Lego Shot Glasses!

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Lego Shot Glasses!
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They're not actually licensed LEGO products though because LEGO doesn't promote underage drinking, plus why pay for licensing rights when you don't have to? That is like flushing money down the toilet. Same goes for buying toilet paper, which is why I use junk mail. What would you build onto a LEGO shot glass? Because I would just attach MORE shot glasses.

F'Yeah Science of the Day: Learn How to Make Your Own Edible Water "Bottle"

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Watch as Inhabitat.com's Yuka Yoneda shows you how to make edible, zero-waste skin "bubble" to hold your water in. F'yeah science, f'yeah.

FDA Approves Prosthetic Hands

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FDA Approves Prosthetic Hands
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the DEKA Arm System, the first prosthetic arm that can perform multiple, simultaneous powered movements controlled by electrical signals from electromyogram (EMG) electrodes.

EMG electrodes detect electrical activity caused by the contraction of muscles close to where the prosthesis is attached. The electrodes send the electrical signals to a computer processor in the prosthesis that translates them to a specific movement or movements.

The Sun Has a Sibling

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The Sun Has a Sibling
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The star, HD 162826, was identified by Ivan Ramirez and his team at the University of Texas at Austin. It's located 110 light-years away in the constellation Hercules, is about 15% more massive than our sun, and is not visible to the naked eye.

Ramirez's team was able to match this star to our own by following up on 30 possible candidates. The astronomers used high-resolution spectroscopy to get a better understanding of the chemical make-up of these stars. In addition, they analyzed the orbits of these candidates, namely where they have been and where they are going in the paths around the center of the Milky Way.