Nick Bergeron

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New glass inspired by a seashell

Engineers at McGill have invented a new biomimetic technique that can make glass more shatter resistant.<p>Engineers at McGill have invented a new …

Bitcoin Exchange Giant Mt. Gox Goes Dark

Rumors of a hack, a plummeting price, and a vanishing website<p>Bad news for anyone tied up with Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox: Over rumors of a possible hack, a plunging exchange rate, and condemnation from the Bitcoin community, the exchange's website has gone dark, leaving users out in the cold.<p>Mt. Gox, …

Bitcoin

The Car That Runs On Air

Bringing new meaning to running on fumes<p>For more than a century, air cars have remained a quixotic quest of engineers—an idealistic exercise with little long-term likelihood of entering mass production. As fuels go, air has obvious upsides: It’s ubiquitous, clean, and, best of all, free. But air …

Cancer 'drove black skin evolution'

Scientists believe dark skins appeared more than a million years ago to prevent our African ancestors dying from skin cancer<p>Cancer may have driven the evolution of black skin early in human history, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe dark skins appeared more than a million years ago to prevent our …

Fewer Soldiers, More Robots: Pentagon Budgets For The Future

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has proposed the smallest United States military since 1940. It's also the most technologically advanced.<p>The last time the U.S. Army was smaller than 450,000 troops, it was 1940 and the United States had yet to join World War II. Announced yesterday, Secretary of …

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