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The Physics Of Non-Newtonian Goo Could Save Astronauts' Lives

Understanding its mechanism will help researchers create better space suits and even concussion preventing helmets<p>There’s an experiment you may have done in high school: When you mix cornstarch with water—a concoction colloquially called oobleck—and give it a stir, it acts like a liquid. But scrape …

Speedy Submarine Is Made Of A Single Molecule

We can't ride on the tiny submarine, tiny submarine, tiny submarine<p>In the nearly 400 years since the first submarine was invented, these underwater machines have become incredibly sophisticated. They're armed and they're really stealthy. We're even planning on sending subs to oceans on distant …

Space revolution hatching in a New Zealand paddock

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (Reuters) - The next revolution in space, making humdrum what was long the special preserve of tax-funded giants like NASA, will be launching next year from a paddock in New Zealand’s remote South Island.<p>The rocket launch range is not just New Zealand's first of any kind, but …

Space Exploration

Articles about tour 8 awesome tiny cabins around world on Dwell.com - Dwell

Design for a Living World is a new "green" exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City.<p>Every traveler is different—some want the comforts that come with staying in a conventional hotel, while others crave adventure...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than …

New York City

Which UX Deliverables Are Most Commonly Created and Shared?

<b>Summary:</b> UX professionals produce a wide variety of deliverables: 11 different deliverable formats were used by at least half the respondents in our …

This Video Game Turns CPR Into An Epic Battle For Life

“Do not leave anyone behind. This planet needs every single one of us.”<p>The year is 2174. The nanites that have made Mars hospitable to humans have caused a dangerous storm, wiping out a large base called Tharsis and putting people in danger. Human existence on Mars is already tenuous, and we can’t …

Pay What You Want For This Graphic Design Bundle

The folks over at The Next Web have a graphic design bundle going, and it's one of those "pay what you want" systems in which paying more than the …

Graphic Design

Pablo now creates perfectly sized images for social networks

Buffer has updated Pablo, its Web app for combining pictures and text for social media posts, with the ability to generate and share perfectly sized images for Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.<p>The company has also made Pablo easier to use with content you come across while browsing the Web.<p>Pablo now …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Language

Young adults with autism work on building social skills — and dating

Standing in front of a conference room table on the<p>UCLAcampus, Albert Miranda fixes a wide smile on his face and stares at Elina Veytsman, giving her the once-over. Elina fidgets, growing increasingly unnerved.<p>The students around the table giggle as the tension rises. Then Elizabeth Laugeson steps …

The World's Coral Is Experiencing A Massive Bleaching Event

Reef-er madness<p>Coral reefs are mesmerizingly beautiful and full of incredible research opportunities. Unfortunately, they're also disappearing faster than ever.<p>Today, NOAA announced that the world is in the third recorded global coral bleaching event. That means that all across the world, coral …

Jeremy England, the Man Who May One-Up Darwin

On a sunny afternoon, at a bustling cafe less than a mile from Stanford University’s campus, near Palo Alto, and more than 5,000 miles from his home, …

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

Northern Lights in pictures: Aurora borealis lights up Britain's night sky - Telegraph

Mysterie rond 'spectaculair' nieuws van NASA over Pluto

Alan Stern liet via het twitteraccount NewHorizons2015 weten: "Geen idee hoe dit zo verkeerd geinterpreteerd is."<p>Stern deed zijn aankondiging tijdens …

Sebastiaan Deviaene designs medical implants using video game development software

<b>Future Makers:</b> industrial designer Sebastiaan Deviaene explains how he works with digital tools more commonly used by video game developers to create …

3D Printing

In Painkiller Trials, Placebo Effect Is Becoming More Powerful

Phenomenon prevents more drugs from hitting the market<p>Painkiller manufacturers are confused. Their drugs have maintained the same efficacy at relieving symptoms for the past 25 years, but the placebo effect has gotten stronger in drug trials conducted in the U.S., according to an analysis of 35 …

NASA releases stunning new photo of Pluto's moon Charon - ExtremeTech

NASA releases stunning new photo of Pluto’s moon Charon<p>By on October 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Solar System

Flying Robot Bees Can Now Swim, Too

It's a bird! It's a fish! It's a Super Robot Bee!<p>When given the choice between sinking and swimming, these RoboBees will swim every time.<p>We first wrote about Harvard scientists' invention of robotic bees back in 2013. In some ways, not much has changed. The bees are still leashed to their power …

This Test Can Detect Any Virus That Infects Humans

A test to end all tests<p>In order for a doctor to treat a patient, the exact cause of that patient’s illness must be found first. If a virus is the cause, current diagnostic tests are often not sensitive enough to detect the virus, or the doctor must already suspect which virus in particular is …

Trying To Change, Or Changing The Subject? How Feedback Gets Derailed

Pour yourself a cup of tea, turn your (right) ear toward your speakers and take a listen to the very first episode of the Hidden Brain podcast. We're talking a lot about feedback. First, we'll hear from author Sheila Heen about a common communication problem that pops up in many relationships.<p>Then, …

Self-esteem

This Towering 3D Printer Builds Clay Homes

Slow-printed adobe, without the flash<p>Clay homes are as old as dirt. Well, as old as humans have been building homes. Older, if you count those made by insects. That doesn’t mean an ancient technique can’t get a thoroughly modern makeover. The World's Advanced Saving Project, or WASP, after the …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.<p>Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've …

Nanotech

Haptic Gloves Use Air Pressure To Simulate The Feel Of Virtual Objects

Bringing a whole new meaning to 'hands-on' technology<p>Virtual reality has typically focused on matters of sight and sound, but increasingly people are investigating a way to make those experiences tactile as well. A team of student engineers at Rice University has developed a clever pair of VR …