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Things We Saw Today: The ISS Has A Really Great View

I've got a few trees and a bunch of buildings, so I guess the International Space Station wins this round. "The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange," wrote astronaut/photographer Reid Wiseman. (via NASA)

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Jeff Goldblum In A Very Strange Yet Delightful Ad For Lightbulbs (?)

Shirtless Goldblum playing piano in a hot tub alert!

When you woke up this morning, did you think to yourself, "I haven't had enough shirtless Jeff Goldblum in my life lately?" Well me too, friend. Me too. Lucky for us, Goldblum is starring in this ridiculous new add for General Electric, put together by the guys from Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. I don't know how I feel about hearing Goldblum say "This is too moist," but that's a discussion for another time.

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Suck, Squeeze, Bang, and Blow With Baratunde Thurston in GE’s Master Class Webseries

We're talking about science. Why? What did you think we meant? ...oooooohhhh

Comedian Baratunde Thurston is a really smart guy -- philosophy degree from Harvard, Director's Fellow for MIT's Media Lab, best-selling author -- but as far as we know jet engine physics aren't really his field. That's why he went to GE's Global Research Center to learn about sucking, squeezing, banging, and blowing... for science.

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Watch: StarTalk Radio’s Video Cosmic Queries With Our Friend Bill Nye and Chuck Nice

It's World Bow Tie Racing Champion Bill Nye!

Our Friend Bill Nye continues his job filling in for Neil deGrasse Tyson as host of StarTalk Radio. This time around, they've introduced "Video Cosmic Queries" thanks to a partnership with GE. Watch Nye and co-host Chuck Nice go through listener questions about climate change, starting fire with sound, and more!

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The Return of The Tonight Show’s “Fallonventions” Segment Eliminates Pizza Crust, Dispenses Milk, and Improves the Stethoscope

Way to go, kid inventors!

On last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonthey brought back the GE partnered segment "Fallonventions" where Jimmy showcases three young inventors, their creations, and then hooks them up with some scholarship money. We genuinely love it. See what the kids invented this time around.

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Check out Some Destructive Sample Videos From Today’s GE #SpringBreakIt Campaign

I'm a little teapot short and stout. Here is my—OH GOD WHAT'S HAPPENING!?

This morning we told you about GE's #SpringBreakIt campaign where they will send you slow-motion videos of things getting destroyed for science if you tweet at them with that hashtag. If you need further convincing that this is an awesome use of your time, here are a few sample videos they sent us.

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GE Takes “Spring Break” Literally and Destroys Things for Science Today With Their #SpringBreakIt Campaign

It's science, but it's also stuff getting destroyed. It's win/win!

GE's #SpringBreakIt campaign launched today, and we think it's exactly the kind of thing you'll love, Internet-people. To promote their next-generation "Super Materials," GE is showing you what it looks like when they put boring old regular materials to the same smash, crush, and blast tests. Watching things break is really great.

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Watch the World’s First “Bow Tie Race” Against Our Friend Bill Nye!

Place your bets!

At SXSW this year we met up with Our Friend Bill Nye at GE's Night of Invention to compete in what we believe is the world's first competitive bow tie tying event. Watch it all right here.

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Follow Our #SXSW Exploits, Including GE’s Night of Invention As They Happen Right Here!

If you're at SXSW you could also just follow Glen around, but this is less weird.

Curious what we're up to at SXSW this year? Senior Editor Glen Tickle (Hey, that's me!) is there and will be live-tweeting from our @Geekosystem Twitter account as well as my own @glentickle for stuff at SXSW that might be a little out of our regular purview.

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Send Us Your Questions For Our Friend Bill Nye and You Could Have It Answered on StarTalk Live at SXSW!

How do you make science?

We'll be at SXSW this year for the GE/Quirky/StarTalk Live mashup known as The Night of Invention this Saturday March 8th, and it's going to be great! Our Friend Bill Nye is hosting, and we're taking questions from readers for the show's Q&A portion. Here's how to have your question asked and answered live on the show.

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Here’s The Geekosystem Podcast “General Electric, Specific Podcast”

See you all at SXSW!

Geekosystem HQ is mid-move so our regular podcasting setup is in a box at the moment. I set up a makeshift home studio with a borrowed mixer (thanks, Jason) and used it to record a great interview with the GE Global Marketing Director Linda Boff to talk about our upcoming event at SXSW.

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Win a Polaroid Camera or Other Prizes From GE and Polaroid as Part of the “22 Days of Invention” Celebration

Because remember when photos were physical objects?

GE is in the middle of their 22 Days of Invention campaign, and we're on board. Today, they've partnered with Polaroid on the anniversary of the first instant camera patent to give away a Polaroid and more than 100 other prizes. Here's how to win!

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Jimmy Fallon and GE Teamed Up to Showcase Some Young Inventors on Last Night’s Tonight Show With “Fallonventions”

Jimmy Fallon is the third heat.

It's Jimmy Fallon's first week as the host of The Tonight Show and he's already crushing it. We particularly loved this segment sponsored by GE to highlight some young inventors called "Fallonventions." See what these kids came up with, and how it compares to Fallon's own inventions in this video.

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Kid President Travels to GE to Learn About Inventing, Remains Adorable While Doing So [Video]

Also, if you ever figure out the specs to that cat vacuum, give us a call. We want one.

11-year-old Robby Novak, AKA Youtube's Kid President, is basically the cutest little dude in the whole wide world. He also uses his cuteness powers for good, which is why he devoted an entire episode to learning how to invent stuff. If only we could all be as well-dressed and creative as our kid president buddy.

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GE Is Making December 3rd 3D Printing Day, You Can Win 3D Printed Holiday Gifts

Get your holiday gifts printed out for you like you live in the future.

GE has dubbed December 3rd 3D printing day as a way to celebrate the revolutionary technology and what it means for manufacturing (and to make your holiday shopping easier). They've teamed up with celebrities and businesses to design 3D gifts and knickknacks, and you can win your own customized versions of them on December 3rd.

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This Video is Four Minutes Worth of Six-Second Science Experiments

So much science, so little time.

GE hosted a science fair on Vine appropriately titled the #6SecondScienceFair. This video compiled enough of the entrants to fill a a four-minute video that's densely packed with interesting science clips. There's even a special guest appearance at 1:53 that we're particularly excited about.

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Go Back In Time With GE And See Some of the Awesome Ladies Responsible For Today’s Tech

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This is Katharine Burr Blodgett, the first woman to get a PhD in physics from Cambridge in addition to being the first woman scientist to join the GE Research Laboratory. She's known widely as the inventor of "invisible glass." "But most glass is invisible anyway," I hear you say. "It's glass." Well you can back that assumption right up, because KBB here figured out how to make glass mostly non-reflective and therefore, yes, nearly invisible. Behind the cut you'll find another awesome lady hailing from GE's past. This one worked with jet engines. Jet engines, you guys.

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GE’s Pinterest Gives Us Bad Science Puns, Silly Putty, Maybe One Day a Lightsaber

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When I say "bad puns," of course I mean good puns. The man pictured is Dr. Robert Coble, GE researcher, lightbulb expert, and retroactive pun enthusiast. I challenge you to leave your favorite science puns in the comments. Unless that's not really your element.

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