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Scientists make lasers out of drinks for fun
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?
Chemicals are kept alive in a laboratory with the life support of a mechanical breathing box.
Astronomer Greg Laughlin and composer Philip Glass try to hear the "music of the spheres" at the Rubin Museum's latest Brainwave event
Mattel's new toy collar for dogs allows them to update their own Twitter accounts
Airborne laser successfully shoots down ballistic missile
Alex Liu • February 12, 2010
Why we might want to rethink our math education priorities
We’re in the midst of a helium shortage, so let’s save what we can for science
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.
Battery technology must improve before electrics can compete with gas-guzzlers
An unusual team builds a pipetting robot out of Legos for a genetic engineering competition
Alex Liu • October 6, 2009
...And it only took 40 years.
A Minority Report type interface may revolutionize how we interact with our iphones and free us from the keyboard for good.
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 […]
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 […]