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Heat makes 3D-printed box fold itself up

Scientists are using a new 4D technology to create complex self-folding structures.<p>The researchers used smart shape-memory polymers (SMPs) with the …

Engineering

These Nazi bombs are more dangerous now than ever before

Thousands of World War II bombs still lurk underground – and they’re even more dangerous now than in the 1940s, making defusing a risky, delicate process. Jon Excell investigates.<p>In August, construction workers in east London unearthed a terrifying relic from World War II: an unexploded 500lb …

Is Space Mining Legal?

A controversial bill would give companies the right to own natural resources in space, and it may pass in the Senate by the end of September<p>If mankind is ever to become an interplanetary species, our outward expansion across the solar system probably can’t be fueled by NASA funding alone. Why did …

Computer models reveal how the Universe's biggest and brightest galaxies formed

It all has to do with a big buildup of gas<p>In the far-off depths of our Universe, there are giant, luminous galaxies that are, essentially, star farms. Our home, the Milky Way, produces one to two new stars every year, but these galaxies create more than 1,000 new stars annually. How they do this …