Curious Oddities

MEET THE GEEK WHO TRACKS ROGUE SATELLITES WITH COAT HANGERS

Source: Sarah Scoles, Wired.com, October 13, 2017  EVERY 95 MINUTES, the Chinese satellite Zhuhai-1 02 makes a full pass around the planet, its solar-panel arms extending from its...

This Engineer’s Crazy Plan to Clean Air with Smog-Sucking Bikes

Source: Seeker.com, October 10, 2017  These bicycles are designed to filter smog out of the air as you ride. This could be a game changer...

Daredevils Surf a Mountain Zipline and then BASE Jump

By Alyssa Danigelis, , Seeker.com, November 9, 2016  The Flying Frenchies give these daring deeds an unexpectedly comedic twist. BASE jumping can be seriously dangerous, but...

Secret Passageway Found at Shakespeare's Theater

By Rossella Lorenzi, Seeker.com, November 10, 2016  The feature in the 16th-century theater allowed actors to pass unseen from one side of the stage to...

Scientists Might Reprogram Cow Guts So Cattle Burp Less

By Marley Walker, wired.com, November 7, 2016  THE WORLD HAS a lot of cows—more than 1.5 billion. And every day, US slaughterhouses turn nearly 20,000...

Dogs and Chimps Could Use Eyeglasses Too

By Jen Viegas, Seeker.com, November 7, 2016  Many dogs and cats already sport prescription eyewear, and new research finds some wild primates become far-sighted with...

Finally, a jacket for your legs (not pants)

By Lizzie Plaugic, TheVerge.com, November 4, 2016  The Legs Jacket. Pants = 3,000 years old. Boring as heck. The Legs Jacket: A jacket for your legs.   Like pants,...

Student Inventor's Laser Tool Helps Preserve Shellfish

By Seeker Team, Seeker.com, November 3, 2016  A New Zealand teenager creates a way for divers to gather only shells that are of legal size,...

These Students Are Building the Fastest Solar Car Ever

By Glenn McDonald, Seeker.com, October 31, 2016  A team from Cal Poly aims to break the world record with a vehicle that runs directly off...

Monster Chinese Telescope to Join Tabby's Star Alien Hunt

By Ian O-Neil, Seeker.com, October 31, 2016  Although it's uncertain when the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) will zoom-in on Tabby's star, hopes are...
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