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Image Discovery’s last flight sends it to...

Discovery’s last flight sends it to Smithsonian, When you’re one of the world’s most famous museums taking possession of the world’s most famous spaceship, the first question is also the biggest: how to display it. For Valerie Neal, curator of human spaceflight at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, the answer was simple: Present the space shuttle as if it had just landed, gear down, payload doors closed, underbelly scorched. #museums #nasa #discovery

   

Image “Three months of camp life on Lake...

“Three months of camp life on Lake Tahoe,” wrote Mark Twain in his semi-autobiographical travel collection Roughing It, “would restore an Egyptian mummy to his pristine vigor.” But the truth is, it doesn’t take three months to come away from Lake Tahoe feeling refreshed and rejuvenated: Even an action-packed long weekend will do. #discovery

   

Image Riverside, Iowa is a sleepy town of 993 in...

Riverside, Iowa is a sleepy town of 993 in the Southwest of the state. So, why would anyone want to take a diversion from the interstate to visit this small town? Well, fans of science fiction, Americana, or the offbeat will be excited to hear: Riverside is the “future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. #tripguide #discovery

   

Image If you’re a meat eater, chances are you...

If you’re a meat eater, chances are you love bacon. Apart from vegetarians and those disinclined to eat pork, who can resist a crispy slice of the good stuff? At the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, the obvious answer is, no one. The event drew 4,000 bacon lovers to Des Moines this year. In fact, it’s become so popular, they’ve taken the show on the road. #tripguide #discovery

   

Image If you want to take your family on an...

If you want to take your family on an unforgettable adventure, complete with wild animals and exotic experiences, then consider booking a #safari. Once exclusively the domain of the wealthy single male, safaris now come in many varieties, including ones which the whole family can enjoy. While not exactly cheap, these safari adventures do offer a lot of bang for the buck, and we’ve come up with a great list of family-friendly safaris to start your planning with. #tripguide #discovery

   

Image As far as vacations for adults go, wine...

As far as vacations for adults go, wine country is always a great bet. #Vineyards combine natural beauty with delectable wine and the opportunity to learn more about one of mankind’s oldest – and favorite – beverages. But simply driving out to Long Island or Napa Valley and going from one place to the next can be a bit boring, especially when you consider the other, much more fun, approaches out there. #tripguide #discovery

   

Image Some people folded paper airplanes in class,...

Some people folded paper airplanes in class, some people made paper footballs, and some people end up discovering a whole new field of geometry. Because if you fold a strip of paper in just the right way, you can construct an object that makes a Möbius strip look flat in comparison, with more sides than you can imagine. #discovery #gadgets #geekiscool #living #tech #knowledgetv #sciencetv

   

Image Remember how the geeks in school always wore...

Remember how the geeks in school always wore those super nerdy digital watches that had functions that found the sine and cosine of whatever, and had all the design esthetic of a Radio Shack leftover bin? Well imagine what would happen if the cool kids got a chance to design their own #digitalwatch, and you’d get the new Touch Time from Phosphor. #discovery #gadgets #geekiscool #living #tech

   

Image Ever wish you could have a tiny little table...

Ever wish you could have a tiny little table connected to your waist, so when you’re drinking a beer and you need both hands free (you know, to update your Facebook status), you can have a place to keep that brewski safe? Well now you can, thanks to the #BevBuckle, which not only holds your beer, but also holds up your pants. #discovery #gadgets #geekiscool #living

   

Image Yes, you can use your iPhone as a more than...

Yes, you can use your iPhone as a more than decent #videocamera, but if you want to get better, more professional results, wrap it in an #mCAMLITE. #discovery #gadgets #geekiscool #living #tech

   

Image Riding a bike in an urban environment is...

Riding a bike in an urban environment is great for health, great for the environment, and in many cases faster and easier than driving. But let’s face it: Taking a bike to the mean streets of the city can be a dangerous proposition. #discovery #bikehelmet #gadgets #geekiscool #living #tech

   

Image Tony Starks’ Iron Man suit may be...

Tony Starks’ Iron Man suit may be something out of comic books, but Chinese businessman Yang Zongfu has built something in real life, out of iron-clad steel, that is just as effective, albeit not as form-fitting. According to Shanghai Daily, the entrepreneur created a modern day version of Noah’s Ark: a steel spherical capsule which can withstand nuclear radiation and 1700 degrees of heat...#discovery #survival

   

Video Image You may have heard the old wives’ tale...

You may have heard the old wives’ tale that peeing on a jellyfish sting alleviates the pain. This in reality, is a falsity; #urine may actually aggravate jellyfish venom, inducing more pain. But if you’re ever stuck in the wilderness and you need to start a fire, you can use urine to create one. All you need is an empty water bottle (to pee in), some plastic wrap, some rocks, dry grass, and the sun. #startfire #discovery #survival

   

Image The “Edible Desert #SurvivalGuide”...

