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7 Common Fears That Don't Have to Control Us

“<b>Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”</b> <b>~Marianne Williamson</b><p>As babies, we know nothing about the world. In the universe of an …

Positive Thinking

Why we don't have a flu vaccine that lasts forever

The influenza virus not only undergoes small, usual changes through a process called antigenic drift; it also undergoes huge genetic changes through something called antigenic shift, where it mutates after passing through a carrier animal like a pig or a bird.<p>Because these processes alter the …

British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 miniature speakers to generate high-amplitude, ultrasonic sound waves. These waves create an "acoustic …

Nature Communications

Motorcycle-Riding Robot Has A Mission: To Surpass Humans

Robocop, is that you?<p>Robocop is real. Well, almost. Yamaha's new autonomous motorcycle-driving robot, Motobot, doesn't fight crime, but it can seriously ride a motorcycle.<p>Motobot is still very much in the research and development stage, so the technical details are scarce. In a promo video posted …

These 12 Quotes By William Wordsworth Are A Must Read For Poetry Lovers

Did you know that William Wordsworth, one of the best English poets of all time, felt strongly against the description of “falsehood” in certain …

Literature

How Do Genome Sequencing Centers Store Such Huge Amounts of Data? - MIT Technology Review

Genomic sequencing has rapidly gone from something possible only at the scale of a national research project to something that can be performed …

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

Build-it-yourself spider robot aims to help kids learn robotics

We've seen quite a few robots imitating nature — mostly made by scientists in university labs — but what if you could build your own and control it …

Oracle engineers are building a Nerf gun that you can shoot remotely over the internet

By now you've heard the next phase of the internet, called the Internet of Things, is coming and will rock your world. IoT is when everyday inanimate objects get sensors, chips, and apps and can be controlled over the internet.<p>Oracle engineer Mark Vilrokx and The Apps Lab team at Oracle decided to …

Robot With Tummy Full of Microbes Can Swim in Dirty Water Forever

Image: University of BristolRow-bot with mouth open (inset shows mouth closed).Robots are better than animals in almost every way. Well, they’re …

Wastewater

Hilarious winners of the 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Hilarious animals<p>Credit: Julian Rad, William Richardson/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards<p>Hilarious animals - Winner<p>Credit: Julian Rad/The Comedy …

10 adorable DIY Halloween costumes for pets

Halloween is here, which means it’s the best excuse of the year to play dress-up with your pets. In fact, seeing our furry friends in costume have …

This Sexy Bikini Cleans Up the Ocean While You Swim

When we picture our dream tropical vacay, a vision of water so clear you can see the sand twenty feet below is something that immediately comes to mind. Sadly, that usually not the case when we go for a dip in the ocean. Whether it’s the plastic debris that’s wrecking havoc on marine life or the …

A disfiguring disease that killed 10 times as many people as the Ebola outbreak in one country last year is moving into the US

It's an illness caused by parasites that are carried by tiny blood-sucking insects called sandflies. The painful, hard-to-treat sores it leaves on skin and internal organs can be disfiguring and even sometimes deadly.<p>And while leishmaniasis mostly occurs in Central and South America, Africa, the …

A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish

And it's not too shabby.<p>If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Because even with these most minute of materials, the night sky still swirls …

Fold A Paper Robot With An Arduino Brain

Origami action<p>Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, also shows up in modern science and engineering. By turning a two-dimensional sheet into a 3-D product, as origami artists do, engineers can make more-versatile versions of devices like space mirrors and heart stents. The same techniques can …

North Korean families reunited with siblings from South after 65 years

Hundreds of elderly South Koreans travel to a resort in North Korea for emotional reunions with relatives they have not seen since the end of the Korean War in 1953<p>When Kim Ki-joo meets his older brother for the first time in 65 years, he will have one immediate question on his lips: can his …

North Korea

The Little-Known, Disfiguring Disease That’s Coming Our Way

Science & InnovationGermination<p>I tell a story over on the news side of <i>National Geographic</i> today, about an intrepid team of explorers who plunged into nearly impenetrable Honduran rainforest in order to groundtruth the legend that it concealed a fabled “white city.” They succeeded (and you can read …

Public Health

Amazon and New York Times wage blogging war about controversial article

<b>Updated: October 19, 2015, 3:13 P.M. EST</b><p>Amazon has responded to the <i>New York Times</i> response to Amazon's critique of the <i>Times</i> article on Amazon's …

Has Dyson finally solved the problem of intelligent robot vacuum cleaners?

by Brendan Roberts<p>"I don't think there's any danger of it becoming self-aware!" exclaimed Dyson senior design engineer Archie Henderson; then adding, …

Robotics

Researchers accidently find industrial waste, orange peel material sucks mercury out of water

Researchers at Flinders University have accidentally discovered a way to remove mercury from water using a material made from industrial waste and …

Pollution

Boeing Creates The World's Lightest Metal

Boeing files a lot of patents. From the filing for a force field to protect planes from blasts mid-air in 2012 to a laser-powered fusion engine earlier this year, these are all patents for potential uses of technology that may or may not become a commercial reality.<p>But earlier this week, Boeing …

world's

New technology is keeping the air we breathe under an unprecedented level of scrutiny

Measure twice, cut once, they say. Unless you are trying to save the planet.<p>In that case, measure and cut constantly.<p>Rising calls to create cleaner air and limit climate change are driving a surge in new technology for measuring air emissions and other pollutants — a data revolution that is opening …

Robots teach themselves martial arts to avoid smashing into the ground

A few weeks ago, I slipped in the shower, and after a cartoonish sequence of body contortions, I caught myself while landing. Robots aren’t as lucky. …

U.S. Will Require Drones to Be Registered

The federal government will announce a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department of Transportation, NBC news has learned.<p>The government has been concerned about the rise in close calls between unmanned drones and aircraft flying into and out of some of …

Winners of Nikon's 2015 Small World Contest Reveal the Microscopic Beauty of Our World

The winners and honourably-mentioned images were recently announced for Nikon's 2015 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Submissions were collected from professionals and amateurs alike; the contest is open to anyone with a passion for microscopy and photography. With a rich pool of …