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Astrophysicists create the first accurate map of the universe: It’s very flat, and probably infinite

Astrophysicists create the first accurate map of the universe: It’s very flat, and probably infinite

After analyzing more than three years of continuous observations from one of the world’s widest-angle telescopes in New Mexico, astrophysicists have compiled the most accurate map ever of the universe. Spanning a distance of over six billion light years, the new map plots the location of 1.2 million galaxies with an accuracy of 99%. This means that the distance between ...

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Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength

Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength

When you flex a muscle in your arm, it’s not the muscle that’s shrinking, but the cells that comprise it. Each cell lining the muscle’s length has its own limited contractile ability, one driven by tiny motor and ratchet proteins that crumple up a cell and refuse to let it relax. Rather than being a single continuous muscular action, your ...

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The French create new word for ‘sexting’

The French create new word for ‘sexting’

LDProd/Getty Images/iStockphoto The French are no longer sexting. Now, when they exchange dirty text messages, it is called ‘textopornographie.’ The language of love now has its own word for sexting: textopornographie. L’Académie française, France’s official language authority, decided that “sexting” needed a French equivalent, Vice Motherboard reported. RELATED: FRENCH IS SEXIEST LANGUAGE: POLL The academy, which was established in 1635 ...

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Scientists create ‘robotic sperm’ controlled by magnets

Scientists create ‘robotic sperm’ controlled by magnets

New Scientist/via YouTube Scientists have made tiny remote-controlled sperm robots, according to research published in the journal Advanced Materials. Scientists in Germany say they have created remote-controlled sperm biobots using magnets. These swimming “spermbots” are made by catching individual sperm cells in metal nanotubes, New Scientist reported. RELATED: SPERM SWIM BETTER IN WINTER, EARLY SPRING: STUDY The teeny-tiny magnetic tubes, ...

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Cigarette ads have a lasting effect, can create craving that lasts an entire week

JOE KOHEN/AP Pro-smoking messages urge college kids to light up, a new study shows. Seeing just one cigarette advertisement immediately increases someone’s desire to smoke by 22%, a new study reveals. And that urge to light up won’t go away for 7 days. RELATED: E-CIGARETTE STUDY HINTS AT QUIT-AID POTENTIAL “The supposed effects of these pro-smoking messages, they seem to ...

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