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Google Glass Redux: High-Tech Wearable Gets Ready for Business

We've gotten our first glimpse at the next version of Google Glass, and it looks a lot like the first edition of Google's augmented reality headgear …

The buildings of the future will keep rearranging themselves – Darran Anderson

One of the great laboratories of the future and its side-effects is science fiction. ‘The wall flickered partially out of existence as he stepped …

What Lies in Store for the Mars Rovers?

Their 90-day warranty expired awhile ago, but NASA's twin Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity are still trundling along the Martian surface en route …

Scientists Capture Image Showing What Dolphins See With Echolocation

Researchers claim to have captured an image that shows how dolphins perceive the world around them using echolocation. Jack Kassewitz, founder of the Speak Dolphin research organization, created a complicated process to replicate the reflected pulses of sound.<p>"When a dolphin scans an object with …

Increased CO2 in the atmosphere has altered photosynthesis of plants over the 20th century

Researchers at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have discovered that increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere …

Five amazing things astronaut Chris Hadfield taught us about space and life

It's a crisp November afternoon in London, and 20 years from the first time Commander Chris Hadfield looked up at the space shuttle Atlantis, he's …

Injectable, Flexible Mesh Picks Up Activity In Mouse Brains

Like a neural wiretap that could someday modify the brain<p>Ever since scientists figured out that the brain communicates via electricity, they've been trying to understand it--and manipulate it. Now a team led by researchers from Harvard University has developed an injectable mesh that can pick up …

Is the universe really accelerating?

New research questions the claim that the universe is accelerating. But this new work isn’t as strong as some claim.<p>Recently I’ve been asked about …

July 2015

Diversity

This is what happens when you scatter 225 cameras around the Serengeti

Hundreds of thousands of Serengeti "selfies" are giving researchers a candid, and often amusing, picture of what life is like on the African plain.<p>Zebras munch on dried grass, lion cubs play with their mother, elephants go for a stroll, and birds hitch a ride on the back of a wart</b> …

The trip back home often seems to go by faster -- but why?

You may have noticed it the last time you went on a long journey -- by foot, by car or by plane: the outbound portion of your trip seemed to take a lifetime, while the (more or less identical) leg that brought you home felt like it flew by.<p>Scientists have noticed this "return trip effect" too, and …