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Researchers Are Sorry They Used ‘Derpy’ in a Research Paper

Much like the universally true advice to “never tweet,” it’s probably a good idea to just avoid internet language and memes when you’re working in a professional capacity. Two well-intentioned researchers learned that the hard way recently when they didn’t do enough research on the term “derpy.” Read More >>

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Automated High-Speed Wire Inspector Takes 40,000 Photos Every Second

Wires, pipes, and metal rails are produced at incredibly high speeds in factories. Often as fast as 33 feet per second, which makes doing detailed inspections as the materials are produced almost impossible. But researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM in Freiburg, Germany, have found a way using high-speed cameras and LED flashes brighter than the sun. Read More >>

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This Artificial Jellyfish Made From A Rat’s Heart Is The Power of Science

Scientists are smart people, coming up with all sorts of life-changing things, ranging from the weird to the wonderful, all in the name of science. Here's one example: researchers from the US have made an artificial jellyfish that uses heart cells from a rat. Read More >>