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China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

Can Low Oil Prices Be Good for the Environment?

Deepwater drilling rigs sit idle. Fracking plans are scaled back. Enormous new tar sand projects are shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment after all. The global price of oil has plummeted 31 percent in just five months, after a four-year period near or above $100 a barrel. …

Oil

Geophysicists Are Turning Peanut Butter Into Diamond Gemstones

The world's simplest sandwich is actually a diamond in the rough.<p>In his lab at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany, Dan Frost is trying to simulate conditions found in the Earth’s lower mantle. More than 1,800 miles below the surface, the lower mantle experiences temperatures nearing 4,000 …

Antarctic Scientists Infiltrate Penguin Huddles With Adorable Remote-Controlled Car

Penguin spying, for science<p>Oh, hello. What have we here? I'm intrigued and I'm not even a penguin.<p>So this little chick on wheels is actually a remote-controlled RFID reader. A team of researchers from Europe and Australia developed the machine to keep track of the birds they study. The birds …

Experts Skeptical Of Lockheed Martin's 'Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough'

Ships, aircraft, and even entire cities may become fusion-powered a lot sooner than you might have imagined.<p>That's the word from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, which announced Wednesday that a research team in its Skunk Works division has found a way to make a nuclear fusion reactor that's 10 …

Scientists call on public to help solve mystery of starlings' aerial displays

Every autumn and winter, thousands of starlings pack close together and swirl across the sky in one of the natural calendar’s most dramatic spectacles.<p>But scientists still do not know why the species perform these unique displays and, on Friday, they will call on the British public to help them …

Trees vs. Humans: In California Drought, Nature Gets to Water First

It seems like a sin of nature that trees may be adding to the misery of California's extreme drought.<p>But that may be the case, according to researchers from the University of California. The problem is with forests that have grown denser with trees and brush over time in California's Sierra Nevada …

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Google researchers reveal new Poodle bug, putting the web on alert

A trio of Google researchers published a troubling bug today, sending much of the web into panic mode to ensure systems were adequately secure. The report describes a POODLE attack (short for "Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption") that would effectively circumvent SSL protections, the …

Cheetahs and pumas may have hunting strategies down to a science

It's not easy being a lean, mean killing machine. Whether a fleet-footed cheetah or a lie-in-wait puma, a hunting feline's survival balances on the point between how much energy they lose in hunting for a meal and the energy they gain from actually eating it. Now, two new studies in the journal …

Five diseases far deadlier than Ebola found in the US

Ebola is far from the deadliest disease to ever reach US shores - we look at five others currently or recently observed in the US with higher fatality rates<p>More than 100 Americans in Dallas could have been exposed to the deadly strain of <b>Ebola</b> currently sweeping West Africa, after the first case on …

Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.<p>Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon dioxide in their atmospheres.<p>In a paper …

GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Genetically modified organisms are ancient, technologically speaking. Though some consumers may just be discovering that they're in the food system (and getting riled up about labeling them), farmers have had access to them since 1996.<p>But there's a new technology on the scene, adding a twist to the …

Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.<p>Black female rhinoceros are seen grazing at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya's …

Golfing on Mars? Curiosity Rover Can Provide a Hole (and the Balls)

NASA's Curiosity rover has just drilled its first hole in the foothills of Mount Sharp, the 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain on Mars that's the primary destination for the six-wheeled machine's $2.5 billion mission. The 0.63-inch-wide (1.6-centimeter-wide) hole looks perfect for a game of …

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India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

Earlier this week, two spacecraft arrived at the planet Mars. One came from India, the other from the U.S. Both are now in orbit and collecting data. But the Indian probe is conducting its mission at a tiny fraction of the cost of its NASA counterpart.<p>"Some of the publicly available numbers are in …

Obama adds to Pacific islands monument, world's biggest marine reserve

President<p>Obamaon Thursday created the largest marine reserve in the world by expanding Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument in the south-central Pacific Ocean. It expands the monument to cover 490,000 square miles, six times its current size.<p>"Remote" in the reserve's name refers to the …

Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.<p>The $70 million Mangalyaan, or "Mars craft" in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to …

A rare colossal squid was dissected in New Zealand — and you can watch it on YouTube

You might be familiar with the fisherman’s tale of the kraken — an enormous squid-like monster that attacks merchant ships. There’s even a brand of rum with the creature’s namesake, not to mention a certain family from the Iron Islands.<p>But while krakens are strictly the stuff of Norse myth, there's …

Mice Given Gene From Human Brains Turn Out To Be Super-Smart

It's a bit like the 1990s cartoon series "Pinky and the Brain," only the genius mice in this story aren't make-believe.<p>An international team of researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by giving them the human version of Foxp2, a gene that's common to both humans and mice. The brainy …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room

If WiFi can track a heartbeat through walls, why can't I get internet in my corner bathroom? Jason Cole was trying to figure that out too, but unlike me, he's a PhD student in physics. So he mapped his own apartment and assigned refraction values to the walls (shown above), then applied so-called …