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3D Is A ‘Required Experience’ For ‘Doctor Strange’ According To Marvel Head Kevin Feige

Marvel already have a solid reputation for providing a lot of spectacular eye candy and thrilling action sequences in every superhero film they release, but apparently the upcoming <i>Doctor Strange</i> movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch is going to take things to a whole new level … one so trippy that it …

Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable …

Float spas: the next frontier of mental health or a splashy placebo?

<b>Buoy meets world</b><p><i>Float spas are surging in popularity, and devotees claim they relieve everything from pain to PTSD. Wency Leung reports on whether this is a breakthrough in restorative therapy or simply an empty fad</i><p>In recent years, float spas have been cropping up across the country ,touting …

Carbyne: Scientists create 'holy grail' strongest material in the world that's tougher than graphene

Step aside graphene, a new wonder material called carbyne has been created and it takes the title as the strongest substance known to man thanks to a …

Study Shows How LSD Mimics Infant's Mind as Ego Dissolves

A groundbreaking series of experiments show how LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) alters the operation of the brain. Scientists gave LSD to 20 healthy …

Consciousness

Deebot D79 robot vacuum cleans bare floors and carpets, then itself

The Deebot D79 from Ecovacs can handle both hard floors and soft carpets, and takes robot vacuuming to another level with the brains to automatically empty its dustbin.<p>An ideal robot vacuum would pick up completely on its own, and clean not just bare surfaces but carpets too. Meet the new $700 …

Robotics

Key gene in development of celiac disease has been found in 'junk' DNA

40% of the population carry the main risk factor for celiac disease but only 1% develop the disease. A newly found gene that influences its …

3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells

Doctors perform hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries every year, often to replace damaged or worn cartilage. The techniques for performing these …

Man Films Killer Tornado Bearing Down On Him In Shocking Video

His wife died in the disaster, and his footage now serves as a safety warning.<p>Clem Schultz nearly died filming this tornado. Tragically, his wife was killed.<p>If you ever wonder how terrifying nature can be up close, watching this video will bring it home. As the massive twister rumbles toward the …

Weather

The Invisible Catastrophe

‘It just seems like a beautiful day in Southern California,” Bryan Caforio said.<p>It was late January in Porter Ranch, an affluent neighborhood on the northern fringe of Los Angeles. Caforio and I sat at a Starbucks overlooking an oceanic parking lot crowded with shoppers. The air was still, dry, 70 …

Natural Gas

Watching My South Fall for Donald Trump

His popularity has revealed a dark truth about the region.<p>The little white boy was 10 years old, maybe a few years younger. He wore jeans and a T-shirt and stood frozen next to a makeshift stage in the middle of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, as his older relatives, dressed in colorful Ku …

Black History

January 2016

Diversity

Earth - The Cracks Ripping Earth Apart

<b>THE CRACKS RIPPING</b><b><br>EARTH APART</b><p>By Melissa Hogenboom<br>March 2016<p>Standing on a high vantage point at Thingvellir Park, I overlook a vast rocky, snow-covered rift valley.<p>Fissures and cracks scar the landscape, filled with water so clear I can see hundreds of coins winking at me from several metres below, …

Geology

Can 1,000 College Students Do Better Than Elon Musk?

Hyperloop fever hits a Texas football stadium.<p>In the summer of 2013, billionaire Elon Musk posted a 58-page “alpha paper” introducing a futuristic “fifth mode of transportation” beyond planes, train, cars, or boats, which he called Hyperloop. The system would whisk passengers from Los Angeles to …

College Station

Sensor-1 is the highly versatile security device you can stick onto anything

We all need security, whether for keeping an eye on your house when you’re gone, making sure nobody rifles through your files or opens up your laptop …

'Bionic spinal cord' aims to move robotic limbs with power of thought

Australian scientists hope a device about the size of a matchstick will one day help people with spinal cord injuries get back on their feet.<p>The …

Darpa-funded implant travels to the brain via blood vessels

This neural-recording device, which is implanted into the brain through blood vessels, will make it easier to control artificial limbs from the brain.<p>…

Wearable sleeve could improve stroke recovery therapy

When it comes to tools that help stroke victims on their way to recovery, we've seen exoskeletons of sorts to medicine covered clot-busting nanoparticles. But researchers from the University of South Hampton and Imperial College London have something altogether different cooked up: a wireless …

Medical Technology

WATCH: Weird Cloud Formation Makes It Look Like This City Is Underwater

This could be the first new cloud type since 1951.<p>This incredible time-lapse footage, filmed on an iPhone 6, shows a cloud formation known as …

If You Tend To Slip Up Under Pressure, This New Study Is For You

Scientists offer advice on what to do to fight the stage fright.<p>Anyone who experiences stage fright knows what it feels like to slip up under the pressure of having an audience watch your every move.<p>In short: The feeling is devastating.<p>Now, an international team of researchers has pinpointed the …

The Brain

Chronic stress, anxiety can damage the brain, increase risk of major psychiatric disorders

People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even …

Time flies when you're a subatomic particle – new quantum mechanics turns spacetime on its head

Our ideas about time and the "direction" it moves in may need to go back to the drawing board, says physicist Joan Vaccaro, from Griffith University …

We Know The Late Alan Rickman Had The Perfect Voice – But Here’s The Science To Prove It

Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69. A fabulous actor, he was renowned for playing roguish baddies we couldn’t help but love, from the slick Hans …

World's smallest camera drone + 2GB Micro SD Card: $34.99

Meet your new favorite flying toy! The <b>Cheerson CX-10C Nano Drone with Camera</b> <b>+ 2GB Micro SD Card</b> is a tiny quadcopter is small enough to rest on the tip of your finger, and can easily maneuver through small spaces with acrobatic finesse while recording crystal-clear video and photography.<p>It’s tons …

Swallowing this smart nano pill could stop us from making diet mistakes

It's not always talked about in polite company, but your body produces a lot of gases scientists know little about.<p>A new smart pill, designed at …

Quanta Magazine – Illuminating Science | Quanta Magazine

Disease-causing viruses and message-carrying vesicles sit at the ends of a spectrum of membranous particles that cells release.<p>New observations of …

Particles

Maine governor blames media for racially charged language dust-up

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than 48 hours after using racially-charged language to explain his state's drug epidemic, Maine Gov. Paul LePage at a Friday news conference semi-apologized for his wording "slip-up" but accused the press of trying to twist his words.<p>"I made one slip-up," LePage conceded. "I may have …

Government

Netflix Could Launch in Russia This Month

Can streaming shows like <i>Making A Murderer</i> and <i>Narcos</i> prove to be binge-watching fodder in Russia the way they are in the U.S.? Netflix could find out …

Stare into this 4K video of the Sun for half an hour

There's not a ton to say about this amazing video of the Sun that NASA released this week. It was created from images taken every 12 seconds by the agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory, and took about 300 hours to stitch together. But really, the upshot is that it's an eye-melting 30-minute 4K video …

Astronomy