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If humanity hopes to establish a lasting presence on Mars, it will have to learn to live off the land. Here's a look at some of the incredible technology needed to live on Mars: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9qyd Below, an artist's depiction of Mars One astronauts and their colony on the Red Planet.

The top priority of a robotic lander mission to Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa should be investigating the composition and chemistry of its subsurface ocean, scientists say. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9ef5 This artist's concept shows a simulated view from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

Game helps neuroscientists identify brain cell

A video game has helped researchers locate and identify a new type of brain-cell; one that helps humans keep track of their location when navigating unfamiliar surroundings.<p>Study participants at the University of Pennsylvania played a bicycle-riding game, in which they were tasked with riding …

If We Landed on Europa, What Would We Want to Know?

Most of what scientists know of Jupiter's moon Europa they have gleaned from a dozen or so close flybys from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1979 and …

First hundred thousand years of our universe

The farthest look back through time yet, thanks to a new analysis of the cosmic microwave background.<p>Mystery fans know that the best way to solve a …

While a self-sustaining space station colony might be a long way off, scientists are still working to design and perhaps even build a space station that goes beyond low-Earth orbit. Here's a look at some of the incredible technology needed for a sustainable deep space colony: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/992e Here, an artist’s depiction showing the exterior of Bernal Spheres space colony from space colony summer studies conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s.

Amazon is working on displays that Apple and Samsung can’t match

When Amazon unveiled the unique display panel of its Paperwhite Kindle e-reader, it revealed two impressive facts: The first is that Amazon’s internal hardware engineering team is more sophisticated than Amazon’s line of decent but not so revolutionary tablets and e-readers would suggest. The …

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Billionaire meat chase: Bill Gates, Peter Thiel are funding engineered burgers too

Google co-founder Sergey Brin forked over $325,000 of his own cash to fund the development of the world's first lab-grown burger — which went through a public tasting on Monday. But, as <i>The Washington Post</i> pointed out in a report today, Brin isn't the only tech industry billionaire to back …

Swimming Robot Tested for Billion-Mile Trip to Saturn Moon

<b>Where do you get a robot ready to visit a lake a billion miles away?</b><p>The glacier-fed Laguna Negra (map) in the Chilean Andes, where NASA and SETI Institute scientists have been testing a floating robot whose successors may eventually parachute into a sea on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.<p>It’s not …

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