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Will we ever … have reliable nuclear fusion power?

For decades scientists have tried to generate an untapped source of energy by creating the conditions inside stars. Is the quest realistic or a futuristic joke?<p>In the era of global climate change, and concerns about humanity's long-term reliance on fossil fuels, many think the solution lies in …

Nuclear Energy

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

Astronomers Want To Fire Giant Bullets At Jupiter's Moon Europa

Hey aliens, you have about 10 years to reveal yourselves before we launch a science missile.<p>Scientists at University College London have designed a 44-pound bullet that could gather scientific information on Jupiter's moon Europa. Last week, a prototype of the bullet slammed through a 10-tonne …

New Shapeshifting Biogel Could Help Heal Aging Spines

Along with cell therapy, the biomaterial could help stop or reverse the loss of material between vertebrae.<p>As we get older, the cushy material that absorbs shock between our spinal vertebrae breaks down, creating back pain and inhibiting our mobility. Injections of more nucleus pulposus (NP) …

Human brain cut into 7,400 slices, then reconstructed digitally in 3-D

LONDON — Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7,400 wafer-thin sheets and then digitally reconstructed it to create the world's most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions.<p>The "BigBrain" project, which took a 65-year-old woman's brain and cut it into slices just 20 micrometers …

Religious Oppression Rises Despite Arab Spring, Pew Study Shows

<b>By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service</b><p>WASHINGTON (RNS) People who hoped the Arab Spring would lead to greater religious freedom across the Middle East have been sorely disappointed, and a new Pew study confirms that the region has grown even more repressive for various religious groups.<p>“In 2011, …

3D-printed pinhead battery could power robots

We've seen some very sophisticated 3D-printed objects recently, but never a tiny 3D-printed battery -- one that's as small as a grain of sand, no less.<p>A group of U.S. and Korean researchers has managed to print a lithium-ion microbattery that can fit on the head of a pin.<p>Although it weighs less …

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The Future of Movies: How Will Google Glass Change Filmmaking?

We’re still months away from the consumer release of Google Glass, Google’s spectacles-like mobile device that’s the most anticipated gadget since …

Google Glass

Humans and silicon don’t mix, but a new material coating could put chips inside our bodies

Silicon is cheap — a feature that has made it a darling of the electronics industry. But it has a major problem: It doesn’t play well with …

Birmingham mosque stabbings: police question 32-year-old man

A police officer has been praised for his courage after he was stabbed while tackling a man who had injured three other people in a knife attack at a …

What we're learning from online education - Daphne Koller

3D printing powered by thought

Imagine if you could print objects just by thinking about them. Camila Ruz visits one company to see whether this is far-fetched dream or a real possibility.<p>It’s definitely not a bird. Nor is it a plane. The garish orange piece of plastic, small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, could pass for …

A Prosthetic Limb, Controlled by an Amputee's Thoughts

Thanks to new DARPA technology, things like picking up a coffee cup could be, literally, within grasp.

From Fox News to Rush: Secrets of the right’s lie machine

Conservative media plays by its rules, and bends truth to back whatever argument they’ve decided to make that day<p>One key factor that has altered campaign coverage comes from the corporate right in the form of “conservative” media. If there has been a vacuum created by the downsizing of newsrooms, …

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …