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How To Make Tools on Mars, Using Dust

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:45
You can't carry everything you need from Earth, so researchers made 3D-printed shapes with mocked-up Mars dust

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An Old Rock Could Lead to Next Generation Solar Cells

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:30
Perovskite technology could disrupt the world's solar market, currently dominated by China

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Blasts from the Past: Old Nuke Test Films Offer New Insights [Video]

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:45
Archival mid-century footage could help physicists certify the safety and effectiveness of modern U.S. nuclear weapons

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Have Aliens Built Huge Structures around Boyajian's Star?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 05:30
Alien technology is probably not causing Boyajian's star to dim mysteriously. But alternative explanations are hard to come by

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4 Cars Complete Race without a Human Driver

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:00
Earlier this month, four self-driving cars raced a 3.2-kilometer (two-mile) track in Northern California

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Researchers Produce High-Quality Ink from Air Pollution

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:00
The pollution coming out of your tailpipe could be recycled into high-quality ink according to a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Drivers Gear Up for World's First Nanocar Race

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:30
Chemists will navigate molecular wagons along a tiny golden track

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Printing Glass

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:00
A new technique lets 3D printers create objects made of glass, which has optical and material advantages over traditional polymer. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published...

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Why Old-Fashioned Computer Manuals and Books are Still Needed

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:00


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Can Tech Meant to Explore Space Answer Vital Questions about Breast Cancer?

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:00
Scientists at NASA Jet's Propulsion Laboratory are eyeing other mysterious terrains

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New Technology Brings Star Wars-Style Desert Moisture Farming a Step Closer

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:00
Scientists have found a way to pull water from the air using only energy from the sun

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Can We Improve National Security Using What We Know about Face Recognition?

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 07:00
Most people struggle at the job we ask passport officers to do

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Ancient Stone Tools Force Rethinking of Human Origins

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:15
3.3-million-year-old artifacts from Kenya upend the classic story of when and how humans became innovators

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Humans and Technology: From Reshaping Stone to Reshaping Our World

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:00


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We Must Track How Technology Is Changing Work

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:00
Without more information, policy makers may be flying blind into the next industrial revolution

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User Manuals Are Mostly Gone--Which Is Both Good and Bad

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 05:30
Google happened, and something important was lost

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4D Printed Shapes Bloom In Heat

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 13:30
These plastic objects are designed to shape-shift when they warm up.

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The Rise of Wind Power in Texas

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:15
Wind’s competitiveness in the Lone Star State has been helped by the expansion of transmission capacity and market reforms

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5 Ways Henrietta Lacks Changed Medical Science

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 08:45
The controversial history of her "immortal" cells will be the subject of an HBO movie

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NASA Satellite Will Watch Earth Breathe from Space

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 05:00
The agency’s Geostationary Carbon Observatory will study the planet’s carbon cycle

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