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US vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag to emotional kin

HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this …

Mazda Announces a Breakthrough in Long-Coveted Engine Technology

Mazda (mzday) unveiled plans for the world’s first commercial gasoline engine using compression ignition, placing traditional engines at the centre …

A Robot Drowned Itself In A Fountain And The Internet Had A Field Day

Marvin, we hardly knew ye.<p>Knightscope confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it was the company's robot but wouldn't say how something like this would happen. The company did say in an emailed statement, "This is an isolated event. The incident is under investigation. No people were harmed or involved in …

Robots

Researchers just spliced an animated GIF into live bacteria — for science

Scientists recently used the gene editing technique known as Crispr to implant DNA encoded with an animated image of a galloping horse into live bacteria. The experiment — detailed in today’s issue of <i>Nature —</i> attempts to show the capabilities of genes as storage vehicles.<p>We’ve known for quite some …

A map that fills a 500-million year gap in Earth's history

Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old, with life first appearing around 3 billion years ago.<p>To unravel this incredible history, …

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the …

Energy from black holes can be stolen, shows an elegant new physics experiment

Water swirling down a drain has exposed an elusive phenomenon long believed to appear in black holes.<p>Light waves scattering off a rotating black hole can bounce off with more energy than they came in with, by sapping some of the black hole's rotational energy.<p>But the effect, predicted in 1971 and …

New drug tans skin minus the cancer-causing damage

Way back in 2006, scientists discovered a compound that could induce skin tanning in mice without exposing them to cancer-causing UV light. Now, …

How to Build an Astrolabe Like John B. McLemore From 'S- Town'

It's the universe in the palm of your hand.<p>John B. McLemore restored antique clocks in Woodstock, Alabama — or Shit Town, as he liked to call it. …

Fabrication

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first …

Army Unveils 3-D Printed Grenade Launcher

The U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) recently revealed that it had successfully 3-D printed almost all of the …

Congress directs NASA to get back to the moon by 2020s, Mars by 2030s

There’s at least one thing Washington D.C. lawmakers can agree on: NASA should remain a world leader in space exploration, including a manned mission …

Space Science

Humans Are Driving a New Burst of Evolution - Including Possibly Our Own

We're changing ourselves.<p>The unprecedented impact that humans are having on the planet is well known to us all. Scarcely a day passes by without a …

A Physicist Explains Why Humans Probably Didn't Pop Into Existence Last Tuesday

Whaa... ?<p>The history of cosmology has its fair share of whacky ideas, but one of the strangest has to be the Boltzmann brain hypothesis – which …