Real-Life 'Star Trek' Tech Could Diagnose Diseases
health-monitoring device
August 27th, 2014
Teams around the world are competing to build a medical device that could diagnose diseases and monitor people's health — just like the fictional "tricorder" featured in the sci-fi series "Star Trek."
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US Military Blows Up Hypersonic Weapon After Failed Test Launch
Photographer Scott Wight of Kodiak, Alaska, captured this photo of the explosions of the U.S. military's Advanced Hypersonic Weapon during a failed test launch from the Kodiak Launch Center on Aug. 25, 2014. The U.S. military is investigating the test fai
August 26th, 2014
The U.S. Army launched a prototype hypersonic weapon test from Alaska on Monday (Aug. 25), only to destroy the superfast vehicle seconds later when something went wrong.
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How to Quench Data Centers' Thirst for Power (Op-Ed)
materials science, superconductivity, electricity
August 26th, 2014
America's data centers are consuming — and wasting — a surprising amount of energy.
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Could Drones Be Coming to Disney World?
Jack Skellington drones
August 26th, 2014
Last week, Disney filed for three drone-related patents, envisioning flying robots that could animate giant puppets, display small projection screens and even act as floating pixels, or "flixels" in virtual fireworks shows.
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Too Cloudy? Change the Weather with New Photo-Editing Tech
Control Weather with Photo-Editing Program
August 25th, 2014
Whoever said you can't control the weather was wrong. A new photo-editing program lets you decide if you're a rainy day kind of person or if you prefer bright and sunny afternoons.
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What the Deep Sea Sounds Like
Orca with freighter
August 21st, 2014
At the bottom of the ocean, a network of underwater microphones eavesdrops day in and day out on the squeaky laments of whales, the rumbles of earthquakes and the drone of passing ships.
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How Delivery Drones Could Monitor Their Own Health
Delivery Drone
August 27th, 2014
The day when people can order products online and have them delivered by a drone may not be far off. But to make sure these packages make it to their destinations, scientists have created a program that lets drones monitor their "health" midflight.
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How 'Skin' Sensors Could Turn Planes Super-Smart
The new "smart skin" for aircraft.
August 26th, 2014
The newest technology for military planes is surprisingly touchy-feely. Applied to the outside of an aircraft, the new "smart skin" lets planes "feel" the world around them through thousands of tiny sensors.
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Boeing 'Recreates Outer Space' to Fix Missile Defense System
An interceptor is launched into space.
August 22nd, 2014
Boeing says that to get the U.S. military's missile defense system performing up to par, engineers had to solve an "impossible" problem.
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