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How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Super telescope captures sensational image of Andromeda galaxy

Astronomers have captured a sensational high-resolution image of the Andromeda galaxy located 2.5 million light years (14,696,563,432,959,020,000 miles) from Earth. No illustration, no mock-up -- it's the real deal, and it's breathtaking.<p>The stunning mosaic comes from the National Astronomical …

Could Dragons Have Existed If Evolution Had Taken A Different Turn?

A reptile expert examines the evidence.<p>It would have taken quite a few turns for natural selection to have produced dragons, but if you're willing to stretch a bit, most classic dragon characteristics do exist in other species. They just don't come packaged in one animal.<p>First up on the dragon …

What Happens To Your Skin in Space

The microgravity environment of the ISS poses many challenges to the human body — some more expected than others — but one that many people might not …

How to Strike It Rich

We offer tried-and-true strategies to build wealth.<p>Money may not buy happiness, but having a lot of it gives you the freedom to make choices that can …

Investing

Aussie Dyson entrant gives helmets a 21st Century overhaul - Roadshow

<b>James Dyson Awards entries close August 1, but one of this year's Australian entries is already gaining interest from police motorcycle departments</b> …

10 Financial Commandments for Your 20s

Tend to these tasks now to achieve your financial independence later.<p>Thou shalt not be financially lost forever. It just may feel that way when …

Wanted: Space Tech Innovations for NASA's Future

WASHINGTON — Technological innovation isn't necessarily one size fits all for NASA.<p>NASA is working with private industry to craft new technological …

Elon Musk Moves Beyond Tesla Into Tube Travel

Next month, Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Elon Musk plans to unveil his design for the Hyperloop, a sort of superfast tube that will shuttle back and …

UK team designs human mission to Mars

Scientists at Imperial College London have designed a concept mission to land astronauts on Mars. The plan envisages a three-person crew journeying …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

Darkness is a natural resource and it is almost gone

Bogard writes about "darkness as natural resource" and why we need to preserve it before we lose it completely:<p>For me, one of the reasons why …

National Parks

A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …

Private Company To Put A Telescope On The Moon

Lunar citizen science by 2016!<p>Private space exploration is coming to the Moon, and soon. The world's first mission to the Moon's sunny South Pole will put a private telescope on a the lunar peak Malapert Mountain as early as 2015.<p>Moon Express, a private 'lunar commerce' startup, and the …

NASA funds suspended animation and other far-out space tech ideas

Science News<p>NASA has granted funding to a dozen imaginative tech concepts, in the hopes that one or more of them will lead to big breakthroughs in space science and exploration.<p>The 12 ideas, which were selected under Phase 1 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, or NIAC, are ambitious …

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529 Savings Plans: 9 Mistakes People Often Make

You want the best education for your child, but college costs have increased tremendously over the past decade.<p>According to stats from The College Board, between the 2002–03 academic year and the 2012–13 academic year, tuition and fees at private nonprofit four-year colleges rose by an average of …

The Only Prescription for Zombie Fever is a Hyundai Veloster

With the nation’s seemingly insatiable hunger for zombie-themed entertainment still in full swing, Hyundai is leaving nothing to chance and showing off a second vehicle specifically prepped in tribute to Robert Kirkman’s long-running series of <i>Walking Dead</i> graphic novels and comics. Debuting at this …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

New Self-Aiming Rifle Would Outshoot Human Snipers

Thankfully, it's not for sale<p>TrackingPoint, a company that combines gun tech and software to create super-accurate, easy-to-use rifles, announced yesterday it is developing a new system that would give regular people unprecedented sniping powers at distances greater than humans have ever accurately …

What's the Best Design for a Flying Mars Robot?

Building a flying vehicle for Mars would have significant advantages for exploration of the surface. However, to date, all of our surface exploring …

Astronomers Want To Fire Giant Bullets At Jupiter's Moon Europa

Hey aliens, you have about 10 years to reveal yourselves before we launch a science missile.<p>Scientists at University College London have designed a 44-pound bullet that could gather scientific information on Jupiter's moon Europa. Last week, a prototype of the bullet slammed through a 10-tonne …

10 Awesome Things You Need to Know About the New C7 Corvette – Feature

Blending economics and emotion is a tricky business, and when Chevrolet began prepping the new C7 Corvette, it knew the development process would be one of give and take, where even the tiniest decisions could have far-reaching implications for the car. With our first full test of the C7 coming …

Voyager: A long, long trip into the unknown

Whether or not Nasa’s Voyager has become the first object to leave our solar system, Quentin Cooper wants to know what will happen if it meets extraterrestrial life?<p>Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know. Are we there yet? Don’t know.<p>Thankfully there are no small children aboard …

Space Exploration

How Much Money Is Enough?

<b>The Very Rich and the Wealth Creation High</b><p>Many billionaires cannot imagine spending all the wealth they’ve accumulated. Think about it. As a billionaire, if you spent US$1 every second of every day nonstop, it would take you about 31.6 years to spend your fortune. This, of course, presumes no …

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Chevrolet Announces the 2014 Corvette Stingray's Fuel Economy

In Chevrolet’s announcement revealing EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Corvette, it rather boldly declares that the new Vette is the most efficient sports car packing more than 400 horsepower. Now, that might seem like Chevy’s slicing things a bit thin, but the claim is impressive …

Voyager 1 spacecraft's latest find takes the edge off the solar system

The edge of the solar system has no edge, it turns out. It has a fuzzy transitional area, not quite solar system and not quite interstellar …

Incredible Technology: How to Make Interstellar Spaceflight a Reality

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>In this weekly series</i><i>, SPACE.com explores how technology</i> <i>drives space exploration and discovery.</i><p>Humanity's long march to other star …