Sugar Sweetens Battery Performance
Sugar is piled up into dunes, with more sugar raining down on top.
August 29th, 2014
Batteries will soon get the energy boost from sugar that we do.
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'Jeopardy!'-Winning Computer Now Crunching Data for Science
Researcher using Watson computer
August 28th, 2014
Watch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show 'Jeopardy!', is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries.
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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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'Project Wing': Google Unveils New Drone-Delivery System
google delivery drone
August 29th, 2014
Move aside, Amazon: Google has revealed its top-secret drone-delivery project, and the first thing they used it for was delivering dog treats.
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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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Calling All Nerds! New Sci-Fi Museum Wants Your Designs
Museum of science fiction
August 28th, 2014
If you've ever wanted to travel to the planet Arrakis, or you've made it a point to become fluent in Klingon, this may be a job for you.
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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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