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Biofuel
Sugar-Based Biofuels Are On Their Way: Renewable Chemical Facilitates Quicker, Cheaper Biofuel Production
Jan 16, 2014 14:25 PM E
Researchers claim a new method of generating biofuels is cheap enough to be viable for ramping up production for commercial use.
Robot Internet
'RoboEarth' Is World Wide Web For Robots: Machines Will Be Able To Share Information And Learn From Each Other
Jan 15, 2014 15:41 PM E
Scientists in The Netherlands have created a new World Wide Web — for robots. Called RoboEarth, the group is hosting its first public demonstration Thursday.
Scientists Hope to Capture the Magic and Science of Star-Making
Scientists Are Creating Star Dust In A Lab To Help Explain How Earth Was Formed
Jan 14, 2014 14:29 PM E
A 15-million Euros project in Spain and France will have engineers help astrophysicists build a machine that will create the same star dust spewed by supernovas.
Cloned Pigs
China Cloning Pigs On 'Industrial Scale' To Test Medicines And Treatments
Jan 14, 2014 14:17 PM E
China is cloning pigs so rapidly that BBC science editor David Shukman, in a new report from Shenzhen, called it "an industrialization of cloning technique."
A model's face
Making Your Face More Memorable: MIT Scientists Develop Technique To Make Facial Features Stick In The Mind
Jan 10, 2014 11:59 AM E
MIT researchers have discovered simple filters that can make an image of a face much more memorable, without distorting any identifying features.
hubble frontier fields
Incredible Hubble Telescope 'Frontier Fields' Photo Shows Deepest-Ever View Of Universe
Jan 07, 2014 19:08 PM E
The Hubble Telescope has captured an incredible image of Abell 2744, a galaxy cluster 3.5 billion light-years from earth. The photo is the first from the Hubble "Frontier Fields" program and is the deepest-ever view of the galaxy. Hubble will create five more Frontier Fields images over the next three years.
Deadliest Bullet
World's Deadliest Bullet Expands Into Four Parts, Making It Harder To Miss In 'High Pressure Situations'
Jan 07, 2014 17:12 PM E
An ammunition company in Denver has unveiled what many are calling the world's deadliest bullet — part bullet, part buckshot, part nun-chucks. It improves the likelihood of a kill-shot because it makes it pretty much impossible to miss.
Pebble Steel
Pebble Steel Is The First Smartwatch You Want To Wear: Improves Over First Generation Pebble In Design And Features
Jan 07, 2014 13:48 PM E
The second generation Pebble, known as the Steel, is the first smartwatch you'll actually want to wear, blending high design and great features. It was unveiled at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
No More Woof Aims To Translate Dog Thoughts Into English
What Are Dogs Really Thinking? Wearable Device Aims To Translate Canine Brain Patterns Into English
Jan 05, 2014 13:46 PM E
A device that will translate dog thinking into human language is being developed by entrepreneurs in Sweden who are using EEG recorders on a small headset worn by the dog to register and analyze brain patterns and translate doggie thought into English.
screw suspended midair
Japanese Scientists Use Sound To Levitate Objects And Manipulate Them Midair [VIDEO]
Jan 03, 2014 14:49 PM E
Japanese scientists have developed a new method for acoustic levitation, whereby objects are manipulated using sound waves. Possible since the 1970s, acoustic levitation has only previously involved moving an object on one axis. Now University of Tokyo scientists have found a way to move the object from side to side while midair.
algae to oil
Scientists Convert Algae Into Crude Oil In One Minute -- A Process That Takes Nature Millions Of Years
Jan 02, 2014 15:36 PM E
It takes nature millions of years for nature to make oil out of algae, but United States Department of Energy scientists have found a way to do it in just a minute. Developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the process of "hydrothermal liquefaction" basically replicates what nature does, but a lot quicker, says lead researcher Douglas Elliott.
Times Square Ball
New Year's Eve Times Square Ball: What Goes Into The World's Most Famous Ball Drop?
Dec 31, 2013 16:01 PM E
The 2014 Times Square Ball drop is just hours away. The 12-foot geodesic sphere is crammed with 2,688 Waterford Crystals and 32,256 lights, bringing the weight of the 2014 New Year's Eve ball to almost 12,000 pounds. For the first time ever, the ball is being powered by energy harnessed from bicycles.
3D Printed Room
3D-Printed Room Looks Like Gaudí On Steroids, Could Signal New Age Of Architecture
Dec 30, 2013 15:35 PM E
Architects in Zurich have erected an impossibly ornate room entirely from 3D-printed blocks. The designers say it's the first time anyone has used a 3D printer to design a work of architectural art from sandstone and could suggest a new way of thinking about building construction.
eyes
Hidden Information In Pupil Reflections Could Help Investigators Solve Crimes
Dec 28, 2013 19:49 PM E
They say that eyes are the windows to a person's soul, but it turns out that they could also be the mirrors to a criminals identity, helping investigators solve crimes through photographs.
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