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Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The Brain

Mr. T to Star in Feel-Good Home Renovation Series

Aptly titled I Pity the Tool.<p>"You can't just knock down everything. There might be wiring." And so begins Mr. T's latest interview with <i>Variety</i>, which reports that the <i>A-Team</i> star-slash-professional wrestler will star in his own DIY home-improvement show this year.<p>Armed with a sledgehammer and …

Astronauts snap amazing total solar eclipse photos from space

Astronauts on the International Space Station caught sight of an amazing solar eclipse today March 20, and they have the photos to prove it.<p>European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took a break from her experiments on the station today to take some great pictures of the total solar …

How Many Stars Are In The Universe?

Looking up into the night sky, it's challenging enough for an amateur astronomer to count the number of naked-eye stars that are visible. With bigger …