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Vision Research Phantom v2511 camera boast 25.6K fps

Vision Research Phantom v2511 camera boast 25.6K fps

Yes, you read that right. Vision Research, which specializes in high-speed digital imaging systems, announced the Phantom v2511, a high-speed camera that is capable of recording video at an astounding 25,600 frames per second. The only draw back is that the v2511 is part of the company's Phantom v-series family, which means the highest resolution it has is at 1280x800 or 1 megapixel.

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New Cancer treatment uses modified cat poop parasite

New Cancer treatment uses modified cat poop parasite

While there may never be a “cure” for Cancer, identifying and treating it quickly are a major focus for scientists. Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center have come across a parasite that wipes out Cancer almost entirely, at least in lab tests. How they actually arrived at the parasite, though — that we may not want to know.

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GE designs THE MISSIONS sneakers for astronauts on earth

GE designs THE MISSIONS sneakers for astronauts on earth

On July 20, we will be celebrating the 45 anniversary of man's landing on the moon, an event hailed as having advanced science, technology, space exploration, and many other fields by leaps and bounds. To celebrate the occasion, GE will be doing something that would have never crossed your mind. On Sunday, GE will be launching THE MISSIONS, a very limited edition "moon boot" sneakers that will let a lucky few feel what is like to wear footwear designed for space and beyond.

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See the Supermoon this Friday and Saturday night

See the Supermoon this Friday and Saturday night

The moon will be fullest on early Saturday morning - July 12 - creating what’s generally referred to as a "Supermoon" for one of three times this year. This Supermoon appears when our Earth is sitting closest to the moon in its rotation around our planet. This event will occur on the 10th of August and the 9th of September of 2014 as well.

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Music abilities come from DNA, not practice: so says study

Music abilities come from DNA, not practice: so says study

According to a study published in the latest release of Psychological Science would suggest that most musical skill comes from your genes. If you happen to be the descendent of a musical genius, you may want to get practicing - it would seem that you’ll have a lot easier time finding success than your less fortunate associates with less musically-inclined parents.

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Science explains why we blow in game cartridges

Science explains why we blow in game cartridges

Your childhood likely involved at least one cartridge-based gaming console, and with those games came a habit that feels as natural as taking up the controller: blowing in the cartridge. It is widely known at this point that such an activity was useless, but that doesn't answer the question of why we did it.

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Bigfoot hair samples tested by Oxford for science

Bigfoot hair samples tested by Oxford for science

The tests you’re about to read about began all the way back in the year 2012, when researchers at Oxford University and the Lausanne Museum of Zoology sent out the call for Yeti hair. It was then that the hair samples began to arrive. Run and later written up by Sykes B.C., Mullis R.A., Hagenmuller C., Melton T.W. & Sartori M., a total of 36 hair samples supposed to have (possibly) belonged to the legendary Bigfoot were put to the test.

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Hawaii is shooting lasers at birds and it’s for their own good

Hawaii is shooting lasers at birds and it’s for their own good

Filling the skies with laser beams and hoping birds fly into them doesn't, at first glance, seem the best way to prevent endangered species from dwindling in number even further, but it's exactly what one Hawaiian island is doing. The light grids - made up of thirty focused green lasers - are being mounted on electricity poles by service operator Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, in the hope that they'll prevent birds from crashing into the cables.

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