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The space shuttle Discover took its final flight today mounted on top of a modified Boeing 747 from the Kennedy Space Center to Washington D.C. The shuttle will then be put on display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. Though we're sad to see the shuttle go (and NASA's current funding is certainly not a WIN), it's pretty amazing to see the old bird take a flight one more time. Check out more information in the via link from our friends at The Daily What!

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Glorious science, letting us see what our veggies look like from the inside out!

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There are few things that add more to a word than the placing the word “Rocket” in front of it. Well, maybe the word “Mania” or “Rama” behind it.

In this video, YouTubers The Backyard Scientists attempt to recreate a small scale version of a Mythbusters classic. They attached a blade to a track, light a rocket, and send through a toy car, a whole chicken, some fruit, and a steak. This is knife moves at 150 mph and could cut through anything.

Oh, and one time the knife blew up. It rocks.

via Laserpointers and Catnip

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Things get a bit technical, obviously, but the point is that 3D printing technology and modern neuroscience is going to let a paralyzed patient kick the first ball at the World Cup. How awesome is that?