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Hot stuff! This robot is automating the future of space travel by creating Plutonium-238 eight times faster than any other method.

NASA uses Pu-238 to power its long distance space missions. As Pu-238 radioactively decays and generates heat, its energy can be converted into electricity. Pu-238 takes centuries to cool down, so it can serve as an energy source for long periods of time.

Automating the expensive and labor-intensive process of creating Pu-238 will make it a more common material thanks to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory system in this video.
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Hot stuff! This robot is automating the future of space travel by creating Plutonium-238 eight times faster than any other method. NASA uses Pu-238 to power its long distance space missions. As Pu-238 radioactively decays and generates heat, its energy can be converted into electricity. Pu-238 takes centuries to cool down, so it can serve as an energy source for long periods of time. Automating the expensive and labor-intensive process of creating Pu-238 will make it a more common material thanks to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory system in this video.

You’d never guess her jaw was 3D printed. 😮
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You’d never guess her jaw was 3D printed. 😮

This portable canoe folds up in minutes.
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This portable canoe folds up in minutes.

Wireless charging! 📱
 Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.
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Wireless charging! 📱 Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.

Watch how a space station vacuum hose became a didgeridoo.
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Watch how a space station vacuum hose became a didgeridoo.

These hummingbirds’ bills are made for fighting.
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These hummingbirds’ bills are made for fighting.

🕺Is that a disco ball in space?

Not quite. It's a small satellite called STARSHINE 2 that was deployed from a canister in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2001. 
More than 30,000 students from 660 schools in 26 countries tracked STARSHINE 2 using the data it collected to calculate the density of Earth's upper atmosphere. 📸: @nasa
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🕺Is that a disco ball in space? Not quite. It's a small satellite called STARSHINE 2 that was deployed from a canister in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2001. More than 30,000 students from 660 schools in 26 countries tracked STARSHINE 2 using the data it collected to calculate the density of Earth's upper atmosphere. 📸: @nasa

You can blow up a balloon inside of a bottle.
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You can blow up a balloon inside of a bottle.

This Iraqi archaeology student is keeping an ancient writing system alive.
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This Iraqi archaeology student is keeping an ancient writing system alive.

These spiders breastfeed their babies.🕷️
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These spiders breastfeed their babies.🕷️

Tibet is taking drastic steps to protect its rarest animals.
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Tibet is taking drastic steps to protect its rarest animals.

Snails are fearless when they’re hungry.
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Snails are fearless when they’re hungry.

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