The “Edible Desert #SurvivalGuide” teaches important skills such as how to build shelters, signal for help, hunt birds and orient yourself with the North Star. The medium is also useful: edible paper and ink, metal binding that can be used as skewers and reflective packaging to signal for help. #discovery

   

Image In the hills around Oregon’s Mount Hood...

In the hills around Oregon’s Mount Hood last month, a group of wannabe survivalists spent the day at Training Camp Z: the zombie survival course. The course came with the usual face paint and slow lurching, but it had a goal of real import, besides preparing people for the Apocalypse: teaching outdoors skills. #survival #discovery

   

Image On April 21, 2010, Dr. Benjamin LaBrot, his...

On April 21, 2010, Dr. Benjamin LaBrot, his sister Sky LaBrot, and their crew left the United States and sailed for Haiti on the 76-foot-long Southern Wind, a sailboat they retrofitted into a floating hospital that can carry eight tons of medical supplies and 20 doctors. Their mission: To deliver medical assistance to earthquake victims. In the two years since, the all-volunteer crew has voyaged more than 6,000 miles over open sea and 13,000 miles in smaller boats. #discovery

   

Image So, you’ve picked a destination, packed...

So, you’ve picked a destination, packed your cooler, and are ready for a weekend of tailgating. Now the only question is: What will you drive? #electriccars #discovery

   

Image If you’re eco-conscious, petroleum...

If you’re eco-conscious, petroleum adverse, need the cargo space of an SUV and live in California, you’re in luck. Toyota has just rolled the first of their all-new, all-electric RAV4 EVs into dealerships in the Golden State. This is the first time an SUV is available as an EV. #discovery #electriccars

   

Image Mercedes-Benz is about to enter the...

Mercedes-Benz is about to enter the #electricvehicle segment with two new electric vehicles, the B-Class Electric Drive and the new SLS AMG Coup’ Electric Drive that you see here. The SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive is debuting today at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. #discovery

   

Image Porsche is providing a preview of its next...

Porsche is providing a preview of its next #Panamera with the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept that is debuting this week at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. In addition to giving us our first look at the design of the next Panamera, the #Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo also previews Porsche’s new plug-in hybrid powertrain. #discovery #electriccars

   

Image Tesla Motors has just announced its highly...

Tesla Motors has just announced its highly anticipated new Supercharger network, which is going to change the current electric charging infrastructure. #Tesla’s new Supercharger network, which is launching first in California will give its Model S electric sedan the ability to travel much longer distances than before and for free! #discovery #electriccars

   

Image Tomorrow morning when you’re at the sink...

Tomorrow morning when you’re at the sink brushing your teeth, think about this: Every year about 450 million #toothbrushes — almost half a billion — make their way into landfills in the US. And since they’re made of plastic, the majority of those toothbrushes will never #biodegrade, and will remain in those landfills decade after decade. Long after you, and your teeth, are gone. #discovery #health #dentistry #medicine #science #living

   

Image If you find yourself dragging at work after...

If you find yourself dragging at work after lunch, it may not be your weekend activities that are causing your fatigue. It might be the quality of sleep you’re getting all week long. And you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly a third of Americans are #sleepdeprived. So to make sure you get the sheet time you need, we spoke to sleep expert, Dr. Robert Oexman, Director of the Sleep to Live Institute. #health #medicine #science

   

Image For an increasing number of...

For an increasing number of soldiers—unfortunately—the real battle begins after they return home. So far this year, the Army has recorded an average of one suicide per day—and 18 percent increase over the same period a year ago. In June, the number of suicides among active-duty soldiers spiked at 26, the highest number in a single month since the military began keeping records. #armyhealth #discovery #health #medicine #society #ir

   

Image Drinking regular tap water is so 2010. We...

Drinking regular tap water is so 2010. We have smart phones, smart homes and smart phones, it’s time for smart water faucets. The Tyent UCE 9000 Turbo Water Ionizer (it even has a sci-fi sounding name), is a high-tech tap that lets you supercharge your water, with just a touch of the iPhone-inspired color LCD touchscreen. Now you can output H2O with the perfect pH level for whatever you need. #discovery #health #tapwater #tech #science #environment

   

Image An Infant Universe, Born Before We Knew | A...

An Infant Universe, Born Before We Knew | A view of the cosmic microwave background collected by the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite. The heat map of the cosmos was imprinted on the sky when the universe was just 380,000 years old. Astronomers released the latest and most exquisite baby picture yet of the universe on Thursday, one that showed it to be 80 to 100 million years older and a little fatter. #science #space #discovery #astronomy #news #justlearned

   

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