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'Life' uses 'science fact' to advance horror, appealing to science geeks and movie buffs alike

In real life, the future of the International Space Station was debated just this week in Congress. NASA is gradually transitioning away from shouldering the project’s annual budget of more than $3 billion, to a new role of helping to … Continue reading

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A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld

(HBO) Ask Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like skin and she’ll give you a simple answer. “I decided it was time to start helping people,” Bao, a chemical engineering professor at Stanford, tells Business Insider.  Bao’s 17-member Stanford … Continue reading

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MIT scientists built a 3D-printed robot ‘skin’ that changes color with stimuli

Subramanian Sundaram Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a 3D-printed robot “skin” capable of changing color according to the physical stimuli that it receives. The work was inspired by the so-called “goldbug,” a golden tortoise beetle, which … Continue reading

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In The Quantum realm, Cause Doesn't Always Precede Effect

These words you are reading right now had to be written before you could read them. This might seem like a fairly straightforward and safe assumption to make, given that what we know about the universe tells us that cause … Continue reading

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Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings

UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is building a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly. The project, which started in June 2015 with a feasibility study, is being funded with £1.5 million from the UK Ministry of Defence, via DSTL, … Continue reading

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NASA’s Juno Preps For Fifth Jupiter Flyby

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is being prepped for its fifth close flyby of Jupiter. The solar-powered spacecraft, at the time of its closest approach of the gas giant at 4:52 a.m. EDT Monday, will soar about 2,700 miles above the planet’s … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business. The British scientist appeared Friday before an audience of hundreds who … Continue reading

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Defense argues no forensic evidence ties woman to mom's murder: Part 4

Screw: BLAME OBAMA! Wait, he’s not prez anymore. BLAME HILLARY! Uh, no, the voters chose a self-described amateur with no relevant job experience to run this country. BLAME THE DEMOCRATS! They are the minority in both House and Senate, and … Continue reading

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Genome 10K wants to sequence the genes of endangered species

[embedded content] Subscribe on YouTube You’ve quite possibly heard of the Human Genome Project, the massive international science research project dedicated to sequencing the human DNA. A less well-known project called Genome 10K has a not-unrelated mission — but instead of … Continue reading

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Science brought us a breakthrough: A wine bottle that doesn’t drip

[embedded content] Subscribe on YouTube Sometimes scientists focus their gray matter on solving massive problems like creating sources of sustainable energy able to help feed, clothe, and connect humanity for the next 1,000 years or so. Other times, they harness their … Continue reading

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