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Toyota Wants Everyone to Know How It Made Its Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota announced Monday it will make available decades of research on its hydrogen-powered car to competitors in the auto industry, a move that the …

Alternative Fuel

ESPN - Apps on Google Play

The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. From your phone you get up-to-the-minute scores, complete news coverage, live streaming games and …

Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

Space

The Worst Places To Get Stung By A Bee: Nostril, Lip, Penis

It started when a honeybee flew up Michael Smith’s shorts and stung him in the testicles.<p>Smith is a graduate student at Cornell University, who studies the behaviour and evolution of honeybees. In this line of work, stings are a common and inevitable hazard. “If you’re wearing shorts and doing bee …

FDA Approves Handheld Device That Reverses Painkiller Overdose

The treatment, known as Evzio, injects a drug called nalaxone that "rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose."<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an auto-injecting device that can treat overdose from a variety of painkillers. The agency said in a statement today (April 3) that it …

University Challenge: Are these the 20 toughest questions Jeremy Paxman has ever asked?

As Jeremy Paxman hosts the final of University Challenge this Monday, here are 20 of the toughest questions he has asked during his reign as the show's quizmaster. How many can you answer?<p>On Monday night, quiz show devotees will settle down to watch Jeremy Paxman host his 21st University Challenge …

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Deep In The Amazon With A Troupe Of Medical Clowns

Is laughter the best medicine?<p><i>In The Humor Code, humor scientist Peter McGraw and journalist Joel Warner travel around the world looking for the universal meaning of humor. In the following excerpt, they visit Peru with a group that deploys clowns for therapeutic purposes.</i><p>The cargo plane we’re …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

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This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Graphene

'Multiverse' Idea May Have Originated With Philosopher From Middle Ages

The idea that our universe may be just one among many out there has intrigued modern cosmologists for some time. But it looks like this "multiverse" concept might actually have appeared, albeit unintentionally, back in the Middle Ages.<p>When scientists analyzed a 13th-century Latin text and applied …

Breakthrough synthesis method to speed commercialization of graphene

Samsung Electronics announced a breakthrough synthesis method to speed the commercialization of graphene, a unique material ideally suited for …

Stay Up Late? You're More Likely To Be Single, New Study Suggests

According to new research, your sleep patterns say a lot about your romantic life.<p>A study out of the University of Chicago analyzed the effects of sleep patterns on human behavior and found that male and female "night owls" (NOs) -- defined as people who go to sleep late and wake up late -- were …

Scientists make new sensor that could lead to night vision contact lenses

Night vision contact lenses may be the stuff of science fiction movies, but new research points the way to how we could some day see in the dark with our own eyes. Electrical Engineers at the University of Michigan have found a new way to sense infrared light using two layers of an atom-thick layer …

Your reality is 15 seconds in the making

When you really focus your attention on something, you’re said to be “in the present moment.” But a new piece of research suggests that the “present moment” is actually a chunk of the recent past, and it’s about 15 seconds long.<p>Jason Fischer of the University of California at Berkeley, the lead …

The Brain

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

The science behind dietary supplements

From multivitamins to fish oil, daily pills and powders have become routine for millions around the world. But do we really need to take them?<p>Doctors say we need them. Advertising encourages us to take them. And – with industry estimates of more than £36bn being spent on them worldwide – we are …

NASA Just Released Surreal Footage Of A Solar Flare On The Sun

The AP has just released video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The video shows a "mid-level" solar flare, or powerful burst of radiation on the sun's surface, that erupted on April 2.<p>NASA calls it "graceful" in the YouTube footage, setting classical music behind the blends of wavelengths of …

Astronomy

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