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While you've been busy scarfing down fried calamari rings, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been doing something else with squid. Namely? Studying the cephalopod's ring teeth for a way to create a material that heals when water's present, much in the way that those tentacle-bound...

September 3rd 2015 at 2:56am 0 Comments
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Saturn's moon Enceladus is covered in ice. We already knew that. But what you see above is evidence of just how icy it actually is. The right side of the celestial body isn't illuminated by the sun. Nope, that's actually brightened by the light reflecting off of the adjacent ringed planet accordin...

August 24th 2015 at 10:40pm 0 Comments
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Researchers from Brown University have made a discovery about how the human brain operates when gripping an object. Previously, it's been assumed that the mind had a short, single command to drive the hand, but in reality it's much more complex than that. With this new information, it's hoped that...

July 29th 2015 at 7:13pm 0 Comments
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Digital photo, movie and music collections may have been growing over the years, but luckily hard drive capacity is keeping pace, albeit in increasingly smaller packages. Western Digital recently launched its most capacious My Passport Ultra drive yet, boasting 3TB of storage in an array of colorf...

July 28th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Our sun blasts out over 50 percent of its energy as "near-infrared" light, but solar cells only harvest visible light. As a result, the best commercial panels only convert about 20 percent of solar energy to electricity. Researchers from UC Riverside have now figured out how to "upconvert" infrare...

July 28th 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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How much does it take to launch a satellite? According to Rocket Lab's Peter Beck "You pretty much have to write a check for a billion dollars." Beck, along with Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are part of a new wave of inventors looking to make this cheaper by developing low cost or reusable rockets for...

July 20th 2015 at 9:46am 0 Comments
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Earlier this year Local Motors set forth a challenge for the 3D printing community to design a road-ready vehicle, and now there's a winner. What you're looking at above is the Reload Redacted - Swim and Sport from Kevin Lo. It beat out over 60 other designs and Local Motors says that the Swim and...

July 8th 2015 at 2:10pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft wowed me a few weeks ago with its internal HoloLens programs, but like we've seen with Kinect, the coolest uses aren't always the ones Redmond devised. To help make more applications a reality, the tech giant has opened up what it's calling the Academic Research Request for Proposals. Fi...

July 6th 2015 at 7:37pm 0 Comments
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Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC laboratory have taken a "molecular movie" of a chemical reaction for the first time. The results of their research could give new insights into to how chemical bonds form, helping researchers better understand biological processes. To give you an idea...

June 26th 2015 at 3:21am 0 Comments
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To better treat specialist patients, scientists have experimented with lab-grown organs and cells for some time. For the NHS, maintaining UK blood supplies is also high on the agenda, so it's been working to offset the fall in donations by growing its own. In fact, the health service says we may o...

June 25th 2015 at 5:16am 0 Comments