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Why scientists are shooting light beams at stacks of graphene - Futurity

Infrared vision lets researchers see through—and into—multiple layers of graphene.

Graphene

Swimming robot hunts overpopulated jellyfish and shreds them

There's a new, deadly predator in the sea, but swimmers need not be worried: it's a man-made tool designed to hunt down jellyfish. As jellyfish populations explode due to warming waters and overfishing, researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have worked to …

Remote Rain Forest Expedition Finds 60 New Species

Scientists exploring Suriname's rain forests, some of the most remote on Earth, discovered 60 new species and a pristine region in need of protection.

MIT lab builds self-assembling robot cubes

Today, MIT researchers unveiled a new kind of robot called M-blocks, a group of self-assembling cubes with no external moving parts. The M stands for "modular," which means the cubes can form themselves into whatever shape scientists require, in contrast to more specialized robots like rovers or …

Comparing Sperm Whales To Sperm: A Swimming Contest

If you're a big, big whale with a gigantic tail swimming through water, nothing gets in your way, not the water, not the other fish, not nothin'. You are so much bigger than the water molecules around you, you move through the sea the way humans move through the air on a calm day — you just go. …

Blooming tiny: nano flowers, ferns and gold stars – in pictures

This month's collection of images from the world of nanotechnology includes the tiniest of flowers, minuscule gold stars, and crystal layers that could replace silicon as the building blocks of the information age<p>If you have any nanotech images you'd like to share, please email them to …

Watch This Droplet 'Walk' On Liquid [Video]

Mesmerizing. These little drops of silicone oil can "walk" and bounce across a vibrating bath of the same fluid, rather than sinking down and becoming part of the bath. The vibrations in the fluid allow the droplets to be borne across the surface by the waves produced when they collide. In short, …

MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

Information Overload

Scientists Created a New Form of Matter and It's Like a Lightsaber

The latest science news out of Harvard and MIT sounds like a joke, but it's not. A team of physicists were fooling around with photons when they …

Trade Your Swiss Army Knife For This Multi-Function iPhone Case

Your smartphone has already replaced everything from your digital camera to your alarm clock, so why not the pocket knife clipped to your keyring …

The First Carbon Nanotube Computer: The Hyper-Efficient Future Is Here

Coming just a year after the creation of the first carbon nanotube computer chip, scientists have just built the very first actual computer with a …

What the Military Issue Rifle Is in Each Country of the World

Different strokes, different folks. Different guns, different countries. Here's a map showing the military issue rifle for each country in the world. …

Intern Reproduces 86,000 Square Miles Of British Geography In Minecraft

Joseph Braybrook had a very nerdy summer.<p>Anglophile nerd alert: You can now download a geographically accurate, scaled terrain model of Great Britain for Minecraft, thanks to one hardworking summer intern at Ordnance Survey, the country's national mapping authority.<p>It took Minecraft-loving intern …

A Delightful Supercut of Movie Characters Abusing Broken Tech

Scoff as we may, we've all been there before. One of your gadgets starts acting up and, even though you know it's wrong, banging on it with your …

Photoshop Contest: Put Bizarre Crap in This News Anchor's Hands

Last week, one unfortunate reporter found himself live on camera clutching a big ol' stack of paper—not the iPad he'd been reaching for. But because …

This Lego Goonies Set Will Make You Do the Truffle Shuffle

As far as iconic '80s kids movies go, it doesn't get much better than <i>The Goonies</i>. In just 2 years, this pop-cultural phenomenon will turn 30! So, …

5 Awesome Photos Of Wild Animals In Action

Winners from the Zoological Society of London's Animal Photography Prize 2013.<p>Can the world ever have too many beautifully composed photographs of wildlife? Only correct answer: never ever. So without further ado, here are the winning images from the Zoological Society of London's second annual …

7 Fantastic Vintage Anatomy Drawings

Studies of the human body made by the intrepid scientists of the 1500s through the 1700s<p>Medicine in the Middle Ages wasn't the greatest: the leeches, the dirt, that whole four-humors thing. And yet physicians from all over the world made heroic efforts to develop and share their knowledge. Here, …

Heartbeat protects medical implants from hackers - Futurity

A new way to protect implantable medical devices from hacking uses the patient’s own heartbeat …

Medical Technology

Doomed ‘Ferrari of space’ satellite to fall back to Earth – somewhere …

An artist's conception of the European Space Agency's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite in orbit. The $450 million satellite launched in 2009 to study Earth's gravity field in unprecedented detail and will fall to Earth in October.<p>A European satellite is …

Space Exploration

The Magic of Science Keeps This 1,000 Pound Desk From Falling Over

Looking for a desk that's impervious to spills, dents, and—apparently—the laws of gravity? Designer Paul Cocksedge seems to have defied everything we …

This Menacing War Machine Is Actually a Mobile Research Lab

It’s massive, it’s slow-moving, and it’s completely terrifying to imagine it being used in battle. But Secret Operation 610 is designed to spread …

Five Knives Every Home Chef Should Own

Unless you're some sort of Ginsu master, capable of slicing, dicing, and jullienning an entire meal together with a single blade, food prep is a …

Erase Bad Memories In Your Sleep

Re-exposing people to a fearful stimulus while they slept helped them get rid of their fear.<p>While the body sleeps, the brain is busy filing away the day's activities, processing memories so they can be recalled later on. Under the influence of Ambien, sleep has been shown to improve recall of bad …

This Dizzying Zoetrope Turns a Spinning Flatscreen Into a 3D Light Show

Zoetropes are nearly as old as civilization—the first one was invented in 180 AD—but this is an entirely new spin (so to speak) on the same basic …

Live Music

This Week's Top Comedy Video: Everything Is Samuel L. Jackson's Fault

Other than being beautiful (not that Samuel L. is beautiful) and rich and powerful, being a celebrity must be really crappy. Can you imagine all the …

Lock Your New iPhone with Nipples (Apparently!)

Apple's new scanning security tech is pretty clever. It's not only smart enough to identify different fingers, but supposedly also clever to i.d. …