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World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

Transform Those Spotty Bananas into These 19 Desserts

When buying a bunch of bananas, I always start out with the best intentions. I’m going to eat them as a healthy on-the-go snack, or slice them over my morning cereal or yogurt. I’m going to tuck them into the side pocket of my backpack to save me from hanger. But inevitably, I don’t eat all of the …

The biggest space missions and rocket launches we'll see in 2018

There’s a lot going on<p>Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to the Sun than ever before. And two of NASA’s vehicles already in space will finally arrive at their intended targets: one …

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

Facts that will get you excited for the eclipse

Scientists are calling the solar eclipse that will happen on August 21 "once-in-a-lifetime," so what makes it so special?<p>Here are some facts and …

Turkish police detain prime minister′s top aide over alleged Gulen links | News | DW | 03.06.2017

The arrest is the latest in a series of detentions and firings of people believed to be associated with a US-based cleric. More than 50,000 have been …

Scientists hope microbots will revolutionize medicine

There are three types of medical micromotors scientists hope can carry out these functions: chemical, physical, and biohybrid.<p>H<b>ow they're …