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Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.<p>Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've …

Nanotech

Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

The company's pilot plant, which is operated by German startup Sunfire in Dresden, produced its first batches of the "e-diesel" this month. German …

Scientists create Terminator 2-inspired 3D printer

New technique works 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing and makes objects within minutes by simply lifting them out of a pool of resin<p>Scientists have created a Terminator 2-inspired 3D printer that lifts objects fully formed from a pool of goo in a matter of minutes.<p>The technique, which …

3D Printing

How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Great news for the lovelorn: Our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.<p>Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love …

Small, Shrinking Mercury Is a Planetary Space Oddity

Mercury is more than just a dead, roasted chunk of rock. In fact, the solar system’s smallest planet is proving to be surprisingly lively. Well, not in the sense that anything actually lives there, though scientists don’t discount the possibility that some of Mercury’s nooks and crannies could help …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

The secrets of color-changing chameleons revealed

Scientists studying chameleon skin have discovered the secret to the lizards' color-changing prowess: Rather than relying purely on pigments, the animals use photonic nanocrystals in their skin to manipulate light with exquisite precision.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature …

Let's all move to Mars! The space architects shaping our future

We’ve had starchitects. Now we’ve got space architects. Oliver Wainwright meets the people measuring up the red planet for inflatable homes and farms made of moondust concrete<p>Life on Mars: a timeline of space architecture – in pictures<p>Fifty years from now, says Brent Sherwood, there will be a …

Space Exploration

Google Glass is going to get a complete redesign

If you thought the eye-wearable device Google Glass is dead, think again! The new team at Google Glass wants to "redesign the product from scratch …

Wearable Tech