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Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

Cell Biology

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Earth Science

11 Nintendo Games Based on Classic Works of Literature

You don't have to invent a family of mustachioed plumbers to create a video game. Here are some classic works of literature that got the Nintendo …

Literature

Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun

Some of the water molecules in your drinking glass were created more than 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research.<p>That makes them older than the Earth, older than the solar system — even older than the sun itself.<p>In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers say the distinct …

Universe

In a Planet-or-Not Debate, Some Astronomers Say "Long Live Planet Pluto"

Disagreements continue over Pluto's planetary status, with a recent debate held at Harvard for scientists to weigh the pros and cons.<p><b>Pluto is a planet.</b><p><b>No, it's not.</b><p><b>It depends what you mean by "planet."</b><p>Last week, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics revisited the perennial debate over how …

Bent iPhone 6 got you down? Conan O'Brien says Samsung is the solution

Nobody wants to take a phone out of their pocket and find that it's been permanently bent. The ever-hilarious Conan O'Brien has an idea of how you …

Tesla museum crowdfunding project closes in on $200,000

Contributors who donate $125 will be given an engraved brick at museum site in Long Island<p>The latest crowdfunding campaign for the Nikola Tesla museum is closing in on its $200,000 goal, less than two days after it started.<p>The Oatmeal blogger Matthew Ingram created a campaign that allows people to …

The Machines Vs. Mitt Romney: How Artificial Intelligence Is Parsing Political Rhetoric

A billion bad jokes notwithstanding, there’s nothing inherently wrong with politicians. They are liars, certainly, but that only proves that they’re human. And there’s no innate flaw in politics either. Loudly and inefficiently disagreeing with one another is a proud primate tradition, the …

Water Vapor Seen on Distant World

Search for potentially life-sustaining worlds gets a boost with the ability to probe a common class of planets.<p>Astronomers have found evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-size planet 122 light-years from Earth—the first time water has been identified on a planet that small, …

'Artificial retina' could detect sub-atomic particles

<b>The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse sub-atomic particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.</b><p>In these collisions, protons - ordinary matter - are smashed together at close to light speeds.<p>These powerful smash-ups could yield new particles and …

Physics

Fall Begins Monday: Equinox Myth Debunked

Sick of long, hot summer days? Well, you're in luck. Astronomically speaking, autumn is about to begin in the north.<p>On Monday (Sept. 22), at 10:29 …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

Why Do People Think Apple Pay Is So Innovative When Google Wallet Has Been Part Of Android For Two Years?

<i>Answer by Andrew Hamada, guarding the customer experience, on Quora,</i><p>I’m probably biased because this is what I do for a living, but I think it’s an awareness problem.<p>Google does a poor job of explaining what Google Wallet is, how it’s used, or why it’s better. Apple does a much better job with …

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What you missed on 9.19.14

<b>2015 Ford Mustang first drive</b><p><i>Finally</i>. After drooling over the 2015 Ford Mustang since it first drove onto our screens last year, we've now had the chance to drive Ford's pony car in and around Los Angeles. Jonathon Ramsey focuses on what's most important here, the actual driving dynamics, in his …

Attention Tesla Owners: You Can Now Name Your Car

<i>Photo: Tesla</i><p>On Friday, Tesla Motors announced a series of software updates for its Model S electric sedan, and one immediately caught our eye. You can now name your car.<p>Of course, lots of us have given our cars names over the years, but unless we paint them on the door, they’re known only to us or …

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Changing Planet<p>The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384, an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESA/NASA<p><b>Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars</b> …

Astronomers Find Smallest Galaxy With Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers have recently discovered that a little galaxy has a big secret. Ultra compact dwarf galaxies (UCD) contain about 100 million stars …

Landing Site Chosen for Spacecraft's Daring Rendezvous With Comet

Finding a safe place to set down the European Space Agency's Rosetta lander was harder than expected.<p>Scientists announced Monday morning the spot where a small robot will touch down on the surface of a comet, in what they hope will be the first soft landing on a comet, as opposed to a crash landing.<p>…

Bowling Balls Teach Principles of Physics With Pendulum Wave

Have some wood and 16 spare bowling balls on hand? Why not make a huge pendulum wave?<p>Due to conservation of energy, a weight on a pendulum that is …

Physics

The animal that never gets cancer

The naked mole rat may not be pretty, but it doesn't feel pain, get dementia, osteoporosis, or cancer. Dr Karl gets under the skin of this very …

Liquid Metal Flows Into Different Forms, T-1000-Style

The alloy can even take a humanoid form<p>A team of researchers report that they understand a property of a liquid metal that allows them to manipulate it like the T-1000 from <i>Terminator 2</i> and even build "scale models" of the violent automaton.<p>Chemists at North Carolina State University have observed …

Curiosity rover reaches long-term goal: a massive Martian mountain

A little over two years after landing, Curiosity has reached a milestone. NASA recently announced that the rover has arrived at the base of Mount Sharp, a 3.4-mile-high mountain that Curiosity has been heading towards since July of 2013. The initial landing was in Gale Crater, and the total journey …

Big Bang Mystery Extends Into Nearby Galaxy, Puzzling Cosmologists

Theory suggests stars should contain three times as much lithium as they do.<p>A star cluster some 80,000 light-years from Earth looks mysteriously deficient in the element lithium, just like nearby stars, astronomers reported on Wednesday.<p>That curious deficiency suggests that astrophysicists either …

Landing on a comet: animation of Rosetta's mission - video

An animation of the European Space Agency's upcoming mission to land the first ever spacecraft on a comet. The billion Euro Rosetta probe will drop its 100kg robotic lander, Philae, onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 11 November. Rosetta blasted off from Earth more than 10 years …

Comet Probe Finds Elements Of Life

The Rosetta spacecraft has discovered all the elements of life in the gases jetting from a comet as it approaches the Sun.<p>The ingredients that make up amino acids, life’s building blocks, are all contained in the tail of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G). Among them are methane, …