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Technology from "Harry Potter" Movies Brings Magic of Brain into Focus

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:00
Software lets scientists explore the brain in 3-D and perform “virtual dissections”

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"Sustainable Robots" Face Off at the World Robotic Olympiad

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 04:00
Some 2,500 youngsters from 66 countries brought to Costa Rica robots designed to solve sustainability challenges

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Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the Wishbone

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:30
Don’t crack under pressure! Explore the scientific—and sometimes sleazy—secrets to win a wish at this year’s Thanksgiving wishbone pull.

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Improved Diagnostics Fail to Halt the Rise of Tuberculosis

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:30
TB remains a big killer despite the development of a better test for detecting the disease

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Beautiful Physics: The Search for New Particles at LHCb

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:00
The Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment has seen hints of new particles that may point the way toward a higher theory of physics

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:15
Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world

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Nature-Inspired Antifreeze Molecules Could Keep Organs Fresh Longer

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:00
Compounds that resemble Arctic fish proteins prevent harmful ice crystals from forming

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A Saudi Heroine, a Big Score and the First City on the Moon

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:00
The Martian author Andy Weir’s much-anticipated new novel Artemis takes place in and around an Earth colony overlooking the moon’s Sea of Tranquility

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NASA's Next Mars Lander Zooms toward Launch

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:45
The InSight mission will take the planet’s temperature—and help prepare for eventual human exploration

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Jobs and Robots: Bracing for Technological Disruptions to Come

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:00
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of the technology

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Repair or Renovate? Puerto Rico Faces Stark Power Grid Options

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:45
The island wants to upgrade its infrastructure, but must first wait for the lights to come back on

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6 Medical Innovations That Moved from The Battlefield to Mainstream Medicine

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 08:00
Wartime clinicians have taught us a lot about fighting infection

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Insect Brain System Knows What You Want

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:20
Computer scientists borrowed insights from the fruit fly brain to create a more accurate search algorithm. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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How to Read Old MS Word Files When Word Says You Can't

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:00


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New Map Reveals Who's Actually Taking Charge of the Paris Agreement

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:00
The president plans to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark climate agreement, but a wealth of city, state and regional governments, along with a broad spectrum of private groups, has other ideas

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Can California Eliminate Gas Cars?

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:30
State leaders are discussing banning the sale of cars that run on gasoline or diesel

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Here's How Drones Do (and Don't) Threaten Passenger Aircraft

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:45
Quadcopter crashes with a helicopter and plane—the first-ever in the U.S. and Canada, respectively—show that such encounters are no longer hypothetical

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Nearby Exoplanets Invigorate Search for E.T.

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:52
SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.    

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Non-Browning Genetically Modified Apple Reaches U.S. Stores

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:00
Success for the “Arctic apple” could herald a new wave of lab-grown foods

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Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and the First World War

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:00
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American

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