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How did Orion withstand temperatures twice the melting point of steel?

"There is a lot at stake for this flight test because we really need this data to refine our design and to know how the parts of Orion perform together," White says. "We have our models and our simulations, and while we do the best that we can, there could be parts that we missed or didn’t know …

Ebola crisis: Huge risk of spread - UN's Tony Banbury

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1128000/1128163_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534463881_11b1c4c23f46d3e66d739e1f0b822c3c<p><b>The head of the UN Ebola response mission in West Africa has told the BBC there is still a "huge risk" the deadly disease could spread to other parts</b> …

Disease

Now You Can Play 'Super Smash Bros.' on a Graphing Calculator

Math class has never been so fun.<p>A user named Hayleia on Internet forum <i>Omnimaga</i>, which is dedicated to game programming, created a code clone of <i>Super</i> …

This Paper Ticket Holds A Tiny Biological Machine

You can store the paper at room temperature, and all of its genetic and protein components will still work a year later.<p>The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine. It's a gene circuit stored on a slip of paper. To turn the gene circuit on, you simply wet the paper …

Ebola

Apple And Facebook Are Paying Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

The goal is to enable women who want to continue focusing on their careers without sacrificing their chance to have children later on.<p>NBC News reports that Facebook recently began its program and that Apple will start paying employees who want to freeze their eggs in January.<p>Known as oocyte …

Reproductive Medicine

Is time travel possible?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could really travel through time?<p>A documentary still in the making is exploring that possibility. Dubbed “A Brief History of Time Travel,” the film will explore the history of time travel, its presence in pop culture, and our obsession with it. The film asks, What makes …

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MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

- Jul 21, 2014<p>If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile …

Is this procedure the first step toward genetic engineering?

A new piece in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> looks at the growing controversy surrounding three-parent fertilization. The procedure introduces a donor's cytoplasm into the mother's egg, potentially adding a third parent's genetic data to the child, but effectively treating mitochondrial disorders and …

Are Secret’s Raging Hormones A Problem Or An Opportunity?

I can’t recall the exact wording on the short-lived post that found its way into my personal feed on Secret, the anonymish sharing app, the other day. But the illustrative image behind it was less easy to forget.<p>It depicted a naked trio, consisting of a guy and two girls. Let’s just call them …

The DIY Guide to Launching a Successful eBay Store

From this search for “leather jacket” above, multiple products appear on the search results page on eBay displaying the image, name, and price of each product best matched to the search. When reviewing the products that appear in the search results, it’s clear which photos are professional and …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>I never cooked …

MoD creates 'coldest object in the universe' to trump GPS

A huge UK research effort is creating navigation technology thousands of times more accurate than GPS and completely immune to jammers and hackers - with future applications including nuclear submarines and your next smartphone<p>The MoD is pouring millions of pounds into research on a “quantum …

Physics