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Apparently, You Can Now Send Ashes of Your Dead Loved Ones Into Space

“This feels like a fitting tribute to those of us who have lived through the prologue to the space age.”

Although our technology has greatly advanced over through the years, our knowledge about space can still be considered shallow. This just proves how vast the universe is and that it’ll take forever for us humans to understand its complexities. Regardless, humanity has managed to step further and reach new milestones.

In fact, a British company is looking to make things a little bit interesting for your dead loved ones. They’re basically planning to send the remains of deceased people into space. Their ashes will be lost into the cosmos, making the universe their final resting place. And all of these can be done for only $1,050.

Ashes into space? Not bad.

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Set up by two University of Sheffield, UK graduates, Ascension Flights spent the last few years successfully sending hundreds (if not thousands) of items into space. Interestingly, they were successful in releasing non-human ash into space through the use of their Ascension 1 craft. The company is reportedly all set to open its service to the general public.

Co-founder Dr. Chris Rose was quoted saying,

We’re at the edge of the next space age, with private industry in the US on the verge of making personal space flight a reality. Many of the first generation of space fans intoxicated by space flight will never experience the thrill of looking back at the Earth and fulfilling their dream of space flight.”

He further added,

Our new service enables families the opportunity to fulfill their loved ones’ dreams. We feel it’s the ultimate send-off for a life well lived.”

Ascension Flights offers several packages, mostly ranging between $1,036 and $2,470. Apart from the actual releasing of ashes, there’ll be videos and photos of the so-called “space ceremony.” This is done by loading the aforementioned aircraft with a payload, which is actually fitted with a space-designed camera. It also has a special tracking device and a release mechanism that’s attached to a hydrogen-filled balloon.

The craft will be launched from the company’s Yorkshire site. Once it reaches the edge of the cosmos – around 25 kilometers or higher – the computer tracking the entire flight path will eventually release the mechanism. And voila, the ashes gently float into space.

Once the baloon bursts, it will bring the camera containing the footage back to Earth.

When the ashes are released, the winds of the stratosphere spread the particles out across the planet, ending up all over the place.”

Apparently, some of these ashes will most likely fall through the atmosphere of the Earth. They will either turn into snowflakes or raindrops.

This is definitely one of the most beautiful funeral rites out there.

Rose explained,

Fundamentally, we are all stardust. So this feels like a fitting tribute to those of us who have lived through the prologue to the space age.”

So, what do you think about this space funeral? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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Hacking the Human Brain to Get High is Possible Without Drugs, According to New Study

And yes, the effect is much, much greater than that of a drug user’s.

The brain is perhaps the most interesting part of the human body. And yes, this goes without saying that it’s the most complex of all. Interestingly, it’s usually conceptualized as a supercomputer of cosmic complexities – or at least, this is what science tells us.

But believe it or not, the brain can be hacked to hijack it for a range of various purposes. Getting high, in particular, is the most popular of all. Why? Well, it’s simply because of the never-ending increase in drug use. And while you might have entertained the idea of “getting high,” your consciousness says otherwise.

Because getting high doesn't have to be risky.

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Two Inventors Create Robot That Can Iron 12 Pieces Of Clothing In 3 Minutes!

There goes the entire dry cleaning industry.

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No one in their right minds enjoys doing laundry-related chores, especially the ironing. It’s time- consuming and frustrating, not to mention monotonous and exhausting. Unless you have an obsessive-compulsive disorder or happen to be a robot.

Speaking of the latter, it is perhaps the reason why a couple of young inventors (likely tired of doing their own laundry and ironing), came up with the perfect automated ironing machine to do the much-despised duty.

Yes, you can now own a robot that can do all your drying and ironing for you. All in a matter of minutes....

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Scientists Produce Electricity From Tears

A protein in tears can actually generate electricity.

Many scientists are finding ways to produce electricity from unlikely sources. Recently, a team of Irish researchers was able to squeeze out electricity from tears. So does this mean that if your cell phone battery goes dead, you just need to cry a little bit more?

Well apparently, the scientists from the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick discovered that it is possible to generate current from tears, or specifically, from a type of protein present in tears.

Tears have been found to generate an electrical current.

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