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April 4, 2010

Scientists make lasers out of drinks for fun

March 10, 2010

We don’t usually associate movement with size. Saying that “up” and “down” are big is nonsensical. A dimension is a dimension is a dimension. Right?

February 25, 2010

Chemicals are kept alive in a laboratory with the life support of a mechanical breathing box.

February 22, 2010

Astronomer Greg Laughlin and composer Philip Glass try to hear the "music of the spheres" at the Rubin Museum's latest Brainwave event

February 16, 2010

Mattel's new toy collar for dogs allows them to update their own Twitter accounts

February 13, 2010

Airborne laser successfully shoots down ballistic missile

February 12, 2010

Why we might want to rethink our math education priorities

February 6, 2010

We’re in the midst of a helium shortage, so let’s save what we can for science

January 11, 2010

Just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics, researchers are experimenting with different ski coatings and waxes to determine the perfect combination for faster skiing.

December 8, 2009

Battery technology must improve before electrics can compete with gas-guzzlers

November 14, 2009

An unusual team builds a pipetting robot out of Legos for a genetic engineering competition

June 11, 2009

A Minority Report type interface may revolutionize how we interact with our iphones and free us from the keyboard for good.

January 1, 2009

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, reported November 3 that they have created a “near perfect” solar panel. The solar panel has a special coating that captures 96.7 […]

November 13, 2008

As one space mission ends, another begins. NASA announced this week that the agency has not received a signal from the Phoenix lander since November 2. The interplanetary flatline indicates […]


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