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Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

10 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer (That Don’t Ruin All the Fun)

Summer is that magical time of year where hours of day-drinking, sunbathing, and barbecue-feasting leave us feeling both giddy and kind of gross. And …

Nutrition

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Hiking

Hellfire Tank Killer Replacement Enters Production

The Joint Air Ground Missile will launch from helicopters, smash tanks, boats, virtually anything worth smashing.<p>The U.S. military’s replacement for the Hellfire anti-tank missile has entered production, capping off years of development. The Joint Air Ground Missile (JAGM) will arm U.S. Army and …

Military

The Tank Killer

If I asked you to name the greatest tank killer of the Gulf War, you’d probably guess the A-10, and you’d be wrong.<p>No, the largest number of armored …

Military

First KiboCUBE Satellite Deployed from the International Space Station

Japanese KIBO moduleVIENNA, 11 May (United Nations Information Service PR) – The first cube satellite (CubeSat) developed under the KiboCUBE …

SpaceX Successfully Lands the Latest, Greatest Version of the Falcon 9 Rocket

Late Friday afternoon, SpaceX successfully launched and landed the Block 5 upgrade of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time. Along the way, the …

'Kept Us Laughing Until the End.' Read the Bush Family's Statements Following the Death of Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother to President George W. Bush, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday.<p>The beloved Bush family …

Barbara Bush, Republican matriarch and former first lady, dies at 92

<b>(CNN) —</b> Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband's office. She was 92.<p>Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President …

Government

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

The Mk 13 Mod 7 Will Be the Marines' New Sniper Rifle. Here Is What It Can Do.

This is all we know about a weapon of war that could be the U.S. Marines' arsenal for decades. The Marine Corps plans on adopting the Mk 13 Mod 7 …

How Russia's MiG-29 fighter jet compares to the F/A-18 Hornet

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 over the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford.<p>In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the MiG-29 Fulcrum and the F/A-18 Hornet had plenty of opportunities to go head-to-head.<p>There was the ever-present possibility of the Cold War …

Watch World War II Japanese Fighter Aircraft Return to the Sky

Restored Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero' fighter plane took the skies over Japan for the first time since the end of the World War II.

World War II

We asked a military aviation expert what the US' future sixth-generation fighter jet might look like

The US Air Force Research Laboratory released a video in late March showing what a sixth-generation fighter jet might be like, as part of a push to plug its Science and Technology 2030 initiative.<p>The video shows a conceptual sixth-generation fighter jet, known as the F-X, firing what appears to be …

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Universe

Under Armour Says 150 Million MyFitnessPal Accounts Hacked

Under Armour Inc., joining a growing list of corporate victims of hacker attacks, said about 150 million user accounts tied to its MyFitnessPal …

Authorities recover new clues after another Austin blast

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded and the discovery of another, unexploded …

Extremism

Stephen Hawking may have been suffering from 'polio', says US expert

Stephen Hawking may have been misdiagnosed and actually a victim of polio, a US medical expert has suggested.<p>Christopher B Cooper, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the probability the physicist’s famously debilitating condition was in …

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Babies Kick in the Womb

They're not just saying hello.<p>It’s easy to confuse the phenomenon for a bad case of gas, but moms-to-be start feeling flutters and waves in their …

Embryonic

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

US buys Afghanistan “Eliminator” attack planes—Cessnas with Hellfires

In $86 million deal, US Air Force buys 7 AC-208 Eliminators for Afghan military.<p>The US military has fought the Taliban in Afghanistan for 16 years …

Get a “Hot Ticket” to Send Your Name to the Sun

Our daily hum of activities revolves around the sun, the roiling ball of gas at the center of our solar system. But yet many puzzles remain about …

Genetic Sequencing Helps Explain the Phenomenon of Seeing Sounds and Hearing Colors

New research reveals the biological origins of synesthesia — the mysterious condition that causes a person to 'see' sounds or even 'taste' words.<p>The …

Cancer-killing hydrogel stays in place until the job is done

The cure for cancer might have been inside us all along – our own immune system. The trick is to give it a boost to find and destroy those rogue …

Immunotherapy

Scientists Propose Experiment to Test Quantum Gravity

Unifying gravity and quantum mechanics has been the dream of physicists for decades. An experiment has just been proposed to see if it's even possible.<p>Gravity is a bit of an enigma. We know how it works, but not really what causes it. In 1915, Einstein’s famous Theory of Relativity demonstrated …

Rome’s Subway Project Keeps Digging Up Archaeological Marvels

ROME — For archaeologists, the excavation of Rome’s newest subway line has been the gift that keeps on giving.<p>Two years after a second-century military barracks was found during the excavation of the Amba Aradam station, archaeologists last week presented the remains of a richly decorated domus, or …

Archaeology

Sir John Sulston, pioneering genome scientist, dies aged 75

The pioneering geneticist Sir John Sulston has died, it has been confirmed.<p>The scientist led the UK side of the landmark Human Genome Project and founded and directed the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge, one of the country’s leading biomedical institutions.<p>Sulston’s work on decoding the …

Genetics

How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria

Thousands of years ago, a special child was born in the Sahara. At the time, this was not a desert; it was a green belt of savannas, woodlands, lakes and rivers. Bands of hunter-gatherers thrived there, catching fish and spearing hippos.<p>A genetic mutation had altered the child’s hemoglobin, the …

Public Health

Australian scientists move closer to world-beating quantum computer

Australian scientists, led by Australian of the year Michelle Simmons, have made a significant step in creating a world-beating, single-atom quantum computer.<p>Simmons and her Australian team announced on Wednesday they had built quantum bits, known as qubits, from single phosphorus atoms in silicon, …

Quantum Computing

Amelia Earhart: Island bones 'likely' belonged to famed pilot

<b>Bones discovered on a Pacific island in 1940 are "likely" to be those of famed pilot Amelia Earhart, according to a US peer reviewed science journal.</b><p>Earhart, her plane, and her navigator vanished without a trace in 1937 over the Pacific Ocean. Many theories have sought to explain her …

Anthropology