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3D printer uses lasers to create metallic objects in midair

This Harvard-designed machine uses silver nanoparticles as ink.<p>This Harvard-made 3D printer can create complex metallic objects other printers can't. See, instead of spitting out one layer over another, the machine was designed to ooze out metal that immediately freezes solid. That allows it to …

3D Printing

Photographer Captures the Fiery Beauty of the Classic “Whoosh Bottle” Experiment

Soon after human beings discovered fire and alcohol, one intrepid soul most likely tried combining the two with magical (and probably highly …

Scientists Measure Smallest Ever Forces Between Atoms

Cast your mind back to high school chemistry and you might remember the van der Waals force: The weak bond between molecules, caused by the way their …

Nature Communications

Primitive Quantum Computers Are Already Outperforming Current Machines

The future is now.<p>By now, most readers of Futurism are probably pretty well acquainted with the concept (and fantastic promise) of quantum …

Scientists Just Found Cells They Thought Could Never Exist

We may have to rewrite the textbooks.<p>Two mitochondria. (Photo: Louisa Howard/Public Domain)<p>On Thursday, scientists made a surprise announcement. From …

Biology

Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings Recipe

"This is a recipe I learned from a very good friend, and every time I make it there isn't a wing left over. Always a 5-star with friends and family. …

Hot nights, scorching days: Extreme super Earth baffles astronomers

Scientists looking to probe the atmosphere of a super Earth have discovered a nearby planet with strange properties – including a day side that's about 1,300 degrees kelvin more than the night side.<p>The planet 55 Cancri e, described in the journal Nature, could shed light on the behavior of …

Here's How The "Harry Potter" Actors Looked Like In Each Film

No Time-Turners involved.

Wyoming wolves slaughter 19 elk in rare 'surplus killing', say wildlife officials

• Carcasses of 17 calves and two adults found earlier this week<br>• Wildlife officials say nine wolves in pack were responsible for deaths<p>A pack of Wyoming wolves killed 19 elk in a rare “surplus killing”, wildlife officials said late on Friday after finding the carcasses of 17 calves and two adults on a …

Wolves

The Best Waterproof Backpacks for Your Next Adventure

Never let the weather get the best of you. Protect your valuables by traveling with one of these waterproof backpacks.<p>When traveling, your backpack …

Backpacking

Crazy fast winds escape black hole ‘like a bat out of hell’

The fastest winds ever seen at ultraviolet wavelengths have been discovered near a supermassive black hole.<p>“This new ultrafast wind surprised us when …

6 advantages the iPhone SE has over bigger phones

That's a big change from the general trend for premium smartphones, which have only gotten bigger in the last few years.<p>But Apple's iPhone SE has its merits that some might argue makes it better than the bigger iPhones.<p>Check out how:

iPhone

Electric Jell-O, Futuristic Chickens, Alcohol Embalming, and More Long Reads

What's it like to live on only bottled water? Which type of booze work best for preserving a British war hero? This week, food writers find inspiration in topics both deeply sad and funny — like eating elk at a wedding. Catch up on all of this week's top food-inspired long reads below.<p><b>What It's</b> …