden portrait of an unknown man below the surface of a famous Pablo Picasso painting. Apparently beneath Picasso’s “The Blue Room” painting, stands the resemblance of a man wearing a jacket and bow tie, resting his face on his hand. The painting beneath the painting came just… Continue reading Hidden Portrait of Mystery Man Is Discovered Beneath Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Blue Room’ Painting
In the history of mankind, only Adam and Even have eaten from the Tree of Knowledge. That may soon change. Bio-artist Joe Davis plans to create a living Tree of Knowledge, using Wikipedia and apple trees. With the help of researchers and mathematicians, Davis has created a method of inserting 50,000 Wikipedia pages into the… Continue reading Bio-artist Creates Tree of Knowledge By Inserting Wikipedia Pages Into Tree DNA
Kickstarter is often used to raise funds for new apps (like DashBurst’s upcoming mobile apps), hardware and other tangible projects. This is why I was surprised when I learned of the recently launched Expedition for Amelia campaign to fund an expedition to search for Amelia Earhart’s lost plane. Not only is the campaign using crowdfunding… Continue reading Would You Spend $2 Million to Help Researchers Search for Amelia Earhart’s Lost Plane?
If you’ve ever seen a meteor shower, you’d know it is a pretty spectacular sight with lights streaking and falling across the night sky. Although they are rather common these days, we may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a never-before-seen meteor shower this coming May. On May 24, planet Earth may encounter… Continue reading Look Out for a Meteor Shower Coming to Earth for the First Time Ever on May 24
Did you know that 3.4 million people die each year because of a water-related disease? Science has shown us that without water, there can’t be life. Despite this, so much of the water on our planet is contaminated without people knowing it. To combat this, scientists from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Virginia… Continue reading Water Is Life: The ‘Drinkable Book’ that Decontaminates Water