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The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

The 392-Year-Old Bonsai That Survived Hiroshima

Hiding in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. is a compact little piece of Japanese history. In 1976, as a gift from Japan for America’s …

The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say

Over the years, scientists have come up with a lot of ideas about why we sleep.<p>Some have argued that it’s a way to save energy. Others have suggested that slumber provides an opportunity to clear away the brain’s cellular waste. Still others have proposed that sleep simply forces animals to lie …

Protein

Blueprint for a microwave trapped ion quantum computer

Abstract<p>The availability of a universal quantum computer may have a fundamental impact on a vast number of research fields and on society as a whole. …

[WEB SITE] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits & Techniques

In today’s society, doctors and psychiatrists are quick to prescribe <b>psychotropic drugs</b> that often come with dangerous side effects for any disorder …

Olive Trees Indoors: Our Best Tips for Care & Growing

Given the current craze for houseplants, it's hard to imagine there's any un-trod territory there, and yet — I was totally surprised to realize that …

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

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Even Apes Are Doing Online Dating Now

First, you joined the wide, weird world of online dating. Then, your mom joined Tinder, too. And that was a little <i>more</i> weird. Now, even apes are …

Bat Bot is an autonomous drone that mimics a bat's flight

Meet "the holy grail of aerial robotics."<p>For roboticists working in the field of biomimetics, copying a bat's complex flight patterns has been a difficult problem to solve. Or, as Caltech professor and Jet Propulsion Laboratory researcher Soon-Jo Chung put it during a press conference, "bat flight …

Robotics

New Results From CERN Could Fill One of The Biggest Gaps in The Standard Model of Physics

How our Universe broke the rules of symmetry.<p>Of the many unanswered questions that stand in the way of the Standard Model of physics being able to …

NASA Has Found Some of The Biggest And Oldest Black Holes We've Ever Seen

From the early moments of our Universe.<p>NASA has picked up intense gamma ray signals coming from a set of ancient galaxies. The gamma rays are being …

Galaxies

Asteroid attack? Astronomers ponder fourth close pass of 2017

For the fourth time since the start of 2017, a small celestial body will pass closer to Earth than the distance between us and the moon. Recently discovered asteroid 2017 BS32 zips by around midday Thursday.<p>This latest narrow shave comes just a few days after the closest such flyby in months, …

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

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This Monster Wind Turbine Just Set a New Record For Energy Output

Each blade weighs 35 tonnes.<p>A new offshore wind turbine has produced more energy over a 24-hour period than any other commercially available turbine, …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Scientists Created A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

Scientists are making genetically modified cyborg dragonflies

They could be used for guided pollination... or for surveillance.<p>A biomedical solutions company called Draper is developing a technology that can turn a dragonfly into a living drone. They call it the DragonflEye project, and the technology's main component is a tiny backpack equipped with solar …

Scientists have invented paper that can withstand water and fire

While the Chinese have been credited with the invention of paper some 2,000 years ago, this improvement takes the humble material to a whole new …

DIY: How to Make a Self Watering Planter from that Ugly Plastic Bottle

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and to make the world a greener place, this DIY Self Watering Planter is perfect for you. A great …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to new anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Welcome To The Incredible Rainbow Mountains Of Peru

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” - Thich Nhat Hanh<p>One of the most magnificent geologic features in the world is the Ausangate Mountain of the Peruvian Andes. The mountain is striped with …