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Camp Just About Anywhere in This $1.5 Million EarthRoamer XV-HD

The ultimate RV for the end of days<p>Overlanding just got way more luxurious with the introduction of the EarthRoamer XV-HD. Whether you just want to venture a stone’s throw off the beaten path or go completely off the grid, this F-Series-based RV can take you there. That’s provided, of course, if …

Scientists discovered a "kill switch" that destroys any cancer cell

Suicide Molecules<p>A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism …

Cancer

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get a New Roof: The 5 Best Roofing Materials for Hot Climates

<i>Modernize is an online service that connects homeowners with trusted pros specializing in exterior home improvement projects including solar, roofing, windows and HVAC solutions.</i><p>In Arizona this year, it’s been over 100 degrees almost every day for two months with no chance of letting up. Southern …

Home Improvement

Earth Will Have Its Last Total Solar Eclipse in About 600 Million Years

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, skywatchers will direct most of their attention to the sun, but don't forget about the moon: Its slow …

Drone fight club pits two quadcopters against one another for aerial supremacy

Two drones go in, one comes out. This is the mantra for a new underground sport known as drone dueling. In it, quadcopters of all shapes and sizes take to the skies to duke it out until only one remains.<p>For a pilot, the mission is simple: kill or be killed.<p>Battles often take place outdoors, …

Drones

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done | Inc.com

For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about it: How many times were you interrupted …

Work-life Balance

New ‘superglue’ could seal the deal for stretchable batteries, soft robots

Superglue is great for fixing busted bookshelves, suitcase wheels, and—of course—shoes. But what if you want to fuse something a little more jiggly, …

Nanotech

Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

Hubble Space Telescope

Robots made from living cells are here

Scientists have created flesh-like mini-robots that can move when they detect light.<p>The fleet of walking “bio-bots” are powered using muscle cells …

Robotics

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

The new drone rules: What journalists need to know

<b>New rules governing the use of</b> small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, come into effect on August 29. The changes, released by …

Columbia Journalism School

This adorable robot octopus is powered by farts

Farting octopus robot has prepared me for our automated future<p>The latest addition to a growing menagerie of octopus-robots has a lot going for it: It’s small, completely squishy, it doesn’t need a battery — and it farts.<p>The adorable palm-sized robot is the work of a team of engineers from Harvard …

Robotics

Off-The-Shelf Hacker: The Microcontroller Revolution Is Just Getting Started

We received pretty good response from the “This Story was Composed on a $9 Linux Computer” column last week, which featured the low-cost CHIP board. …

Bill Streever's 6 favorite books about science

<i>The Voyage of the Beagle</i> <b>by Charles Darwin</b> (Modern Library, $13).<p>Written well before <i>The Origin of Species</i>, Darwin's narrative account ofhis landmark …

Books

Solid State Storage Isn't Just About Lithography

Lithographic features in a planar architecture have primarily drove solid-state storage devices, such as NAND flash memory. Feature sizes of 10 nm in width and below are pushing the limits of current semiconductor device physics. These trends and others driving the future of semiconductor memory …

Computer Hardware

These 3 Biotechs Are Down More Than 36% This Year, and They're Bargains

Image source: Getty Images.<p>This has been a rough year for biotech investors. The market cap-weighted <b>iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF</b> is down about 23% year to date, and some companies have been hit even harder. Shares of <b>bluebird bio</b> , <b>Celldex Therapeutics, Inc.</b> , and <b>Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.</b> have …

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected

New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth’s magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

The tallest place on Earth is nowhere near Mt. Everest

Whenever the question is asked, "what is the highest point on planet Earth?" people naturally assume that the answer is Mt. Everest.<p>In fact, so embedded is the notion that Mt. Everest is the highest point on the world that most people wouldn't even think twice before answering. And even when we …

Sea Level

Reef Larger Than Delaware Found At The Mouth Of The Amazon River

Scientists say they have discovered a massive reef stretching for more than 600 miles at the mouth of the Amazon River in South America.<p>In total, the reef covers some 3,600 square miles — or, as Smithsonian notes, an area larger than the state of Delaware.<p>An article published today in the journal</i> …

Science

Every new programmer should know these 7 things about coding

7 things a coder who has just started programming should know<p>If you have recently ventured in the world of professional software developers, you …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

LIGO

Antarctica's ice is being carved up from below

Two years ago, a pair of scientific studies documented that the glaciers of West Antarctica, which hold back nearly 10 feet of potential sea level rise, are melting and retreating from below. The cause? It appears that these glaciers, which are perched on the seafloor deep below the ocean surface, …

The Long Search for the Value of Pi

The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, such as for circles, spheres, …

Mathematics

Make Some DIY Flexible LED Panels for Your Photography Lighting Kit

If you’re looking for a great way to light your photo and video shoots, this DIY super bright LED panel can be molded to shed light anywhere you need …

LED Lighting

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

How to automatically water your plants with the Raspberry Pi

Having to dig out the ol' watering can and potter about the garden might be some people's idea of bliss, but it's not very 21st century. Besides …

Raspberry Pi

Graphene becomes superconductive -- Electrons with 'no mass' flow with 'no resistance'

Graphene is a single-atomic carbon sheet with a hexagonal honeycomb network (Fig. 1). Electrons in graphene take a special electronic state called …

Chemistry