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See the very first images of a hydrogen bond

Chemists have long known what a hydrogen bond should look like, but until last week, most hadn't actually seen an image of one. Now, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been able to visualize a hydrogen bond using atomic force microscopy, a technique that can deliver higher …

NASA successfully launches lunar mission to investigate mysterious glowing moondust

<b>Update:</b> The LADEE spacecraft successfully blasted off last night, creating a fireball that could be seen down much of the Eastern Seaboard. You can watch NASA's launch video below, or look through a set of photos submitted by enthusiasts from Virginia to Massachusetts.<p><b>Original:</b> A new NASA …

The weird world of the incredibly small – in pictures

This month's collection of postcards from the nanoworld includes bleached hair, a component from a quantum computer, a fleck of Victorian paint and one of the creatures that helped build the White Cliffs of Dover

Check Out Elon Musk's Crazy Gesture-Controlled Rocket-Designing Machine

Spin your hands, and the rocket spins, too. In 3-D.<p>After promising on Twitter recently to show off an <i>Iron Man</i>-style 3-D interface for designing rocket engines, SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder/billionaire smart dude Elon Musk made good on his promise by releasing this video showing the setup.<p>The …

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

Mysteries: Top 5 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

Mysterious, intriguing, and even a little frightening, conspiracy theories of various kinds have captivated Americans for decades.<p>1. The Philadelphia …

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Zombie vortices may help lead to birth of new stars

Vortices arise from dead zones in disks around newly forming stars and help the stars complete their birth process.<p>A new theory by fluid dynamics …

How ‘slow-wave’ sleep helps us learn

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> Scientists have pinpointed the brainwave frequencies and brain region associated with sleep-enhanced learning of a finger-tapping task …

Human Urban Activity Makes Animals Develop Bigger Brains

A study finds urban mammals have significantly larger brains than their rural cousins.<p>Humans aren't just changing the climate, causing earthquakes and you know, generally adapting the world to suit our whims. Human activity might also be driving increased brain size in animals! Woo, evolution!<p>In a …

NASA's New Astronaut Class Introduced (Live Stream Video): Could Be First on Mars

NASA welcomes its new class of astronauts. NASA tweeted about some of the new candidates (See below).

The 9 Coolest Space Photos From Astronaut Karen Nyberg

Dispatches from Nyberg's Pinterest page<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Our Earth can be a violent, desperate place. Sometimes it's nice to take a broader view and be reminded the blue marble can also be a beautiful place to live. Astronaut Karen Nyberg joined the International Space Station as a …

Crazy New Electric Car Folds Itself In Half To Park

An armadillo-inspired micro car from South Korea can shrink itself down to just 65 inches.<p>This absolutely awesome all-electric car, created by engineers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, can fold itself completely in half when parking. Inspired by a certain leprosy-carrying …

NASA wants to print a spacecraft, but first it’s printing the electronics

PARC — home of the laser printer, ethernet, the graphical user interface and the Alto computer — is best known for its role in Silicon Valley’s past. …

Tesla’s Model S Breaks Roof-Testing Machine, Car-Safety Record

Not only is electric automaker Tesla’s Model S sedan the safest car on the road today, evidently it’s the safest car ever.<p>Earlier this month, the …

Photographer Turns Water Into Ghostly Faces

Seriously, try not to see faces in these images.<p>By using a special type of film that takes a physical impression of moving water, photographer Moses Hacmon created these totally astounding images. He calls the series "Faces of Water," and after hearing that, it's hard not to see some actual faces …

Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …

See a 3-D Printed Humanoid at World Maker Faire

If you’re attending World Maker Faire in New York next month, be sure to see the progress Chuck Fletcher has made on his InMoov robot, an open source humanoid robot that anyone can print and motorize.<p>I will be brining a fully articulated and animated 3D printed humanoid animatronic robot. The build …

Don't Flip Out, but the Sun's Magnetic Field Is About to Flip

Our star is on the cusp of a once-in-11-years event, when its magnetic field undergoes a complete reversal. What does that mean for us?<p><b>The sun is about to undergo what sounds like a massive upheaval.</b> In the next few months, scientists say, our star will experience a complete reversal of its …

Carbyne: A new form of carbon that's stronger than graphene - ExtremeTech

Carbyne: A new form of carbon that’s stronger than graphene<p>By on August 15, 2013 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

On-demand on-chip teleportation of qubits performed for first time - ExtremeTech

By on August 15, 2013 at 9:21 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s going to be a while before …

Haptix turns any surface into a multi-touch interface for $70 - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Haptix Touch has just announced a …

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How researchers captured the first images of atoms making and breaking molecular bonds - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There’s something about pictures. …

Chemistry

Invisibility cloak made from simple mirrors can stop time indefinitely - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2013 at 11:16 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at Northwestern …

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Low temperature combustion could drive efficient, clean diesel engines back into the limelight - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2013 at 9:05 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Cold fusion, despite probably …

Regenerated human heart tissue beats on its own, leads towards replacement hearts and other organs - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2013 at 7:44 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A team of scientists at the …

Pirate Bay launches its own web browser to skirt internet censorship - ExtremeTech

By on August 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As the internet grows older, more …

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Piezo-phototronic nanowire LEDs can scan your fingerprint, and then display it back to you - ExtremeTech

By on August 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>By leveraging a new type of LED …

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