Neil Armstrong On Being A Nerd

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Neil Armstron – 1930-2012 An Engineering Manifesto by the first man on the moon. “Science is about what is. Engineering is about what CAN be.” From “The Engineering Century”, delivered at the National Press Club on February 22, 2000. Audio used with kind permission from the NPC and C-SPAN. [Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics)]

Liquid Changes from Boiling to Freezing State in a Matter of Seconds [Science Video]

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I can’t explain in great detail what is happening here, but it seems that the people performing the experiment are dropping the pressure inside the glass, causing the boiling and freezing points to come closer together. This phenomenon is called the “Triple Point.” In thermodynamics, the triple point of a substance is the temperature and […]

MEDICAL MARVEL: 3D-Printed Skull Saves Woman’s Life [Pic + Video]

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Doctors in the Netherlands at University Medical Center Utrecht say they have successfully implanted a 3D-printed skull into a young woman. The 23-hour surgery occurred three months ago, according to NBC News, but details are just being released, as the woman, 22, is recovering extremely well. While her name has not been released, she apparently […]