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Most people wouldn’t guess that rocket scientists sometimes fail to catch silly mistakes, especially because it matters. But they do, and have lost machines that cost more than your average Hollywood blockbuster.

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When nuclei come close enough together, reactions between the nuclei can occur, causing the energy, structure, or makeup of atomic nuclei to be changed. It is this type of reaction by which the destructive force of nuclear weapons comes from.

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With leap years every 4 years, our days drift from the time counted out by the Sun, but only measured over centuries. So leap years are lessened to non-centuries divisible by 4 and centuries divisible by 400.

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Oscar Pistorious has been making great strides for the cause of prosthetic limbs but was banned from competing in the 2008 Olympics, after a scientific study concluded that he actually had an advantage because of his artificial feet.

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What do party balloons and NASA have in common? Sometimes, scientific research can look like good-old fun.

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"You are the worst singer I've ever heard in my life." Simon Cowell, American Idol.

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Wind turbines were developed to capture the kinetic energy of moving air by slowing it down and transforming its energy into electrical energy.

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Have you ever wondered why human eyes don't reflect the same way in the dark? Well, to answer these questions, let first take a closer look (pun intended) at the anatomy of the eye.

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It took researchers about 400 years to finally agree on these figures. Let's have a brief look at how this research got started.

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The microscope you're probably most familiar with in the classroom, although there is a wide range of other microscopes which can help us see different things.

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