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The Next Big Thing You Missed: Tech Superstars Build 'Startup Factories'

The startup world is driven by a familiar formula: you get an idea, you build a product based on your idea, you start a business to sell your …

Why South Sudan May Face World's Worst Famine in Quarter Century

The coming weeks could determine whether tens of thousands will die.<p><i>Part of our eight-month "Future of Food" series—exploring how to feed 9 billion without overwhelming the planet.</i><p><b>South Sudan, the world's youngest country, is on the verge of the world's worst famine.</b><p><b>The UN estimates that a third of</b> …

Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

A conversation with the author of From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.<p>Pompeii has been many things over the centuries. It's been "a vineyard, a treasure trove, a den of bandits and today it remains an archaeological gem 'exposed and vulnerable,'" according to the new book <i>From Pompeii: The</i> …

The Week In Numbers: How To Seal A Gunshot Wound, Sochi's Snow Strategy, And More

<b>15 seconds</b>: the time it takes this simple new invention to seal a gunshot wound with tiny sponges<p><b>$15,000</b>: the price of the first consumer ATV with airless tires, which never go flat<p><b>9 hours</b>: the battery life of the Skully P-1, the first motorcycle helmet with a digital head-up display and 180-degree …

This case turns your iPhone into a night vision camera

Thermal cameras are expensive, which is why they're mostly used by firefighters, contractors and psychotic aliens. Fortunately, that's all about to change thanks to the FLIR One, which is an iPhone case with a tiny thermal camera stuck on the back. All you have to do is strap your iPhone 5 or 5s …

Babies learn to anticipate touch in the womb, new study reveals

You're no doubt familiar with the image of a baby sucking his thumb, but unborn babies in the later stages of development do it too. In fact, new research reveals that fetuses actually open their mouths in anticipation of a good thumb suck, which may point to better ways of tracking fetal …

Turn A Heart On And Off With The Flick Of A Switch

Stanford scientists are working on a light-controlled pacemaker.<p>A heartbeat is really a pretty magical thing. Every time that beautiful little hunk of muscle in your chest wants to send blood rushing around your body, it requires an electrical signal generated by your body to tell it to do so. This …

FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?

Probably not. Even when it's nipping at our toes, wireless electricity is pretty safe. In 1899, Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla built a 142-foot-tall, 12-million-volt electric coil in Colorado Springs and transmitted electricity wirelessly across 25 miles, illuminating 200 lamps with the charge. …

Understanding anxiety and mental health stigma

On the one hand, anxiety is a serious and debilitating disorder. On the other, it can be a useful evolutionary response to threat. Understanding how anxiety works might help to destigmatise mental health issues<p>If you look at the facts and figures on the mental health charity Mind's website, you'll …

Why we live in 3D

Images From Space Confirm Pakistan Earthquake Created New Island

We now have confirmation from space that a new island has formed off the coast of Pakistan. Yesterday, NASA sent their Earth Observing-1(EO-1) …

The world will add more solar power than wind this year, for the first time ever

Today saw good news for solar power, as Bloomberg's New Energy Finance group predicted 2013 would be the first year in which the world adds more solar power capacity than wind. The service predicted that 36.7 gigawatts of new solar power capacity would be added in 2013, up 20 percent from 2012, …

DARPA Spends $10 Million To Make BigDog Stronger And Stealthier

America's favorite shambling robo-donkey is about to become even more alarming.<p>BigDog is a cinderblock-hurling robot that shambles like a something out of Lovecraftian horror. DARPA and Boston Dynamics are developing the four-legged robot to go anywhere troops can go on foot, while carrying up to …

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Plastic Bags Transformed Into Eco-Friendly Carbon Nanotubes

Such membranes have potential for water desalinatization and other advanced filtering.<p>Here's a real Cinderella transformation story. A team of chemists has found a way to turn non-biodegradable plastic bags into a carbon nanotube membrane, a high-tech material with potential to make super-efficient …

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Nonsense Paper That Cites Michael Jackson And Ron Jeremy Actually Gets Published

Apparently no one at the Romanian journal that ran it was a Thriller fan. Or realized Bernoulli hasn't published a paper since his death in 1782.<p>All too often, I come upon a scientific paper written so obtusely that it seems perfectly reasonable that there is, in fact, no discovery being detailed, …

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