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Squeeze The Bacteria Out Of Water With A New Gel

In an emergency, clean drinking water can be tough to find. Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes can make our usual sources of water potentially unsafe.<p>After the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean left many without access to clean water, researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore …

Is meat grown in labs the next logical step for food production?

Lab-grown meat might seem like a shake-up in the world of agriculture, but it’s really part of the trajectory that agricultural technology is already …

Study: Rising Military Suicide Rate Not Linked To Deployment

A new study published in <i>The Journal of the American Medical Association</i> says the rising number of suicides in the military cannot be blamed on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. But other studies say there is a link and many researchers caution that the factors leading to suicide are complex and …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

Violence will rise as climate changes, scientists predict

Long before scientists began to study global warming, author Raymond Chandler described the violent effects of dry, "oven-hot" Santa Ana winds gusting through the city of Los Angeles.<p>"Every booze party ends in a fight," he wrote in his 1938 story "Red Wind." "Meek little wives feel the edge of the …

Vortex Surfing: Formation Flying Could Save the Air Force Millions on Fuel

Researchers are flying specially outfitted C-17s on missions to find out exactly what formations the Air Force should use to cut the amount of fuel its planes burn.<p>On July 9 two specially instrumented C-17s took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California, heading to Hawaii. The pair of cargo …

Smart neural dust could carry sensors deep into the human brain, send data back out - ExtremeTech

By on July 17, 2013 at 8:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The key to unraveling the mysteries …

New Self-Aiming Rifle Would Outshoot Human Snipers

Thankfully, it's not for sale<p>TrackingPoint, a company that combines gun tech and software to create super-accurate, easy-to-use rifles, announced yesterday it is developing a new system that would give regular people unprecedented sniping powers at distances greater than humans have ever accurately …

The School of Unmanned Bots Prowling the Sea

They don't often make headlines or rile up civil libertarians. But over the past decade, there have been a growing number of undersea robots trolling the depths. These unmanned systemssome remotely piloted, others autonomouspatrol harbors, tra<p>They don't often make headlines or rile up civil …

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NASA's super-black coating could revolutionize space telescopes, stealth vehicles - ExtremeTech

NASA’s super-black coating could revolutionize space telescopes, stealth vehicles<p>By on July 18, 2013 at 6:48 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Pay For Your Next Meal With Your Face

The world's first facial recognition payment system lets you ditch your credit card.<p>Finland-based company Uniqul is preparing to release a payment system that uses facial recognition software to link a customer with his or her bank account. Instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods (which …

How the Marines Capture a Target in 5 Steps

Future amphibious invasions won't need beachheads to serve as staging areas. Instead, aircraft and weapons will enable Marines to strike deep inland from nearby bases or ships. Here's how modern Marines would use new tech to take Objective X.<p>Future amphibious invasions won't need beachheads to …

German Police To Experiment With 3-D Printed Guns

They aim to determine whether 3-D printed firearms present a real threat—and whether they can use the weapons for their own purposes.<p>German federal police forces are getting into the 3-D printing business. Responding to a question posed by the Left Party in parliament, the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA, …

Dad's obesity could be inherited by multiple generations

The sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren inheriting obesity, according to new research from …

Kettlebell swing training improves maximal and explosive strength

A study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research says that kettlebell swing training will improve your maximal & explosive …