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Drones are working for scientists now.
Drones Over America Are Working For … Hippie Scientists?
Aug 20, 2012 18:30 PM E
Research scientists are taking advantage of unmanned drones to conduct conservation research within U.S. borders. And they're proving to be very effective.
Octopus Robot
Octopus-Inspired Camouflage Robot Is A Master Of Disguise [VIDEO]
Aug 18, 2012 10:52 AM E
A new octopus-inspired robot is a master of disguise, according to a new study
X-51A waverider
Experimental Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Crashes in Pacific Ocean
Aug 15, 2012 23:42 PM E
Intended to demonstrate its hypersonic scramjet engine, the unmanned X-51A WaveRider crashed into the ocean before the engine could ignite.
Hong Liu, an engineer at Oregon State University, has developed greatly improved new methods to produce electricity from the processing of wastewater.
Oregon State University Engineers Turn Sewage Into Electricity
Aug 15, 2012 18:25 PM E
Researchers at Oregon State University have figured out how to turn waste water into electricity. Their findings have been published in the latest edition of the journal Energy And Environmental Science.
eye
Artificial Retina Can Restore Sight To The Blind
Aug 15, 2012 12:32 PM E
The three blind mice might not be so anymore. Researchers restored sight to mice through a new prosthetic that they say could lead to the same in millions of blind people across the globe, according to a new study
Meshworm
VIDEO: The Pentagon Is Developing an Indestructible Robotic Worm to Fight Our Wars
Aug 15, 2012 04:59 AM E
Apparently, the Pentagon's Defense Advances Research Projects Agency (or DARPA, for those of us who aren't fluent in REDACTED), has teamed up with researchers hailing from top universities including MIT, Harvard University, and Seoul National University for a project that would make any Bond villain squeal with delight: a virtually indest...
Scale model of a Contour Crafting construction site.
Giant 3D Printer “Prints” Complete Houses In 24 Hours
Aug 09, 2012 11:44 AM E
Contour Crafting, an engineering company affiliated with the university of Southern California, is developing an industrial-sized printer capable of creating an entire house in less than a day. The structures are not designed to win any “best homes” awards, but rather, are aimed at providing a solution to areas where immediate, reliable housing is needed, such as disaster relief.
Buckliball
Buckliballs, Origami Lobsters and The Science Of Instability
Aug 08, 2012 22:31 PM E
Scientists, engineers and researchers are examining the way cabbage leaves ripple, paper crumples and pollen travels. They say that by studying the way these elements react and collapse scientists can develop more effective medicines and advanced engineering structures.
Peter Turchin's graph charting violent incidents in the U.S.
Cliodynamics Uses Math to Predict Mass Shootings, Social Unrest. Next Peak In 2020, Researcher Says
Aug 08, 2012 19:40 PM E
Peter Turchin, a professor of ecology and mathematics at the University of Connecticut, is pioneering research in a field he calls cliodynamics. Turchin uses his research to chart violence and unrest, and believes he has identified a pattern of social upheaval that occurs roughly every 50 years in the U.S. The next peak, he says, is in 2020.
Supernova.
NASA Approves Funding For 28 Deep Space Technologies
Aug 07, 2012 15:13 PM E
NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program (NIAC) distributed 28 grants to a number of deep space tech proposals. The agency uses the awards to showcase what it considers to be innovating thinking, and to give scientists a monetary incentive to think beyond the bottom line of a project.
Leg Ulcer
Spray-On Skin Offers New Way To Heal Wounds
Aug 03, 2012 10:32 AM E
A revolutionary "spray-on skin," which coats a wound with a layer of skin cells, may be the newest way to treat stubborn wounds, according to a new study, published in the journal the Lancet.
The sun provides all our energy needs with one hour of energy. Researchers are getting closer to harvesting all that power.
Solar Cell Sets World-Record For Efficiency, 37% Increase From Previous Record Holder
Aug 02, 2012 17:02 PM E
Researchers from the University of Toronto and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a solar cell that set a world record for efficiency. The cell utilizes colloidal quantum dot (CQM) films that blend organic and inorganic chemistry, a breakthrough that allows for low-cost mass production on the level of paint or ink.
2045
Is Human Immortality Possible? Russian Scientists Say Yes, And Sooner Than You May Think
Aug 01, 2012 13:51 PM E
If you want to live forever, you may only need to make it until 2045. That is the year Russian scientists say human immortality will be possible by -- and they're doing everything they can to make it a reality.
Credit Card
Credit Card Readers Harvest Your Info For Thieves
Jul 31, 2012 12:36 PM E
Credit card readers at stores can be harvesting your information for thieves-- without either you or the store knowing about it.
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