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By Darby Krajicek | World Wide News

NASA prototypes a drone aircraft destined for Mars

No, you're not looking at a very sophisticated boomerang -- that may be the first aircraft to fly the Martian skies. NASA has revealed that it's building a prototype for Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars), a glider drone that would launch from a descending rover and …

Mars

Cuba Stops Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Cuba is the first country in the world to stop the transmission of the AIDS virus from mothers to their babies, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Cuba's also stopped the transmission of syphilis from mothers to newborns -- two feats that show it's possible to control epidemics of both …

Transmission

Bill Gates To Help Fight Climate Change By Investing Up To $2 Billion In Green Technology

The Supreme Court may have dealt a crushing blow this week to President Barack Obama's efforts to curb climate change, but all is not lost.

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates announced plans to spend up to $2 billion on innovative renewable technologies over the next five …

Bill Gates

Earth - When President Barack Obama met Sir David Attenborough

In an extraordinary meeting of minds, President Barack Obama has interviewed Sir David Attenborough at the White House.

During the meeting, the two …

David Attenborough

Confederate flag price skyrocketed on Amazon before it got pulled

The flag’s price more than tripled and its popularity surged before Amazon pulled the listing

A Confederate flag saw a huge spike in popularity and price on Amazon AMZN right before the online retailer removed it.

A 3-foot-by-5-foot nylon Confederate flag made by a Pennsylvania company called Valley …

Amazon

After Confederate flag outrage, Nazi-themed items sold on Amazon, Sears

A simple search by Fortune found swastika cellphone cases and Nazi baseball caps selling on Amazon and Sears sites.

In the wake of the murder of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, Confederate flags have become the fabric equivalent of persona non grata to many retailers. On Monday, such …

Amazon

Adolf Hitler - Vintage Photo Art Print (10" x 8")

• above to make sure this fits.
• Adolf Hitler - Photograph Poster Print.
• Unframed, 1/2" white border.
• High quality poster stock, safe eco-friendly inks.

Adolf Hitler

Solar plane takes off in 'moment of truth' for longest solo flight in history

A solar plane took off for what could be the longest solo flight in history on Monday, with its Swiss pilot confronting the “moment of truth” of a journey around the Pacific Ocean and around the world.

The Solar Impulse 2 set off about 3am from Nagoya, Japan, en route to Hawaii, a trip expected to …

Aeronautics

Almost $200 Million Donated to Representatives to Pass TPA

TPA passed with a mere 219-211 vote with only 218 needed to pass. The real shocker comes from the amount of money each Representative received for a …

Government

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

This week, Google released a research paper chronicling one of its latest forays into artificial intelligence.

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of “chatbot” that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.

And the bot doesn’t just …

Google

In upstate New York, locals weary as manhunt continues for prison escapee

A dangerous escaped murderer could be on the loose somewhere near this isolated town, but residents say they have grown weary of the intense manhunt that is consuming daily life.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers, including state troopers and U.S. Border Patrol agents, combed through thick …

Upstate New York

Scientists have created 3D holograms that you can touch

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”

Save for lightsabers, traveling at the speed of light and jittery robot sidekicks, perhaps the most memorable technology in the original Star Wars movie was the three-dimensional hologram of Princess Leia. Scientists have been trying to turn this fiction …

Holograms

NASA tests nonstick aircraft wing coatings that let bug juice slide

Who knew that keeping bug guts off airplanes could be a mission for NASA?

It turns out that insect "residue" splattering on the wings of big aircraft as they take off is a real problem looking for a serious solution.

"They are really small," conceded Christopher Wohl, senior research materials …

Aeronautics

SpaceX has two important missions to perform during Elon Musk’s birthday weekend rocket launch

Elon Musk will be starting his 44th birthday with a bang: At approximately 10:21 a.m. EST on Sunday, June 28, his company SpaceX will hit go on its 19th Falcon 9 rocket launch, with two big missions ahead of it.

Get the supplies to the International Space Station

Today’s main mission is bringing more …

Elon Musk

Obama's Best Week Ever Summed Up In Hilarious Video

Talk about cleaning up!

President Barack Obama batted the cycle this week, nabbing major victories on gay marriage and health care from the Supreme Court and fending off strong challenges to his international trade agenda.

This video from Now This News sums up a whirlwind week that will surely cement …

Democrats

Google wants to bring free wifi to the world.... and it's starting NOW

No longer will we have to buy an overpriced coffee to get a rubbish wireless internet connection. *Fist pump*

Google is rolling out free wifi in New …

Google

This is not a typo: Only 3% of Americans are legally allowed to invest in start-ups

Of the richest venture capitalists, all are worth more than $1 billion, and all are men. The majority of these have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.

More than 97% of Americans …

Investing

2035: Clean Energy Will Trump Fossil Fuels

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Most people would agree that fossil fuels simply need to go. They’re the cause of pollution, wars and climate change. Scientists have been …

Energy

Why the Saudis Are Going Solar

The fate of one of the biggest fossil-fuel producers may now depend on its investment in renewable energy.

Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud belongs to the family that rules Saudi Arabia. He wears a white thawb and ghutra, the traditional robe and headdress of Arab men, and he has a cavernous …

Renewable Energy

Tail gating before the cws game

Amsterdam's new 3D-printed steel bridge is revolutionizing the building industry

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZNTzkAR1Ho&w=537&h-302]The goal behind the experimental 3D-printing project is the eventual creation of an …

Amsterdam

Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people

The cost of solar power has declined dramatically over the past few decades, from $40 per watt in 1977 to $0.74 per watt in 2013. This trend is …

Renewable Energy

Here's why you can't just push a dead body into outer space

The same microbes that grow on cheese can also grow inside a Mars simulation chamber.

That might not sound like a big deal. But what if those microbes somehow made it to the real Mars?

We've launched tons of spacecraft, probes, and rovers to the red planet, all potentially carrying a few microbes …

Space

The Six Countries Keeping the Tiger Poaching Trade Alive

Putting an end to poaching is no easy feat, in part because the illegal wildlife trade weaves in and out of so many different parts of the world. A rhinoceros may be slaughtered in South Africa and its tusk can wind up in in Vietnam, but it’s not a direct path from one to the other. For every …

South Africa

Fracking poses 'significant' risk to humans, says report

A major new scientific study has concluded that the controversial gas extraction technique known as fracking poses a “significant” risk to human …

United Kingdom

NASA finds perfect pyramid on Mars

A perfect pyramid has been spotted on Mars peeking out from the surface in a photo taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The small, triangular mound, …

Occult