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Scientists turn CO2 into fuel with solar power

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago believe that they've perfected the art of photosynthetic solar cells. It's a technology that mimics a plant's ability to inhale carbon dioxide and, with water, convert it into glucose and oxygen. This system is capable of drawing in carbon …

9 Innovations That Could Become the Next “Big Thing”

Halfway into 2016, it is clear that we are living in a new era of innovation. Beyond Silicon Valley, corporations and startup hubs worldwide are …

The future of warfare is coming, and it's bringing lasers

The British, for their part, are eyeing a laser system that could compliment the Phalanx close in anti-missile system, which detects, tracks, and can destroy approaching threats at closer ranges than other missile defense platforms.<p>Currently, the Phalanx is a computer-guided system that relies on a …

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China Is Genetically Engineering Mini Pigs To Sell As Pets

The $1,600 mini pigs are created using gene-editing techniques and cloning.<p>We'd all like our baby pets to stay perpetually tiny, but scientists in China are taking that desire to a whole new level.<p>BGI, a genomics institute located in Shenzhen, announced in late September that it is genetically …

Video lets you imagine Earth breathing

NASA video simulating a massive typhoon spinning toward China, with something extra added. Plus a word about the Gaia hypothesis.<p>A friend sent a link …

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 …