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This Earth Photo Just Published by NASA Shows Sandy's Massive Size

If you had any doubts about the scale of frankenstorm Sandy (and the collective moanings by your American pals on Facebook), check out NASA's latest image to see its size compared to the entire planet. It was taken by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite yesterday morning, October 28th at 9:02AM EDT. Read More >>

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Dubai Is Now Officially the Craziest City in the World

By the powers bestowed in me by the Ministry of Silly Underpants and after carefully examining and considering the numerous photographic and videographic documents covering its many insane features, I hereby declare Dubai the craziest city in the world. [Airpano.ruThanks Karl!] Read More >>

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The Only Photo of Neil Armstrong On the Moon

He was the first man to walk on the Moon, but Neil Armstrong didn't have any good photos to prove it. He had the camera most of the time, so it was Aldrin who got all the awesome shots. Sure—he was on grainy TV and reflected on Buzz's visor but—except for his footprint—there were no cool shots of Neil. Read More >>

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Highest-Res Colour Printer Ever Fits Images on a Human Hair

This image might look a little grainy to you, but you really should give it a chance. What you're looking at is the output from the world's highest-resolution colour printer, and it's actually an extreme close-up of an image that measures just 50 micrometres across—the same width as a human hair. Read More >>

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This 281-Gigapixel Image Depicts an Entire Animal at the Cellular Level

This might just look like a microscope image of some strange, small life-form. But actually it's a view of a massive 281-gigapixel image of a zebrafish embryo, which can be zoomed in on to show sub-cellular levels of detail. Read More >>

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This Is the Shadow of a Single Atom

This isn't a wallpaper design from the seventies, or a close-up picture of the sun. Though it might look a little garish in orange, what you're actually looking at is the first ever recorded image of an atom's shadow. Read More >>

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Google's Artificial Brain Loves to Watch Cat Videos

Hidden away within Google's X laboratory, where all kinds of secret projects are underway, its engineers have been working on creating an artificial brain. With 16,000 computer processors and freedom to learn whatever it chooses from the internet, though, it turns out that the brain does just what you do online: watch cat videos. Read More >>

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Falling Russian Spacecraft Photographed; Impact As Early As Tomorrow

The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques has taken this hot picture of the Russian Mars 13-ton probe Phobos-Grunt as it falls to planet Earth. It may hit tomorrow, but we still don't know where. Read More >>

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