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A simple bounce test for lively versus dying batteries

This video shows how a mechanical “bounce test” can reveal how much electrical charge remains in an ordinary alkaline AA battery: Chemistry World magazine explains: “Inspired by a YouTube video, scientists in the US have confirmed that a simple bounce test can be used as a technique to indicate charge in a battery… A team led by Daniel […]

Ig Nobel show at Imperial College London, Fri eve

The 2015 Ig Nobel EuroTour descends Friday evening, March 20, on Imperial College. Here are details: IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, London, UK, Friday, March 20. The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus. 6:00 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Dr. Show More Summary

Dr. NakaMats discusses his ideas for better ideas

Dr. NakaMats, possibly the greatest man in the world, who is about to make his grand farewell appearances in the UK, Denmark and Sweden, granted an interview to Jack Preston of Virgin Entrepreneur. Dr. NakaMats was awarded the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize for nutrition, for photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period […]

The Great Attractor --"Exists Within an Immense Supercluster of 100,000 Galaxies" (Weekend Feature)

Astronomers have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have dubbed "Laniakea," which means "immense heaven" in Hawaiian. This discovery clarifies the boundaries of our galactic neighborhood and...

Graphene + Coffee: Most glam substance, foodstuff combined

At last, at last, it’s happened. The most glamorous substance — graphene — has been brought to bear on the most glamorous foodstuff — coffee. Details are in this study: “Molecularly imprinted coated graphene oxide solid-phase extraction monolithic capillary column for selective extraction and sensitive determination of phloxine B in coffee bean,” Haiyun Zhai, Zihao […]

Ig Nobel EuroTour begins Thursday, at Brunel University

The 2015 Ig Nobel EuroTour begins Thursday night, March 12, at Brunel University. Here are details: BRUNEL UNIVERSITY, London, UK. Eastern Gateway Building. Thursday, March 12, 7:00 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams, Ray Goldstein...Show More Summary

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