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Washing Dollar Bills With Carbon Dioxide Could Save Billions

Now that's what you call "real" money laundering.<p>Nothing is better than a crisp, brand new George Washington bill that a vending machine gobbles up. And nothing is more frustrating than trying to flatten out an old, grimy, torn-up one dollar bill that a vending machine refuses to take. Thankfully, …

2014 Is the International Year of Crystallography (‘What’s Crystallography?’ You Ask)

There once was a dark and distant time when we only understood molecules as equations of letters and numbers. With the advent of crystallography — …

CES 2014: Audi's New Headlights Are Laser-Powered [Video]

Yes. Lasers.<p>All this week, we're showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. Audi's latest concept car uses laser high beams to keep drivers safe on the road. Learn how they work in this video, and be sure to see the rest of our CES coverage …

CES 2014: Phones morph into 'stun guns' and 'tricorders'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1042000/1042535_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656233_016342518c8a0e455befc9887145e4b7<p><b>Add-ons that turn smartphones into Star Trek-like tricorder medical diagnostic kits, Predator-style thermal vision cameras and even electric</b> …

Frigid 'Polar Vortex' Cripples US for Second Straight Day

Deadly cold temperatures refused to loosen their grip on much of the country for a second straight day, spreading the bone-chilling weather this time …

Battering from wind and rain will continue all weekend, forecasters warn

As coastal areas, major roads and rail lines struggle to cope with torrential rain, no end to the storms that have claimed at least two lives<p>The weekend will bring no respite from heavy rains and floods, forecasters warned, after scores of properties were swamped when high tides and gales battered …

2014: The Year In Science

The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014<p><b>Lasers Unleash A Flood Of Space Data</b><p>In January 2013, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter received a historic transmission: an image of the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. It was the first time scientists used a laser to send data to the moon, a feat …

Ten images of amazing new frontiers in 2013

Ten images of the most important new frontiers mankind faced in 2013, including Voyager 1's journey into deep space and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture<p>The year in wildife<p>People of the …

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Why Strange Lights Sometimes Precede Earthquakes

The science behind pre-earthquake lights.<p>For centuries people have observed strange phenomena before large earthquakes, such as light emanating from ridges and mountaintops. These reports were once dismissed by many scientists, in part because they are often entangled in unscientific theories. For …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

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Element of the week: ununoctium

This element's dubious origins launched a scandal in the world of nuclear physics.<p>This week, we meet the last element that has been synthesised so far. This element is ununoctium, which has the temporary atomic symbol, <b>Uuo</b> and the permanent atomic number, <b>118</b>.<p>This element probably a non-metallic …

Pictures of the year 2013: space - Telegraph

Light pillars over Ontario

Light pillars form when a bright light reflects off the surfaces of millions of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds.<p>Wesley …

APOD: Time-Lapse Auroras Over Norway (2013 Dec 29) Credit & Copyright: Terje Sørgjerd; Music: Gladiator Soundtrack: Now we are Free http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131229.html http://vimeo.com/21294655 Explanation: Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular sky appears. Such was the case in 2011 March when one of the largest auroral displays in recent years appeared over northern locations like the border between Norway and Russia. Pictured in the above time-lapse movie, auroras flow over snow covered landscapes, trees, clouds, mountains and lakes found near Kirkenes, Norway. Many times the auroras are green, as high energy particles strike the Earth's atmosphere, causing the air to glow as electrons resettle into their oxygen hosts. Other colors are occasionally noticeable as atmospheric nitrogen also becomes affected. In later sequences the Moon and rising stars are also visible. With the Sun currently hovering near its time of maximum activity, there may be many opportunities to see similarly spectacular auroras personally, even from areas much closer to the equator. http://www.vimeo.com/terjes http://www.facebook.com/TSOPhotography Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131229 #APOD

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Mars Curiosity Rover becomes a Lego set, while real rover wheels suffer damage

Here's another use for your newfound holiday cash: On New Year's Day, the Mars Curiosity Rover will become an official Lego set. It's the latest success from the crowdsourced Lego Cuusoo project, which previously brought us the <i>Back to the Future</i> Lego DeLorean and — fittingly — a miniature <i>Minecraft</i> …

Apple files another request to ban older Samsung phones and tablets

Apple is once again seeking a sales ban on over 20 different Samsung smartphones and tablets that were found to violate its patents last year. Though such a ban was initially rejected, last month Apple was given another chance to argue for one when an appellate court vacated the earlier ruling. …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …