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21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

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Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Billboards That Drop Angels On Your Head

There you are in the middle of the city, traffic all around, planes buzzing above and you notice a little boy on a giant screen pointing up.<p>"Look," says the boy. And you look, and the on-screen boy is pointing at an actual plane flying in the sky. He knows its flight number, its destination. This …

Amazing Nature: Lightning Creates Food Out of Thin Air

Though lightning can cause great damage, it can also create life-sustaining materials when it strikes air.<p>One of the substances found in the air is …

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Martian Rover “Spirit” Turns 10

It’s been ten years since NASA’s Spirit rover first touched down on the surface of Mars. Spirit would go on to redefine the Red Planet and inspire …

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

Hint: not pot<p>In 2010, there were 80,000 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database. The database, maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, keeps a tally of all the deaths listed on certificates …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …