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Two Comets Visible in Telescopes This Month: Where to Look

Skywatchers have a chance to see two comets in May, one of which may spawn a spectacular "meteor storm" at the end of next week.<p>Comets PanSTARRS and …

As heavy as 14 elephants, as long as 2 tractor trailers: Meet Mr. Titanosaur

They may be the biggest boys on any block -- any block, ever.<p>In fact, the dinosaurs unveiled Saturday by Argentina's Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio may be the largest to grace the Earth. At about 130 feet (40 meters) long and 180,000 pounds (80,000 kilograms), it's no wonder, then, that these …

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

What 3 Disruptive Companies Can Teach Us About the Future of Innovation [Guest Post]

When Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion last month, people said the awkward pairing of a virtual reality headset with an aging social network …

Innovation

Lonely Outdoor Portraits of Superheroes by Photographer Benoit Lapray

What do superheroes do when they’re not busy fighting bad guys and saving the world from destruction? Perhaps they’re drawing strength alone in the …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …