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15 of The Best Science Toys That Money Can Buy
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15 of The Best Science Toys That Money Can Buy

Here we have tried to provide examples from each major scientific discipline including biology, chemistry, and physics.RELATED: 15+ AMAZING CODING TOYS FOR YOUR LITTLE ONESCan children learn about science with toys?Educational toys of any kind, including science-based ones, are specifically designed to either introduce or reinforce a child& 39;s knowledge of a particular subject They come in many different forms depending on the scientific discipline they specialize in.

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Images from Rosetta reveal a spooky and rugged landscape

June 04, 2015History was made when the European Space Agency deployed the Philae lander to the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and now seven months later they have revealed an extensive set of photographs from Rosetta that give us an insight into the spooky and rugged landscape of the comet. Image Courtesy of ESA The photos were taken by the NavCam of the spacecraft between September and November of last year when the craft went as close as 8km from the comet& 39;s surface.
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Maasai women have turned into solar warriors thanks to Green Energy

June 23, 2015The Maasai tribes are found in Tanzania and Kenya the people often have to struggle. They have to put up with livestock being taken by the wild animals roaming around and when the sun disappears they are in the dark as they have no electricity. Those lucky enough to own a mobile phone often have to walk for many miles just to charge it.
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Small V8 engine made from Lego works on compressed air

June 16, 2015It seems that if you have a good imagination you can make just about anything from Lego. We have seen some great ideas of what it is possible to make using the bricks and more recently we have come across a handmade small working V8 engine made entirely out of Lego bricks. This isn& 39;t just something to look at, it really is a V8 pneumatic engine that works.
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New Horizon makes it into history books as it flies past Pluto

July 14, 2015The New Horizons spacecraft from NASA made its way by Pluto at 7:49 today EDT. The unmanned probe flew past the planet at 12,500 km away and doing a speed of 14 km/sec and this made it the last classical planet to have been paid a visit by the spacecraft. Image Source: NASA The flyby of the New Horizons today is historic and also paradoxical due to the fact that the spacecraft, which cost around US$750million is on a ballistic trajectory.
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Strange things happen to basketball due to Magnus Effect

July 20, 2015A group of four people recently headed to a dam in Tasmania and stood on the wall looking down 126.5 meters below. They had a couple of basketballs with them and wondered what would happen when they dropped them down into the dam. It seems that some strange things happen to a basketball due to the Magnus Effect.
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WWII bomb shelter 100ft below London tubes becomes subterranean farm

July 02, 2015Sitting 100 feet below the London tube station in Clapham is a WWII bomb shelter and it has now been turned into a subterranean farm growing mini vegetables, salads and herbs thanks to chef Michel Roux Jnr. Image Source: National News and Pictures,Isabel Infantes Michel Roux Jnr is a Michelin starred chef and he along with two entrepreneurs has launched the brand Growing Underground.
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Contact has been re-established between NASA and New Horizons

July 16, 2015NASA has been able to breathe a sigh of huge relief as the probe of the New Horizons has got back in touch with them. Contact was re-established with the Deep Space Network 13 hours and five minutes after the historic flyby took place. Image Source: NASA NASA is now celebrating the success of the exploration of Pluto and it has managed to provide scientists with more information that may give them a better insight into the Solar System.
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Floating city by Seasteading Institute could arrive by 2020

July 09, 2015Peter Theil, the founder of Paypal is one of the investors in an organisation that wants to build a floating city state by the year 2020. The Seasteading Institute wants to build semi-independent cities that float and say they would offer the chance to try new modes of government and at the same time would help to tackle several problems.
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Nemo Garden grows crops underwater in Italy

July 07, 2015If you check out the Liguria stand at the Milan 2015 Expo you will find a bizarre project that is intriguing, the Nemo Garden. This is an attempt at growing crops under the ocean inside biospheres that are filled with air. It is one effort that may prove to be a low cost energy solution for growing food in regions where it was once though impossible.
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Forging The Big Parts – A Factory Tour in France

October 27, 2015 Image Source: ENYGF 2015 The European Nuclear Young Generation Forum (ENYGF) 2015 was planned by the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN) Young Generation in partnership with the European Nuclear Society Young Generation Network (ENSYGN).The European Forum involves panel sessions, workshops and technical sessions.
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Decades Old MacPlus Flashes Forward To Go Online

September 25, 2015 Image Source: Flickr Jeff Keacher retrieved his 27 year old Macintosh Plus from storage to see if he could somehow get it connected to the internet. The specs were certainly impressive for its day but by today’s standards they were less than ideal with an 8 MHz CPU, 4MB of RAM, a 50MB Hard Drive and a 512X342 pixel black and white screen.
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Greenpeace report shows UK can be almost entirely powered by renewable energy

By Robin WhitlockSeptember 30, 2015Greenpeace Poland at Orange Warsaw Festival Image Source: Bogusz Bilewski, Flickr Back in 2012, the government’s Energy and Climate Change Committee stated quite categorically that the country’s energy consumption cannot be allowed to rise indefinitely if the UK is to make an effective contribution to global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
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How To Sharpen Knives With A Water Stone

December 02, 2015Since ancient times, knives have been important for everyday survival. During the stone age knives made of flint were necessary for several different reasons. In today& 39;s world knives are still very important in our lives and we often use them on a daily basis. Taking care of your knives in the correct fashion extends their lifespan and ensures that they are always ready to use.
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11 Educational Toys for Kids Who Love Astronomy

Do your kids always look at the stars?If your kids are interested in galaxies and space, you can engage them with the toys and gifts that are both educational and fun to improve their knowledge about the universe. They& 39;ll be excited about exploring the mysteries of the infinite sky, and learn more about the planets.
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6 of the Most Famous "Dead Brands"

The holidays are coming up, so you might want to jump on a Pan American World Airways flight, grab a TWA flight, or take an Eastern Airlines shuttle to Grandma and Grandpa& 39;s house.Grandma and Grandpa could pick you up in their big old Oldsmobile or Plymouth, and stop off on the way home at the local Woolworth& 39;s for a malt.
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Brazilian Man Upcycles Old Tires and Turns Them Into Adorable Animal Beds

Amarildo Silva Filho used his artistic skills, love of sustainability, and need for money to turn unused tires into habitable beds.November 20, 2019Entrepreneurship usually begins with a small idea, which grows and blossoms into something formidable. 24-year old Amarildo Silva Filho from Brazil created his own animal bed business from a need for money, and to help minimize our world& 39;s ever-growing waste issue.
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Are Rich People Smart or Lucky or Neither?

Do you need to be smart to be rich? Or is it pure luck?As it turns out the truth might have nothing to do with either. Let& 39;s find out why.RELATED: 9 WAYS YOU CAN TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO BE SMARTERAre the rich just lucky?It& 39;s a common trope that to be rich requires more than a little luck, but is this true?
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9 People That Prove "OK Boomer" Should Really Be "Thank You, Boomer"

The phrase & 34;OK Boomer& 34; exploded on the internet this Fall. It is usually delivered by Millennials, born between 1980 and 1994, or members of Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2015. Boomers are those who were born between the years 1946 and 1964.& 34;OK boomer& 34; is, in essence, a dismissive eye roll that conveys that Boomers don& 39;t understand the concerns and anxieties of Millennials or Gen Zers, and are, perhaps, condescending.
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