Liisa Timonen

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This Could Be The Combustion Engine That Works On Venus

Torpedo technology from the 1920s could fuel future spaceflight<p>In the depths of space, when even starlight can’t be relied on, spacecraft need some form of long-lasting, chemical energy to endure potential decades without recharging.<p>To solve that problem, NASA has announced they’re funding …

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The hack that took down a global spyware vendor

At the end of last month, Hacking Team seemed untouchable. The company occupied a controversial niche in the security space, contracting out surveillance software to law enforcement agencies around the world. If your phone got stuck with a wiretapping implant, there's a good chance it came from …

The Key Ingredient of Portrait Photography: The Story

As photographers, we are blessed with more choices of medium than could possibly be mentioned in a single list, but there are few that are as diverse …

Shape-Shifting Origami Pot Grows with Plant Over Time

As plants grow, they often become larger than their original container and have to be transferred to a new vessel, which can be a messy process. London-based designers Studio Ayaskan created a solution to this problem with an origami-based pot that evolves with the plant over time. Called <i>GROWTH</i>, …

Pluto's deepest mysteries may be revealed on July 14

Pluto, get ready for your closeup.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe — the first-ever spacecraft designed to study Pluto and its many moons — is about to fly …

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …