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Modern 3D-Printed Aquariums Seamlessly Combine Nature and Art

Haruka Misawa of Misawa Design Institution explores the unique environmental variation between air and water through a series of 3D printed aqua-sculptures, known as <i>Waterscapes</i>. The Japanese designer has created artistic aquariums lined with naturally inspired elements which were printed using the …

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A terrible environmental disaster is unfolding in Los Angeles — and it's practically invisible

What's worse, workers are not even close to stopping the flow.<p>The leak sprung from a Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon, and it has been gushing methane — a highly flammable and potent greenhouse gas — into the sky since October 23.<p>No one knows …

China is trying to build a global navy that would rival the US

On Nov. 26, Beijing announced its plans to establish its first overseas naval installation in the small nation of Djibouti, a strategic location on the Horn of Africa about 7,700 kilometers (4,800 miles) from China.<p>China is growing into its role as a great power and is setting the stage for more …

Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists …

Russian jets 'intercept' US predator drones over Syria, officials say

Russian fighter jets shadowed U.S. predator drones on at least three separate occasions high above Syria since the start of Russia’s air campaign last week, according to two U.S. officials briefed on this latest intelligence from the region.<p>Meanwhile, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters a …

U.S. concerned about Russian jets in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States is concerned about Russia's recent deployment of fighter jets to Syria despite new conversations between the two countries to de-escalate the conflict in Syria.<p>"Clearly, the presence of aircraft with air-to-air combat capacity as well as ... surface-to-air missiles raises …

Exclusive: Russia building major military base near Ukrainian border | Reuters

SOLOTI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia has started to build a huge military base housing ammunition depots and barracks for several thousand soldiers near the Ukrainian border, a project that suggests the Kremlin is digging in for a prolonged stand-off with Kiev.<p>An excavator is seen at a construction …

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North Korea nuclear reactor showing signs of ramp-up, says thinktank

US-Korea Institute says satellite images captured increased activity at Yongbyon complex, which produces plutonium, though reason not completely clear<p>Stepped-up activity at North Korea’s main nuclear complex could point to fresh plutonium production for nuclear weapons, a US thinktank has …

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'Rivers of acid' in Zambian villages

<b>Zambian villagers are taking a multinational copper mining firm to court in the UK, accusing it of poisoning their water. The BBC's Nomsa Maseko visited the area which has allegedly been polluted.</b><p>Dressed in colourful sarongs and t-shirts, the women of Hippo Pool village collect their water on the …

Appliance Science: Edible water bottles and the strange chemistry of spherification

I just drank a cup of water. Nothing unusual there, but this was without a cup or other container. Instead, the water was held in a clear, edible membrane that I popped into my mouth and bit down on. It tasted, well, just like water, because this clear sphere was made just from water and two …

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China debuted its new ballistic missiles during a practice military parade

The missiles will most likely be shown off later this week during China's military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end of World War II.<p>Janes notes that the practice parade featured the "DF-15B short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), DF-16 medium-range ballistic …

Revealed: China for the First Time Publicly Displays 'Guam Killer' Missile

During rehearsals for the military parade on September 3rd, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in China, the Second Artillery …

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Can This Game Turn You Vegan?

The creator explains his provocative game where you're a cow who slaughters humans<p>The gaming world’s depiction of human violence is usually characterized as “glorifying,” however the internet definitely has an exception to that rule now with “That Cow Game”--a minimalist slaughterhouse simulator …

BeerSci: How To Brew A Beer For Surviving A Marathon, The Holidays Or Anything, Really

Our trusty BeerScientist introduces a recipe for the Mild Marathon ale, using some of the year's most plentiful hops.<p>A "mild" is a type of ale first produced in the 1700s in England. The term "mild" originated to mean a young beer (meant to be drunk fresh), as opposed to a beer that you could age …

A Mushroom Cloud Made From Coffee Creamer

Don't try this at home<p>In the early-morning hours of July 16, 1945, a team of scientists at the Trinity site in New Mexico fretted over a large sphere of steel and electrical cables they called the “Gadget.” A few hours later, the device exploded in the first test of an atomic bomb. It created a …

These 3 charts show just how enormous the US Air Force really is

The US Air Force operates more than 5,000 aircraft, and the air service flies more than just fighters and bombers. The Air Force also runs missions ranging from surveillance to aerial refueling to supply airlift, each of which requires a specialized aircraft.<p>The following graphics from CI Geography …

Glass Paint: Secret to Keeping Metal Roofs Cool on Sunny Days

White paint is popping up on more rooftops to keep buildings cool on sunny days, but a new glass-based option could offer a longer-term fix.<p>New York and other cities see a climate fix in white paint, which is coating more rooftops as way to cool buildings and cut energy use. They may soon have …

Glasses Let The Colorblind See Pigments For The First Time

The colors!<p>They may look like typical sunglasses, but these are making waves for people who are colorblind. Since they first went on sale in 2012, glasses from the company EnChroma Labs have allowed people to see colors as they’ve never seen them before, according to an article published this …

'Cities at Night' uses ISS photos to map light pollution

The Cities at Night project organizers began compiling hundreds of thousands of nighttime photos of metropolises taken from the ISS in order to study light pollution last year. NASA even asked the public for help to sort through millions of images to be used for the initiative. Now, Cities at Night …

Researchers turn a DSLR into hyperspectral camera using PVC and duct tape, MacGyver green with envy

Hyperspectral imaging is a method that captures a far greater amount of the electromagnetic spectrum than a regular photograph. This makes it ideal for a variety of uses, from night vision to identifying mineral deposits from afar, but the problem is that hyperspectral sensors don't come cheap. …

Some Statistical Problems in Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

The Test-Tube Chef

Hervé This, the father of molecular gastronomy, thinks the meals of the future should be constructed from chemical compounds.<p>It was dinnertime, and Hervé This was building us a steak. Explaining that a nice sirloin is 40 percent water and 60 percent protein, the French chemistry professor dumped …

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China blast: residents evacuated from Tianjin over chemical fears

Deadly sodium cyanide confirmed at China blast site as residents told to wear long trousers and masks<p>Residents around the site of giant explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin were evacuated over fears of toxic contamination, the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday, as the death toll rose …

China's New Mystery Missile And Launcher

It's much, much bigger<p>In mid-August 2015, eagle-eyed Chinese drivers spotted a new Chinese military vehicle that may give an indication of new missile launcher capabilities on the way.<p>Transporter Erector Launch (TEL) vehicles provide a mobile, survivable platform for surface-to-air, cruise and …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…