Pot of Gold: Innovation Helps Cannabis Industry Flourish
marijuana plants growing indoors
April 18th, 2014
A former NASA scientist hired to consult on marijuana growing light technologies is just one example of the innovation spurred by the legalization of the drug in Colorado.
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South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?
sinking south korean ferry
April 17th, 2014
The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink?
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Moving at the Speed of Clicks: Improving Computer Efficiency
Computer scientist Mark Hill uncovers inefficiencies in computer workflows and helps make computers more powerful, energy efficient and easier to program
April 17th, 2014
University of Wisconsin researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture.
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How Basic Research Fuels Medical Advances
Genetic changes causing myotonic dystrophy type 2
April 17th, 2014
Knowledge of basic life processes can pave the way for medical advances and more.
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Self-Driving Cars and Teleportation: What Americans Expect from Future Science
April 17th, 2014
The American public has high hopes for ready-to-use, lab-grown organs and driverless cars, but a minority of people are as optimistic about controlling the weather in the latter half of this century, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
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Can Science Eliminate Extreme Poverty? (Op-Ed)
Scientists brainstorming
April 16th, 2014
There is always hope that scientific innovations will help solve global problems. So can scientists help solve the globe’s ultimate problem: eliminate extreme poverty?
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Calculus Is Fun! Math Exhibit Demos Principles of Motion
calculus exhibit
April 18th, 2014
Most people probably don't think of learning calculus as fun. But a new interactive exhibit here at the Museum of Math (MoMath) lets visitors learn about the principles of motion in an interactive way, by walking or running on a special motion-sensing tra
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Flight 370: Oil in Indian Ocean Not from Missing Jetliner
Flight 370 Search Area Shifted - March 28, 2014
April 17th, 2014
The ongoing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has suffered yet another setback, as officials confirmed today (April 17) that an oil slick discovered earlier this week in the southern Indian Ocean did not come from the plane.
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Peptide Power: The Science Behind the 30-second Phone Charger (Op-Ed)
cell phones, battery charger, peptide
April 17th, 2014
If you’re one of the thousands of smartphone users experiencing battery drain, you’d have been pleased to read that Tel Aviv-based start-up StoreDot recently unveiled a prototype charger that fully charges a Samsung Galaxy 4 battery in around 30 seconds.
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