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Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Says Goodbye

Diana Walker—Time Life Pictures/Getty Image<p>Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post/Getty Images<p>Jim Watson—AFP/Getty Images<p>Jacquelyn Martin—AP<p>Chip …

Donald Trump

Oil boom downside: Exploding trains

Communities throughout the U.S. and Canada are waking up to the dark side of North America’s energy boom: Trains hauling crude oil are crashing, exploding and spilling in record numbers as a fast-growing industry outpaces the federal government’s oversight.<p>In the 11 months since a runaway oil train …

How Starbucks, Apple, General Motors and AT&T Are Preparing The World For Wireless Energy

If you visited a Starbucks in Boston or Silicon Valley during the last year or so, you may have noticed black circles embedded in the coffee bars and tables. You may have even glimpsed an early adopter with a special cellphone case charging an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy simply by resting it on a …

X-37B Launch: Air Force's Secret Space Plane Ready for Tuesday Liftoff

By: Leonard David<p>Published: 12/10/2012 07:42 AM EST on SPACE.com<p>The secretive U.S. Air Force X-37B robotic space plane has been cleared to lift off Tuesday (Dec. 11).<p>The X-37B vehicle and its cargo bay packed with a classified payload is set to make the third mission of the program. Also called …

Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Shatters Orbital Endurance Record

The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has broken its own all-time endurance record in orbit after more than 470 days of circling the Earth on a mystery mission for the American military.<p>The X-37B space plane currently in orbit in flying the Orbital Test Vehicle 3 (OTV-3) mission, the third …

Space Exploration

Port X

On the banks of the Prague's Vltava River lies one of Europe's most inventive housing concepts. Designed by architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal, along with engineer Tomáš Kalhaus from Atelier SAD, the modular, floating house dubbed Port X was first created as the prototype for a serial production.<p>…

Architecture

Russian Bluster Aside, What Will Become Of The ISS?

Russia's recent threat to leave the space station by 2020 was in fact the original plan.<p>Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin announced on May 13 that his country will end cooperation on the International Space Station after 2020. The comments spurred gloomy headlines: “Russia's retaliation …

Scientists find a way to create matter from light

Scientists have long theorized that you can create matter from light by colliding photons<i>,</i> but <i>proving</i> that theory has been a different story -- you need the right high-energy particles to even think of trying. However, it looks like that once-impossible dream is close to becoming reality. …

New Roller Coaster Sends You On A 60-MPH Face-First Fall

<i>Weeeeee</i><p>The 335-foot Falcon’s Fury, which opens this spring at Busch Gardens Tampa, isn’t the tallest drop tower in the world. That honor goes to 415-foot Zumanjaro at Six Flag’s Great Adventure. But the Fury offers a thrill no other ride does: a 60-mph, face-first free fall.<p><b>1) Slow brake</b><p>After about …

Engineering

What do you want in a spouse? Genetic similarity may help | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies mixed martial arts over ballet. So what do you have in common with your husband?<p>More than you may think.<p>People tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to …

Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce

Not your typical product from an electronics firm<p>In an empty space in its former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, electronics-maker Fujitsu is now developing an unusual product: lettuce. Grown in a clean room, the lettuce has been engineered to contain low amounts of potassium. The growing …

Why Science and Innovation Can Be Diametrically Opposed

Working in research & development can be considered the epitome of "fun work". The concept is to present an idea to a bunch of R&D engineers, with the challenge of "you guys/gals make it work". This takes creativity, intuitiveness, an understanding of end user needs, some physics, materials …

Scientists Just Created The Best Simulation Of The Universe Ever

A new simulation of the evolution of the universe is one of the most accurate ever created. The model, developed by a team of scientists led by Mark Vogelsberger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, traces the history of the universe from shortly after its birth to present day and captures …

Universe

Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.<p>Scientists made a substantial breakthrough in understanding how to alter the fundamental nature of life, and they did so by creating for the first time a partially artificial life …

Biology

A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World

With almost $1 billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a network of cheap electrics, Shai Agassi’s Better Place was remarkable even by the standards of world-changing startups. So was its epic failure. A 21st-century cautionary tale.<p>“So this is the car.” I’m standing …

Electric Vehicles

Rethinking Microsoft's tablet: Surface Pro 2 succeeds

With Surface Pro 2, Microsoft has made a tablet-hybrid that works. It's powerful, portable, and well-made. A brief review of Microsoft's newest tablet.<p>The Surface Pro 2 is an excellent laptop-tablet hybrid.<p>I didn't think I would ever be able to write those words after using (for two months) the …

Surface Pro

The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

First alien moon possibly spotted 1,800 light years away

Exoplanets are seemingly easy to find these days, but their moons have been all too elusive -- at least, until now. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame claim to have spotted what may be the first exomoon. By looking for gravitational effects on starlight, they've found a relatively small, …