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Is Science Hitting a Wall?, Part 1

Once again, I’m brooding over science’s limits. I recently posted Q&As with three physicists with strong opinions on the topic--David Deutsch, …

How This Lithium-ion Breakthrough Could End Smartphone Battery Anxiety

It could also lead to better electric cars.<p>A team of researchers have cleared the path to enable batteries that are safer, lighter, and contain more …

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

Weather

How astronauts are keeping you healthy from 250 miles up

Astronauts on the International Space Station are growing crystals that could help develop new drugs for use on Earth. Here are ten healthcare technologies that have already come from space:<p>1. Robots that can remove brain tumours<p>Developed in Canada during the Space Shuttle era, Canadarm2 is a …

Medical Technology

A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

ISU physicists help demonstrate existence of new subatomic structure

Sophisticated supercomputer simulations by ISU physicists show the quasi-stable existence of a tetraneutron, a structure comprised of four neutrons …

Why Executives Don’t Trust Their Own Data And Analytics Insights

In spite of major investments in data analytics, research suggests most decision makers don’t trust the insights they reveal.<p>Organizations of all shapes and sizes are investing heavily in data and analytics, yet few trust the resulting findings.<p>A CapGemini and EMC study of 1,000 senior executives …

Researchers push Moore's Law with a 1-nanometer transistor gate

Ready for some hardcore science about transistor elements that are a fraction of the width of a human hair? Good, because that's what this post is all about. "The semiconductor industry has long assumed that any gate below 5 nanometers wouldn't work, so anything below that was not even considered," …

20+ Hilarious Snapchats That Are Too Good To Disappear Forever

Snapchat. There's a right way to use it, and there's a wrong way to use it, and as you can see from these brilliant examples, these people have …

To Understand The Big Bang, Scientists Created This Amazing “Synthetic Map”

Struggling to understand a deluge of new theories, scientists have created one of the most high-resolution images of the universe ever made<p>Researchers are using high-powered computer simulations to help understand one of the most puzzling phenomena in science–how the universe is expanding faster …