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09.07.15
The farthest known galaxy is 13.2 billion years old
09.07.15

The farthest known galaxy is 13.2 billion years old

Scientists say they've spotted the farthest ever galaxy, a whopping 13.2 billion light years away -- when the universe was still very young.

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08.19.15
Exotic quantum laser could help study other planets
08.19.15

Exotic quantum laser could help study other planets

An exotic, high-bandwidth laser could help identify the materials in alien planets.

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10.04.12
iPhone 5 chemical study shows a green Apple, leaves room for improvement
10.04.12

iPhone 5 chemical study shows a green Apple, leaves room for improvement

Eventually, that shiny new iPhone 5 will have to meet its untimely end, whether it's in a landfill...

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10.31.11
Artificial tongue distinguishes 18 different types of canned tomato
10.31.11

Artificial tongue distinguishes 18 different types of canned tomato

Taste tests are fun -- unless you're in Italy, in which case they're drawn-out and rancorous. Tha...

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09.07.10
All-optical quantum communication networks nearly realized, 'Answers to Life' airing at 9PM
09.07.10

All-optical quantum communication networks nearly realized, 'Answers to Life' airing at 9PM

Ready to get swept away into the wild, wild abyss known as quantum computing? If not, we're certain...

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08.28.10
Infrared and X-ray spectroscopy sheds light on Greek statues' original color schemes
08.28.10

Infrared and X-ray spectroscopy sheds light on Greek statues' original color schemes

Life in Classical Greece was a lot more colorful than we've been lead to believe by the weather bea...

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07.19.08
Another breakthrough purportedly brings us closer to quantum computing
07.19.08

Another breakthrough purportedly brings us closer to quantum computing

In reality, quite a bit of time has passed since we've heard of the next great leap in the (seeming...

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10.12.07
Futuristic headband knows when you've had too much PC
10.12.07

Futuristic headband knows when you've had too much PC

For those who just can't call it quits, a team of researchers at Tufts University has developed a he...

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07.25.06
Handheld meth gun for drug detection
07.25.06

Handheld meth gun for drug detection

While the hefty yellow gun developed by CDEX Inc. may look like something from a 80s sci-fi film gon...

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