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Zidbits – Learn something new everyday! | September 18, 2014

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Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

August 14, 2014 |

One common factoid claims that hot water will freeze faster than cold water. Is there any truth to the claim? Does hot water freeze faster than cold water?Read More

The Definitive Guide to Exoplanets

April 8, 2014 | 1

One of the biggest space discoveries over the last 20 years was the confirmation of exoplanets. This is our definitive guide.Read More

What Are The Colors You See When You Shut Your Eyes?

March 27, 2013 | 2

Sometimes, when you shut your eyes tightly or are in a pitch black room, your eyes decide it’s time for a light show. Random, psychedelic-like patterns and flashes of color will dance around your field of vision like it’s 1969.Read More

What Is The Future Of Space Travel?

December 23, 2012 | 20

The use of chemical based rockets to leave our planet and explore space is a dead end technology. It’s old, outdated and it’s extremely inefficient. Certainly we’ve discovered and improved upon newer technology in these last 60 years, right?Read More

Can We Breathe Other Gasses Mixed With Oxygen?

November 10, 2012 |

As you may or may not know, oxygen is only second most abundant gas in what we call ‘air’. Nitrogen takes the top spot, accounting for a whopping 78% of the gas in Earth’s atmosphere. In third place is Argon at a measly .9%.Read More

What Is The Higgs Boson?

June 25, 2012 | 2

The Higgs Boson, sometimes referred to as “the God particle”, is what gives particles and everything around us mass. But what is it and why is it important for scientists? Today, were going to attempt to provide a layman explanation and a bit of history regarding this enigmatic particle.Read More

Can DNA Be Faked?

June 8, 2012 | 1

DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid) is a nucleic acid which contains the genetic instructions used in the development and function of all life. The instructions and information contained in the genes are unique to the particular life form which they originate.Read More

Do Artificial Gills Exist?

April 22, 2012 | 2

An artificial gill is a device humans could use to extract oxygen from water for breathing. Such a device would be invaluable as air supply would be essentially unlimited. Unlike rebreathers and tanks which eventually run out of air, scuba divers could emulate fish and stay underwater potentially forever.Read More

What Is A Warp Drive?

March 3, 2012 | 6

Warp drives, commonly used in science fiction, are propulsion systems which allow space craft to travel faster than light. The most notable usage of warp drives is probably in the Star Trek universe. But what are warp drives and how do they work?Read More

Could Humans Colonize A Planet With Stronger Gravity?

February 18, 2012 |

With the recent explosion of extrasolar planet discoveries, some relatively nearby, astronomers and space enthusiasts wonder how habitable some of these planets would be for humans. Just don’t forget about gravity…Read More

Which Country Is Closest To Building Their First Nuclear Weapon?

February 8, 2012 | 9

Many countries, if they so wished, could develop nuclear weapons without much, if any, help from outside. We wanted to know, hypothetically of course, which countries could develop nuclear weapons the quickest.Read More

What’s The Science Behind Kissing?

January 31, 2012 | 1

Kissing is usually a show of affection between two people. A kiss can be passionate, aggressive, flirty or used as simple greeting. But why do we do it? What’s the science behind our desire to kiss?Read More