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Is This a Fashion Faux Pax, Or What?
Praying Mantis Wears 'The World's Tiniest' 3D Glasses To Advance The Cause Of Research
Apr 29, 2014 13:19 PM E
A praying mantis outfitted with the world's tiniest 3D glasses is probably "prayin' for the end of time."
SpaceX
SpaceX Launches Lawsuit Against Air Force Over Rocket Contracts
Apr 27, 2014 14:39 PM E
SpaceX is suing the Pentagon in an attempt to gain a defense contract to launch military satellites into space, alleging that the Air Force did not competitively bid its contracts with Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
Olive Oil
Fake Olive Oil Scourge Could Be History After Scientists Invent Magnetized Nano-Tag
Apr 25, 2014 11:40 AM E
Chemists in Zurich are tackling the global problem of olive oil counterfeiting by inventing a tiny additive "tag" made of magnetized DNA particles that can be scanned by regulators to ensure a pure product. But will oil makers sacrifice purity to ensure purity?
Scientists Discover How To Create Graphene In Kitchen Blender
Scientists Produce Graphene, Known For Its Strength And Electrical Conductivity, With A Kitchen Blender
Apr 23, 2014 03:13 AM E
Scientists discover a simpler and more cost-effective way to make graphene with a kitchen blender. The strong and electrically conductive element has significant production potential.
Gecko
Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Sticks Your Stuff To The Wall, Can Be Removed Whenever You Want [VIDEO]
Apr 21, 2014 11:43 AM E
A newly developed adhesive called Geckskin can hold whatever you'd like on the wall without nails or screws. Then, when you want to remove it, all you have to do is pull it away.
Stem Cells
Stem Cell Nuclei's Rare Sponge-Like Properties Help Them Transition Into Specialized Cells
Apr 20, 2014 14:06 PM E
A property known as auxeticity allows materials to expand when stretched rather than getting thinner. Sponges have it, and so do stem cells, according to a new study, which found that the property could allow them to transition into specialized cells.
Scientists Try a New Method for Artificially Triggering Lightning and Rain
‘Dressed’ Double Laser May Give Scientists the Ability to Trigger Lightning and Rain
Apr 20, 2014 02:31 AM E
Researchers have discovered a way to emit a laser beam safely into a thundercloud. This will allow scientists to trigger lightning and rain on demand and alleviate long-term drought.
Solar Energy Storage
Solar Power For When The Sun Doesn't Shine: New Material Uses Chemical Method To Store Sun's Energy
Apr 19, 2014 16:00 PM E
Solar energy can be absorbed and stored in chemical form, then triggered for on-demand power with a new material discovered by researchers at MIT and Harvard.
Robot
Weird Robot Could Be The Future Of Animatronics, Or Totally Useless [VIDEO]
Apr 18, 2014 15:30 PM E
This strange new robot is a Norwegian engineer's hobby, but it also could solve problems in animatronics to make movies better.
Flying Car
Future Technology Intrigues And Terrifies Americans At The Same Time, Pew Survey Finds
Apr 17, 2014 16:14 PM E
A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows that Americans want fanciful new technology but are scared by advancements that are already here.
Zumwalt Destroyer
Zumwalt Destroyer, Most Futuristic Of Navy Ships, Now Ready For Battle [PHOTOS]
Apr 15, 2014 16:16 PM E
The Zumwalt destroyer is the U.S. Navy's latest toy, a 600-foot stealth ship with massive guns that can launch missiles up to 72 miles. Because of robot-like innovations, this ship comes closer to driving itself than any other.
A Robot Who Can Be Whomever You Want It To Be
Meet SociBot, A Creepy ‘Social Robot’ You Can Make Look Like Whomever You Want
Apr 15, 2014 16:14 PM E
Using no more than an electronic photo, a human can make this humanoid robot conjure up the likeness of anyone they please.
x ray
New Age X-Ray Machine Can Detect Small Quantities Of Nuclear Material And Help Prevent Illegal Trafficking
Apr 15, 2014 13:36 PM E
A research team has come up with a special algorithm, which when coupled with conventional, commercially available spectral X-ray detectors can improve the detection of uranium and plutonium.
BMG
Searching For A Glass Stronger Than Steel, Researchers Devise New Method For Quicker Identification
Apr 13, 2014 13:29 PM E
Bulk metallic glasses are strong, pliable types of glass that can be stronger than steel. But finding the right combination of metal alloys to create them is time consuming. A new method, however, looks to hasten that process by about 1,000 percent.
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