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Trump taxes solar industry 30% – residential project prices could increase $750-1000

The Trump administration released its official ruling regarding the Suniva Section 201 case, and stated that they agree that the nation’s solar industry has taken damage as a result of global solar actions.<p>The administration has chosen to impose a 30% tax on all imported solar cells and solar …

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

A suspected meteor flash briefly transforms night to day in Argentina

A suspected meteor flash wowed observers in Argentina early Sunday — and sparked memories of February's more serious blast over Russia.<p>The fireball lit up the night in north and central Argentina at about 3:30 a.m. local time, according to accounts from Argentine news outlets. "The sky lit up …

Peel-and-stick solar cells for battery-powered products of the future

It may be possible soon to charge cell phones, change the tint on windows, or power small toys with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells.<p>A …

Nasa animation shows mission to catch asteroid - video

A Nasa animation demonstrates the agency's plan to capture an asteroid in the moon's orbit. The idea is for a robot to catch a small asteroid by …

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Weed-killer warps genes in fish embryos - Futurity

PURDUE (US) — An agricultural herbicide alters reproductive and neuroendocrine genes during embryonic development in …

How The World Will End, According To 1939

You will burn. You will freeze. And the moon will explode. Four gruesome apocalypse scenarios from the September 1939 issue of Popular Science.<p>Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. The scientists of 1939 would like to add "moon explosion" and "giant meteor" to that list—and they …

Researchers testing nuclear fusion technology that could power NASA's rockets

NASA-funded researchers at the University of Washington will test a unique approach to nuclear fusion this summer, in the hopes that the technology will replace rocket fuel and power spacecraft that are faster and less expensive to operate. The research team has already confirmed that discrete …

What type of scientist are you? Quiz

The BBC Class calculator has drawn a lot of attention recently. People seem to really like simple tests that assign them to one of a limited number …

Why Dudes Who Can't Smell Never Get Laid

One of the unexpected parts of not having a sense of smell.<p>About 2 million people in the United States can't smell anything. That's got to be great if, say, you're walking past a dumpster, but not-so-great if you're looking for love. Research suggests that men who can't smell have fewer sex …

Plan B Must Be Available OTC For Women And Girls Of All Ages, Federal Judge Rules

The Food and Drug Administration ordered to comply within 30 days<p>A federal judge ruled today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must make emergency contraception—often called the "morning after pill" or by its brand name, "Plan B"—available over-the-counter for girls and women of all ages. …

Should we bring back extinct species? - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Within 15 years, scientists may be able to revive some recently extinct …

'Pool ball' cancer therapy cuts side effects - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — A new form of radiation therapy put cancer into remission in …

Tweets against flu shots go 'viral' - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — Negative tweets about H1N1 vaccinations spread more readily than positive tweets …

New path may lead to better HIV vaccine - Futurity

DUKE (US) — For the first time, researchers describe the co-evolution of antibodies and virus …

3D printer produces synthetic tissue capable of transmitting signals like nerves

Scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make a synthetic tissue that could have a variety of applications — including the ability to transmit long-distance electric signals much like nerves. The process, published in <i>Science</i> by an Oxford University team led by Hagan Bayley, prints a network …

Simpler HIV-fighting antibodies could assist vaccine designers

Powerful HIV-fighting antibodies have long been found in complicated forms that are difficult to implement as vaccines, but researchers have now studied a simpler version of such an antibody and developed a road map to create a vaccine based on it. By finding the uncommon type of antibody in a …

Bladeless wind turbine produces energy with no moving parts

Dutch researchers have created a bladeless wind turbine with no moving parts that produces electricity using charged water droplets.<p>While most wind …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …