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Medical Milestones: Scientists Get Closer to Cure for the Common Cold

Inside of a Particle Accelerator

We’re a bunch of nerds around here at the Pulse offices. So naturally we flipped when we saw these photos of the crazy stuff going on at the Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. Some have predicted that the experiments taking place there will open a black hole or maybe even cause the earth to implode. With so many theories, who really knows what is going on over there? Whatever the case, it makes for some spectacular images. If this is what the end of the world looks like, we can all expect one hell of a hallucinogenic trip on the way to the pearly gates. World renowned physicist, Lex Luther, explains what the Hadron Collider is all about and whether we should be investing in canned food and bottled water... Read more

The New Ikon D3640

With the holidays fast approaching, you’re going to want a great camera for all of those memorable family moments. Just our luck that Ikon is debuting their new pro-sumer line of DSLR cameras just in time to add to your Christmas wish list. This ain’t no kiddy camera... this is a big-boy toy in every sense of the term This Camera has EVERYTHING. It not only has 36 megapixels and a true 350mm built-in optical zoom — It also has HD video capability with optical audio connections for wireless microphones. The resolution is unparalleled for a camera in this price range. To top it all off, there is also a 3-D mode that works for both video an photos. Family photo albums and home videos have officially been transported to another dimension. The Ikon D3640 bundle includes proprietary software that has all of the same tools as Adobe Photoshop Element. Even if your photos aren’t “picture perfect” when you shoot them, you can always make adjustments afterwards. Kind of hard to believe that this new gadget retails for just under $700. If you’re in the market for a new camera, this one is worth the extra dollars.

Impeccable Detail

This photo was shot with the Ikon D3640. It was shot with the primary lens on the automatic setting (we’re not good photographers). We still managed to come up with an fantastic shop without any digital adjustments or filters. If we can do this, trust me, anyone can.

A group of chemist in Switzerland claim to have discovered a new medicine that can completely rid a person of most common colds in under 24 hours. These developments come after divers in the Dead Sea discovered new forms of algae in places we never knew they existed. It turns out, some of them have amazing medical potential... Read More

Amazing Properties of Jellyfish Plasma

Scientists have found hundreds of innovative applications for everyday items from the plasma found in jellyfish. From making plastics stronger to improvements to night vision goggles for soldiers... Read more

The Death of the Incandescent Bulb

For decades the soft yellow glow of tungsten has filled the every room in our homes. That warm aura is being replaced by the bright greenish-white harshness of new fluorescent light bulbs that are advertised to be more energy efficient and longer lasting. Environmentally safe? If you read the label on the back of the box, it recommends calling a HAZMAT team to your home if you should ever break one. Apparently the stuff inside of these environmental miracles is potentially lethal if it is inhaled, swallowed or comes in contact with open cuts. A lot of consumers are upset with the change in illumination. Many even claim that they have migraine headaches due to the new lights.