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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Stadium Acoustics Pump Up the Volume
soccer, venues, acoustics
April 14th, 2014
At sports venues designed to maximize crowd atmosphere, beware of hearing loss.
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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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Nike+ FuelBand SE: Fitness Tracker Review
April 15th, 2014
The FuelBand SE is an activity tracker from the sports company Nike that allows you to track your activity and compare it with others in the Nike+ community.
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Beyond the Higgs: 4 Weird Facts About Other Bosons
Higgs Boson Particle Simulation
April 14th, 2014
In 2012, scientists at the world's largest atom smasher came across evidence of what they believe is the Higgs boson, a long-sought particle that gives other matter the property of mass. Here are four bizarre facts about other bosons.
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'LIGO, A Passion for Understanding': Documentary Film Complete Coverage
'LIGO, A Passion for Understanding' Film
April 12th, 2014
On Tuesday (April 15), Space.com will premiere a new documentary "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding" by filmmaker Kai Staats, which follows scientists using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) to hunt for gravitational waves.
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Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0: Sport Watch Review
April 16th, 2014
The Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 is a GPS-enabled watch that runners of all levels can use to log workouts and measure their performance by viewing data about time, distance and heart rate. Here is how the watch performed in several categories.
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Google-Owned Company Rejects Military Funds for Robotics Contest
Team SCHAFT Robot
April 15th, 2014
A Google-owned company has chosen to forgo military funding for the next round of a robotics competition hosted by DARPA, the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing new technologies for the military.
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The Black Box: An Australian Invention That Nearly Didn't Happen
An early version of the black box
April 12th, 2014
It’s only when the black box recorders are recovered that investigators will be able to find out what happened to the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 and the 239 passengers and crew.
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