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3-D Printing Shapes In Liquid Metal

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed techniques to 3-D print liquid metal at room temperature.<p>Exploring the limits of novel 3-D printing technology, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a way to build microstructures out of liquid.<p>Creating …

How Drones Would've Altered The Course Of The Civil War

We ask the experts how today's technology would've influenced the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War itself.<p>Last week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. In the end, the battle halted an invasion of the north …

Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …

Glass allows scientists to recreate superman's memory crystals

A new type of computer memory similar to the “memory crystals” used by Superman in the films has been developed.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton have managed to use lasers to record and retrieve data from pieces of glass.<p>They claim it could allow up to 360 terabytes, equivalent to …

Would A Human Head Transplant Be Ethical?

A couple professors sound off about the ethics of transplanting one human's head onto another human's body.<p>Two days ago, we reported on a controversial paper by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canaveri about human head transplants. The paper, entitled "HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

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The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …

Prehistoric DNA sequencing: Jurassic Park was not so wide of the mark

It remains one of the most intriguing premises for a science fiction film. Near the beginning of Steven Spielberg's classic <i>Jurassic Park</i>, scientists …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …