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In 1999, Harvard physicist Lene Hau was able to slow down light to 17 meters per second and in 2001, was able to stop light completely.
German scientists claim to have evidence that suggests that our universe may exist inside of a computer simulated Matrix.
Scientists have developed a microparticle filled with oxygen that can be injected into the blood stream, enabling us to live without breathing.
Scientists in China have built a prototype high-speed maglev train that is theoretically capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,800 mph (2,900 km/h).
In the 60s, a scientist gave LSD to dolphins in an attempt to teach them English.
A single speck of dust is half way in size between a subatomic particle and the Earth.
In 1963, the US Military created an artificial ring around Earth, similar to that of the planet Saturn. The ring was made of copper needles and was used for worldwide communications in the case that the Soviets disabled all other methods of communication.
Termites are being researched as a possible renewable energy source as they can produce up to 2 litres of hydrogen from ingesting a single sheet of paper, making them one of the planet’s most efficient bioreactors.
By putting a frog in a bucket of milk, scientists following up on an ancient Russian way of keeping milk from going sour have identified a wealth of new antibiotic substances.
For a high school science fair project, 17-year-old Michio Kaku built a particle accelerator in his parent's garage that was able to generate a magnetic field 20,000 times greater than the Earth's and produce collisions powerful enough to create antimatter.
An international team of astronomers has spotted the farthest known gravitational lens and, as Albert Einstein predicted, it is a galaxy that deflects and intensifies the light of a much further object.
MIT has developed a camera that captures the speed of light at a trillion frames per second.
Columbia University has developed an artificial tree that passively soaks up carbon dioxide from the air using "leaves" that are 1,000 times more efficient than true leaves that use photosynthesis.
Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence in only eight hours, a group of scientists have claimed.
In 2005, a portion of T-Rex bone was dissolved in acid, it revealed soft tissue with sections of possible DNA.
Scientists are attempting to create a synthetic brain by reverse-engineering the mammalian brain down to the molecular level. A cellular human brain is predicted possible by 2023. It hopes to shed light on consciousness.
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