Fail of the Day: QVC Host and Isaac Mizrahi Debate Whether the Moon is a Planet or a Star

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This conversation will hurt your brain.

QVC is not typically the go-to place for spirited discussions about the mysteries and marvels of space, but this week host Shawn Killinger and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi turned it into one.

Killinger was presenting a "Cherry Blossom Print Boyfriend Cardigan" design by Mizrahi which she thinks looks like the Earth "when you're a bazillion miles away from the planet moon."

And from this point forward we realize our education system has failed us, at least in the science department.

"From the planet moon…" repeats Mizrahi.

"Isn't the moon a star?" she asks, questioning herself.

"No the moon is a planet darling," he says, but Killinger isn't so sure anymore.

"The sun is a star. Is the moon really a planet?" She wonders.

It goes on like this for while. They get people to Google it for them off camera, and Killinger makes a joke about having a blonde moment.

Maybe QVC can book Neil deGrasse Tyson next week to set everyone straight, and while he's at it, pitch his own line of celestial vests and ties.

Innovation of the Day: Bill Gates Drinks Water Extracted From Raw Sewage

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Back in November, Bill Gates visited a plant that turns poop into water, and he took a nice big gulp.

The machine is called an Omniprocessor, and it uses a steam engine to convert raw sewage into electricity, clean drinking water and ash. On top of that, it produces enough excess energy to power itself.

He wrote about the experience on his blog:

"I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water."

The visit was part of The Gates Foundation's efforts to improve sanitation in poor countries. A few years ago, he asked people to try to reinvent the toilet as a possible solution to the problem.

The Omniprocessor was built by the Seattle-based Janicki Bioenergy, which will be conducting a pilot test of the machine in Dakar, Senegal in late 2015.

So how did the water taste?

"The water tasted as good as any I've had out of a bottle," Gates writes. "And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It's that safe."

Tech of the Day: This Robot Can Play Beer Pong Better Than You

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Sorry bro, your days of dominating everyone at beer pong are numbered.

Empire Robotics has created a robotic arm with a specialized ball on the end of it that hardens and softens to pick up objects.

So, for example, it can pick up ping pong balls and toss them into Solo cups.

Watch it flawlessly make 6 cups in a row in the video above, and – if you dare – challenge it in person at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

"The robot is not perfect, so it's possible for a human to win, but it's pretty good, so you'd have to be pretty good at beer pong," said the company's project manager John Dean.

Parody of the Day: NASA is ‘All About That Space’

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To raise excitement about the Orion launch, the Pathways Interns of NASA's Johnson Space Center put together this music video set to Meghan Trainor's "All About That Base."

Because that's what you do when you have time to kill while waiting for a spacecraft to travel to deep space and back.

Last week, NASA successfully sent the unmanned Orion 15 times as far as the International Space Station. The historic moment is being dubbed "Day One of the Mars era," with hopes to eventually land humans on Mars by 2030.

Science of the Day: This is How You Clean a Floor with Liquid Nitrogen

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What is this black magic?!

Here's a good video explaining what's actually going on here.

Probably a good idea not to try this at home, unless you have a T-1000 terminator chasing you.

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Takeoff of the Day: Amateur Rocket Scientists Blast Porta-potty Into Sky

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Impressed that we landed on a comet and sent a ship into deep space?

Well that's nothing compared to this toilet rocket.

Members of the Michiana Rocketry club successfully shot a porta-potty into the sky this past weekend in the name of science at a soybean field in Michigan.

About 30 people were involved in the "Thrusting the Throne" launch, which was planned over the past 2 years.

The group conducted numerous test runs with scaled down models before the actual launch with mixed success.

Short Film of the Day: 'Wanderers' Imagines Future in Space

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A new short film by Swedish artist Erik Wernquist uses audio from Carl Sagan's 1994 book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space" and original animations to visualize what life might be like after Earth.

Wernquist based all of his images on real scientific ideas and concepts from NASA, which you can read more about on his site.

According to the description:

The title WANDERERS refer partly to the original meaning of the word "planet". In ancient greek, the planets visible in the sky were collectively called "aster planetes" which means "wandering star". It also refers to ourselves; for hundreds of thousands of years - the wanderers of the Earth. In time I hope we take that leap off the ground and permanently become wanderers of the sky. Wanderers among the wanderers.