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How Japan Plans to Build an Orbital Solar Farm

<b>Imagine looking out over Tokyo Bay</b> from high above and seeing a man-made island in the harbor, 3 kilometers long. A massive net is stretched over the …

Coming Soon: A Telescope Large Enough to Spot Alien Life

Big changes are coming to Cerro Armazones, a remote mountain in Chile. Construction is about to begin for an area that will house the largest …

Toe-Tickling Shoes Let You Navigate The City By Touch

MIT researcher's project replaces smartphone maps with cloud-connected insoles<p>If you've spent any time lately walking on busy city sidewalks, you'll know that many people are gazing steadily into smartphone screens as they get around, often at the expense of seeing who and what are right around …

Will nuclear-powered spaceships take us to the stars?

In the 1950s, rocket scientists dreamed of atomic-powered spaceships. Now these far-fetched designs might help a new generation explore the cosmos.<p>Project Orion has to be the most audacious, dangerous and downright absurd space programme ever funded by the US taxpayer. This 1950s design involved …

Space Travel

Astronomers Solve Mystery of Superbright Supernova

Galaxy's gravity magnifies light from a distant exploding star.<p>A supernova that exploded in 2010 and that appeared to burn much brighter than a normal star explosion is explained by the presence of a giant cosmic magnifying lens, scientists announced Thursday.<p>The four-year-old star explosion, known …

How Dinosaur Teeth Traveled

Last summer, while spending a day with paleontologist Joe Peterson and his crew at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, I was lucky enough to find a dinosaur tooth. The shiny fossil had once fit into the mouth of a beaky herbivore called <i>Camptosaurus</i>, and, 150 million years later, was nothing more …

Has Global Warming Stopped or Slowed?

Jerry Meehl<br>Climatologist<br>National Center for Atmospheric Research<p>I think it’s interesting about this job, it’s kind of like being a detective. The detective goes through this process of collecting evidence. And they're trying to get data that supports a theory that they may have, and in the end they …

Global Warming

New Magnetic Material Could Boost Computer Data Storage

Computer hard drives could soon have a lot more storage capabilities, thanks to a recent discovery of a highly sensitive magnetic material that …

The Truth About Global Warming

Do you believe that global warming is a real threat? If so, can you explain why? If not, can you explain why not? Most people have an opinion on the first question, but I've found that relatively few can answer the followups. In other words, most Americans have opinions of global warming based on …

Scientists Develop 'Off Switch' For The Brain

Scientists have developed an off switch for the brain.<p>About ten years ago researchers studying how the brain functions introduced a technique known …