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These Blimps Are Meant To Protect Washington DC From Missiles Somehow

Lumpy sentinels of freedom<p>To protect the nation’s capital from a 21st century threat, the Pentagon is turning to a technology first seen in World War I: blimps. Made by Raytheon, the “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System,” or JLENS for short, is a tethered …

Drones Face Critical Moment As White House Prepares To Act

The White House is currently reviewing a series of policy initiatives related to the integration of drones into the national airspace. At the conclusion of the policy review process, the White House will act on both the FAA’s sUAS rule and on matters related to privacy. For an industry begging for …

Food Gadgets: Past, Present and Future - Eat: The Story of Food Article

For generations, inventors have been striving to develop labor-saving gizmos that will make our culinary efforts more pleasant and enjoyable. Some of their inspirations became popular, while others proved impractical or unwanted. Here’s a look at some of the cleverest, most innovative and/or …

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Multi-national crew blasts off for space station | Reuters

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut.<p>International Space Station (ISS) crew Anton Shkaplerov of Russia matches palm with his daughter …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Opening minds: the biotech company aiming to change stroke victims’ lives

Olav Hellebø and his firm Reneuron have developed a procedure to help patients by injecting stem cells into their brains<p>He wants to bore a hole in your head. But don’t panic, Olav Hellebø is not a modern-day trepanist and it will be a top-notch surgeon, not the 49-year-old Norwegian businessman, …

Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

Nanotechnology could dramatically improve energy storage for electronics, cars, and buildings.<p><b>Tiny is big in the quest to build batteries that store more energy for cars, buildings, and personal electronics.</b><p><b>Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times thinner than a human hair represent a promising new</b> …

NASA's (Un)Censored Moonwalkers

A big part of going to the Moon was selling the program to the public. Not only was it important for NASA to gain support for the Apollo program, the agency stood to gain nothing by misrepresenting its missions to the taxpayers who were footing the bill. Part of this marketing strategy was …

SpaceX's prototype rocket Grasshopper hovers at 820 feet in highest flight yet

Last night SpaceX released a video of the latest successful test flight of its Grasshopper prototype rocket, a spacecraft designed to launch and land vertically. We've already seen the Grasshopper hit some impressive marks, flying over 260 feet high in March before landing precisely back on the …

Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Moose Get So Big Eating Plants?

Herbivores get energy directly from the source, which allows them to become bigger than carnivores.<p>Carnivores may be at the top of the food chain, but herbivores are often the bigger guns (or guts) on the ladder. What makes them so big?<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, I took the author's …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …