Experiment of the Day: TSA Threshold Test

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Experiment of the Day: TSA Threshold Test
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If uncles don't use their nephews to test the limits of the TSA in the name of homeland security, WHO WILL?

This is What Happens When You Make a Copy of a VHS Tape (And Repeat)

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YouTuber M1cke1983sKanal demonstrates what happens to the video quality if you make a copy of a copied VHS tape and repeat the process over and over again. The video used for the test is "Fading Like a Flower" by Roxette.

This is What Your Brain Looks Like When You're Freestyling

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This is What Your Brain Looks Like When You're Freestyling
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A recent study conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) sheds a light on what goes on inside of someone's brain while partaking in "spontaneous lyrical improvisation." The scanned image (shown left) compares the results of an A/B test during which subjects were instructed to freestyle (first row) and recite well-rehearsed verses (second row) to an identical 8-bar background track. For the full-length report, read "Neural Correlates of Lyrical Improvisation: An fMRI Study of Freestyle Rap."

Space Shot of the Day: 100,000 Stars

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Space Shot of the Day: 100,000 Stars
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If you're running on Chrome browser, check out Google's latest Experiment project that visualizes the precise location of at least 100,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy, using various imagery and data pulled from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). For your frame of reference, there are approximately 200 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.



Space Shot of the Day is a feature series following the latest developments in planetary science, astrophotography, space exploration, future plans for colonization and all things related to outer space.