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WATCH: Supercell Storm Time-Lapse

You don't need to be a weather nerd to appreciate a supercell storm, but it probably helps. Supercells are the rarest kind of storm and can produce high winds, large hail, and tornadoes. The most essential feature is the mesocyclone, which happens when veering winds meet the storm's updraft, …

Weather

World's tiniest motor can fit inside a cell and spin as fast as a jet engine

At less than one micrometer in size, the microscopic nanomotor could revolutionise controlled medical drug delivery.<p>Developed by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, a microscopically tiny motor is the smallest, fastest, and longest-running nanomotor to date.<p>…

Nanotech

Smart Skateboard Travels 10 Miles on a Single Charge

Between the embarrassingly awkward Segway and the prohibitively expensive Tesla there now exists a attractive middle ground: the smart skateboard.<p>A …

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

Light from this 12-billion-year-old explosion just reached Earth

The rare gamma-ray burst occurred shortly after the Big Bang<p>It took 12 billion years, but light from a massive explosion that occurred shortly after the Big Bang has just reached Earth.<p>The rare gamma-ray burst could help scientists understand more about the early universe.<p>Recorded as GRB 140423A, …

16 Reasons To Love (And Respect) The Ocean

The ocean can be described in an endless number of ways. It's refreshing, beautiful and humbling. It's vast, mysterious and terrifying. It's magnificence has inspired countless novels, films, documentaries, songs, and HuffPost articles.<p>If it were a god, it would already have millions of devoted …

A Jetliner For A Fuel-Starved Future

Slimming down the classic passenger jet<p>An MIT team has turned a multi- million-dollar NASA contract into the most advanced rethink to date of the classic passenger jet. The design, nicknamed the Double Bubble, calls for an extra-wide fuselage and rear-mounted turbo­fan engines. The configuration …

Aviation

19 Year Old Develops Machine To Clean The Oceans Of Plastic

Plastic might be a cheap, versatile and useful material, but it’s also an environmental disaster. We produce around 300 million tons of plastic per …

Pollution

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …