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Tiny 3D-Printed Bio-Bots Are Propelled by Muscle Cells

Robots come in all shapes and sizes—some are mechanical, and some aren’t. Last year, a team of scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made a... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/22/14

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Lab-Grown Cheese Made by ‘Milking’ Genetically Modified Yeast Cells

If you’re against killing animals for food and clothing or believe industrial farming is too resource intense, you may have given up some of life’s greatest... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/21/14

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Humans Aren’t the Pinnacle of Evolution and Consciousness—We’re Only a Rung on the Ladder

In his latest video, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games and techno-poet, Jason Silva, explores the universe’s tendency to self-organize. Biology, he says,... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/20/14

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New Super-Black, Light-Absorbing Material Looks Like a Hole in Reality

UK nanotechnology company, Surrey NanoSystems, has created what they say is the darkest material known to man. Vantablack consists of a dense forest of carbon... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/19/14

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Solar PowerCube Provides Electricity, Clean Water, and WiFi in Disaster Zones

Following a major disaster, water, energy, and communications can be in short supply—challenging for residents and relief workers alike. But what if you could provide... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/18/14

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How to Build an App With the Crowd

I have at least 7 really cool app ideas… but I have no time, and I frankly couldn't program them to save my life. Could you? I started looking into how I could... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/17/14

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Study Finds a Genetic Link to Autism, Researchers Hope to Find More

Doctors currently diagnose autism by observing behavioral symptoms, but in a study conducted by 13 institutions and including almost 4,000 children with autism,... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/16/14

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Anousheh Ansari on Her Journey to the ISS and the Endless Possibilities of Space

“The biggest hurdle to a flourishing space industry is the cost of access to space, so if we can reduce that cost, the possibilities become endless.” So said... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/15/14

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Robots Able to Pick Peppers, Test Soil, and Prune Plants Aim To Replace Farm Workers

At the turn of the last century, nearly half of the American workforce was dedicated to agriculture. Industrial inventions like the steel plow had made farming easier,... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/14/14

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“The World in 2025″ Predicts Abundant Solar Power and Food, Tailored Drugs, Gene Therapies

In a recently released vision of the future, Thomson Reuters analysts predict solar power will be the dominant form of energy by 2025. Further, the report states genomic... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/13/14

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Big Declines in Pollutants Over US Cities, According to NASA Satellite Imagery

Pollution in US cities has been declining for decades now. But sometimes it takes a visual aid to drive the point home. NASA recently released a time lapse of nitrogen... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/12/14

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Technological Fears and the Latest Entry in the Planet of the Apes Franchise

Summertime in the US means action-packed disaster films, and this year, it’s the monkeys who are coming to get us. Hollywood is offering up the next entry in the Planet... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/11/14

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