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The Microscopic Future of Surgical Robotics

Chances are, you aren’t, and never will be, an astronaut. So the recent revelation that NASA is funding the development of a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgical bot—a fist-size contraption that would enter a patient’s gas-engorged abdomen to staunch bleeding or remove a ruptured appendix—isn’t …

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

Video: Watch A Privately-Funded Moon Lander's Fiery Test

What goes up must come down—very, very softly.<p>It's not easy to land a robot on the moon. Only the U.S., the former Soviet Union, and China have succeeded; other nations have only managed to make debris-strewn craters with their landing vehicles.<p>Eighteen privately funded groups, however, think they …

Unlocking the mysteries of the earth

James Lovelock is the 94 year old scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis, which claims that the earth is a self regulating, single organism.<p>He has evolved his theory over 35 years and is now publishing Rough Ride to the Future .<p>The BBC's Nick Higham talked to him about what he believes the future …

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Meet the team behind Google's Project Ara

Forget Google Glass (sorry, Tom) and self-driving cars: Project Ara may be Google’s most exciting future product. One of two projects under …

Canada proposes comprehensive digital plan after years of delay | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government presented a long-promised comprehensive plan for digital communications and commerce on Friday, outlining efforts to protect online privacy, beef up cybersecurity and bring Internet service to every corner of the vast country.<p>The plan consists of 39 …

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Russia tension heating up in space - Quirks and Quarks

<b>By Bob McDonald, Quirks & Quarks</b><p>Tensions between the U.S. and Russia, which kicked off the space race more than 50 years ago, are once again at play …