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Increasingly adaptable robot can 'heal' itself in under 2 minutes

Robots that are damaged in action can now quickly "heal" themselves by tapping into experiences from simulated lives, according to a new study. It …

Robotics

5 cool prefab houses you can order right now

Prefabulous!<p>From early-20th-century Sears Catalog Homes to housing experiments by French modernist Jean Prouvé, prefab construction—that is, assembling a structure from components produced off-site—has had a rich, long history. Today, architects and designers continue to explore how the concept can …

Prefab Homes

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This massive airship is getting a $2.7 million grant to revolutionize transport

The UK's Airlander 10 — the largest aircraft in the world — is continuing to attract investment. The craft's designers, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), have won a €2.5 million ($2.7 million) grant from the EU from a fund to develop green transport initiatives. This sum is on top of a £3.4 million ($5 …

Bad Trees | Tree Choices for the Yard | Planting Trees Tips

11 Dangerous Trees You Should Never Plant in Your Yard<p>Some trees are more trouble than they’re worth. Before you head to a nursery, see our …

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

How to Start Your Own Brewery

It’s a slow afternoon on the line, with three of four 40-barrel fermenters sitting silent, the liquid wort inside being quietly consumed by yeast. …

Earth's varied landscape - from Yemen's blood-red desert to New York's concrete jungle - captured by astronauts onboard the ISS

For more than 16 years the International Space Station and its team of astronauts have given us unprecedented access to breathtaking and …

Space

Einstein Theories Confirmed by NASA Gravity Probe

Space mission did what the famed physicist said would be impossible.<p><b>Two key predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity have been confirmed by NASA's Gravity Probe B mission, scientists announced this week.</b><p>"We've completed this landmark experiment testing Einstein's universe, and …

Sleep Patterns of Successful People in Tech and Engineering

I used to only sleep between five and six hours a night. While this may sound crazy to some, I was pretty consistent with this sleep behavior, and I …

Astronomers Have Been Seeing the Same Supernova Explode for 40 Years

Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you<p>Thanks to some light-bending optics, scientists have been experiencing a touch of <i>Groundhog Day</i> when they look out at the cosmos. The same supernova has been showing up over and over.<p>Located more than 9 billion light …

What The Googleplex’s Original Architect Thinks Of Google’s New Headquarters

Spoiler: He loves it. But, he says, building it won’t be easy.<p>Eleven years ago, before Google’s new proposal for a spectacular, allegedly <i>moveable</i> series of transparent circus tents designed by Thomas Heatherwick and BIG, Clive Wilkinson Architects designed the first Googleplex in Mountain View, …

The Science of Dating: why we should stop dating online

Dating in the 21st century is pretty bleak. It’s so bleak that we are increasingly throwing ourselves at the mercy of computers, outsourcing our love lives to algorithms and spreadsheets.<p>Marketing and the film industry tells us that ‘Planet Single’ is a barren, isolated wasteland where it rains the …

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …