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Nasa and Verizon plan to monitor US drone network from phone towers

Verizon, the US’s largest wireless telecom company, is developing technology with Nasa to direct and monitor America’s growing fleet of civilian and commercial drones from its network of phone towers.<p>According to documents obtained by the Guardian, Verizon signed an agreement last year with Nasa …

Science Reveals Why Your Cat Is Such A Picky Eater

Getting to the bottom of their weird taste receptors right meow<p>Cats do lots of things that seem inexplicable to their human companions. Felines freeze then bolt out of the room for no reason, they knock things off shelves, they sit right on your keyboard while you’re just trying to type here. …

How NASA proposes to cut Mars travel time in half

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Getting astronauts to Mars will take all the spacefaring expertise the United States can muster, including advanced propulsion …

For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb

Mind-controlled robotic limbs for amputees are growing more sophisticated all the time -- but a challenger has appeared. Human limb transplant surgery using the patient's own biological material could one day be an actuality.<p>The proof of concept, published this week in the journal Biomaterials, is …

How To Clean Your Jewelry With Ketchup, Plus More Surprising Bling-Brightening Hacks

Don't let your bling bling become blah blah.<p>Although we're super vigilant when it comes to washing clothes, shoes and bags, our jewelry is often an afterthought. And let's face it, these are the accessories we usually keep on all day, every day. Gross!<p>But before you pull out your hair out thinking …

Banning legal highs: the biggest obstacle is the human brain | Dean Burnett

Science,Legal highs,Drugs policy,Society,Politics,Neuroscience,Psychology,UK news,Drugs,Drugs,Theresa May,Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)<p>There has been considerable confusion and concern around new government plans to ban legal highs. Scientifically, the only solution is to ban the human brain<p>New …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Climate Geoengineering: 'Scary' Idea Should Be Tried Out

It's time to study and maybe even test the idea of cooling Earth by injecting sulfur pollution high in the air to reflect the sun's heat, a first-of-its-kind federal science report said Tuesday.<p>The idea was once considered fringe — to purposely re-engineer the planet's climate as a last-ditch …

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Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

Hyperloop startup has a dream team and $8.5 million in funding

The Hyperloop has often been dismissed as a billionaire's fantasy project. But it is becoming ever-more clear, though, that both engineers and …

Anonymous strikes again at ISIS social media

The hacktivist collective Anonymous has announced a fresh round of attacks on the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Islamic State members in Operation …

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This Printer Churns Out Complex Double-Layered Circuit Boards

3D printers are well on their way to eventually creating perfect replicas of almost any object we can imagine, as long as they don't rely on any …

How Lucid Dreaming Could Help Treat PTSD

Can confronting nightmares lead to real-life closure?<p>The recurring nightmares began when Dr. Glen Just was five years old. Every night, soldiers would capture him, drag him onto a submarine, and drill a hole into his back as he screamed.<p>Just now believes these chronic nightmares to be symptoms of …