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Ice Cream That Does Not Melt (Immediately)? Sweet!

By Meera Dolasia on September 3, 2015
Ice Cream That Does Not Melt (Immediately)? Sweet!

What's better than a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day? How about one that doesn't melt into a sticky puddle within minutes? That, believe it or not, could soon become a reality thanks to the ingenious scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee.

Is Queen Nefertiti Resting Inside A Hidden Chamber Within King Tut's Tomb?

By Shariqua Ahmed on September 2, 2015
Is Queen Nefertiti Resting Inside A Hidden Chamber Within King Tut's Tomb?

Queen Nefertiti, the wife of King Akhenaten who ruled from 1352 to 1336 B.C., was one of ancient Egypt's most influential and beautiful queens. Historians maintain that she played a significant role in the political and religious reforms that resulted in numerous changes including the establishment of Aten as Egypt's supreme god. Many even believe that the powerful queen served as pharaoh for a brief period following her husband's death and the accession of his 9-year-old son King Tutankhamun (Tut), to the throne.

Australian Daredevil Robbie Maddison Surfs Giant Wave . . . On His Dirt Bike

By Meera Dolasia on September 1, 2015
Australian Daredevil Robbie Maddison Surfs Giant Wave . . . On His Dirt Bike

Freestyle motocross maestro Robbie Maddison is well-known for his heart-stopping stunts. In 2008, the Australian daredevil wowed the world with a leap over the 164-feet tall Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. In 2014, he performed several back flips over stationary airplanes at the military service aircraft graveyard in Tucson, Arizona. However, neither compare to his latest stunt - "Surfing" a wave on a slightly modified KTM dirt bike.

Jet Blue's Vending Machines Will Be Welcomed At Any School

By Meera Dolasia on August 31, 2015
Jet Blue's Vending Machines Will Be Welcomed At Any School

While vending machines have a bad reputation generally, they are particularly frowned upon in schools. That's because most are filled with foods that are deemed unhealthy for both kids and adults. However, no one will have any objection to Jet Blue's vending machines. That's because they dispense free books!

Nemo's Garden Takes Farming To The Next Frontier - Underwater!

By Allegra Staples on August 31, 2015
Nemo's Garden Takes Farming To The Next Frontier - Underwater!

An agricultural experiment called Nemo's Garden is taking farming to a new level - about 20-feet below the ocean's surface! The endeavor is the brainchild of Italian entrepreneur and scuba diving enthusiast Sergio Gamberini who wanted to combine his passion for diving and farming to create a sustainable food source without disturbing the underwater ecosystem.

Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Celebrates 70 Years!

By Meera Dolasia on August 30, 2015
Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Celebrates 70 Years!

Tossing food at total strangers is not something that is acceptable in most settings. However, at Bunol's La Tomatina festival, it is not just accepted but encouraged. That's because the whole purpose of the event that is held annually on the last Wednesday of August, is to pelt friends and total strangers with as many tomatoes as possible.

SpaceX Announces Hyperloop Pod Competition

By June Liu on August 28, 2015
SpaceX Announces Hyperloop Pod Competition

In August 2013, Elon Musk, the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, the world's first privately funded spacecraft company unveiled a 57-page white paper that outlined a radical new supersonic transportation system. Called Hyperloop, it envisioned giving residents of high-traffic cities that lie within short distances the option to commute in enclosed capsules through low-pressure steel tubes at up to 800 mph. Musk hypothesized that such a system would help cut the commute time between cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco from the current 6 hours to just 30 minutes.

World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel Is Open For Business in Japan

By Kim Bussing on August 27, 2015
World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel Is Open For Business in Japan

The Japanese have always been at the forefront at deploying robots to perform jobs that are traditionally done by humans. Over the past year, humanoid robots have been seen helping customers at Mitsubishi Bank, selling Nestle's espresso machines and even filling in for human science communicators at museums. Hence, it is not surprising to hear that the country is now home to a hotel that is staffed almost entirely by the Androids!

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