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Smell of male scientists may skew rodent studies

Scientists’ inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such …

Dwarf Dinosaurs vs. Giant Pterosaurs

Wildlife<p><i>Transylvania, a place most people associate with vampires, creepy castles, and the Carpathians. But not us—we think of giant pterosaurs, the flying reptiles, and dwarfed sauropods, commonly called long-neck dinosaurs. My University of Southampton vertebrate paleontology research group and I</i> …

‘Neurogrid’ chips mimic the brain to use less energy

Compared to the human brain, today’s computers are ridiculously slow and take about 40,000 times more power to run.<p>“From a pure energy perspective, …

In Britain, a battle to spin great science into gold

MANCHESTER/CAMBRIDGE England (Reuters) - It’s mega strong, ultra light and super stretchy, and if things work out, a wonder material discovered in Britain could change many aspects of human existence - starting with peoples’ sex lives.<p>Senior technologist Dariusz Czolak holds a piece of silicon …

Eastern Arsenal

Popular Science Blogs<p>Monitoring China's growing military might—and what it means for the world. By Jeffrey Lin & Peter W. Singer<p>Eastern Arsenal<p>China's super-sized space plans may involve help from Russia<p>Long March 9<p>The 4,000 ton Long March 9 (LM-9) could be destined for Mars missi…<p>Eastern …

Stealth Aircraft

3D printer lets you print your own functioning game controllers

A 3D printer attachment created by Stanford University graduate students is capable of printing functioning circuitry inside a game controller, Computerworld reports.<p>It's called the Rabbit Proto, and it's designed to fit different versions of RepRap printers — machines that can print their own …

Adam Sandler's Pixels brings video games to the big screen on May 15, 2015

Adam Sandler's upcoming video game based film <i>Pixels</i> is hitting theatres on May 15, 2015, it was announced today.<p>The film, which is based on a popular YouTube short film of the same name, features old school game stars Frogger, Donkey-Kong and Pac-Man as they let loose in New York City, while a team …