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THE SCIENCE OF BEER

Watch as It’s Ok To Be Smart introduces you to the “Science of Beer”, and we’re not talking “BEER + THIS GUY = YOU CAN’T TOUCH THIS.” We’re talking real and genuinely educational science.

All this talk of drank has my mouth watering so I’m gonna have to STOP, HAMMER TIME.

Yes I went there. 

TOUR OF EARTH FROM SPACE

Here’s a quick tour of the Earth from astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio as seen from the International Space Station. The shots are impressive, yes, but what I’m most moved by is the Academy-worthy script. “In most of Europe there’s excellent food.” Spot on dude. Spot on.

MARVEL VS DC COSTUME CLASH

Who has the best superhero costume? Surely it must be the “Scotty McMakout Man” suit I keep in my bedroom closet. You know, in the off-chance I run across a damsel in distress. Well not according to the folks over at Fractl. They polled 1,000 people to determine their choice for best costumes in the Marvel and DC universe then put together this infographic to illustrate the results. Sadly, “McMakout Man” didn’t even make the list. How could you reject the one guy yielding “The Golf Club of Iron”. Full infographic below.

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Credit: Fractl

3D PRINTING…IN SPACE

NASA plans to bring a 3D printer to space for the first time this month and its not the $125,000 “pizza printer” they’ve invested in [I’ll take one of those]. The printer is scheduled to blast off on a mission to the International Space Station on September 19, and NASA hopes the technology will pave the way for long-term exploration missions by effectively making them more efficient and cost-effective. 3D printers can create material objects by layering plastic, metal, and other material using a technique called extrusion additive manufacturing.

SIGN ME UP: NASA’S MANNED MARS MISSION GETS APPROVAL

The agency has been working on a one-of-a-kind rocket called the Space Launch System which could eventually propel a manned space capsule to Mars. The design of the rocket incorporates several elements of the retired space shuttle but features a few key difference, most notably “advanced boosters” for heavy load. The project was just approved for testing to take place in 2018 with manned missions scheduled for the 2030s.

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