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Tabletop Device Would Destroy Chemical Weapons With X-Rays

With support from the Pentagon, one scientist is developing a compact x-ray device to break up chemical and biological agents.<p>The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Destroying …

X-rays

Why Publishers Should Kill Comments to Save Conversation

Popular Science is no longer allowing reader comments on new stories. Is this the beginning of a movement to save humanity?<p>PCMag reviews products …

As Comet ISON sweeps past Mars October 1, most observations will happen

NASA and ESA announced earlier they were readying a flotilla of spacecraft to record the comet’s passage near Mars. How much will the U.S. government …

Astronomy

New programming language could code DNA to deliver drugs and detect diseases

The University of Washington envisions a future where our bodies will be tuned to heal us just as easily as software is built to entertain us — and it's come up with a method that could eventually turn this idea into a reality. University researchers have developed a programming language that …

This Is The Fastest Zero-Emission Motorcycle

The Mission R gives gas guzzlers a run for their money.<p>Two years ago, engineers at Mission Motors, a California electric-vehicle manufacturer, set their prototype loose at the 2.238-mile Laguna Seca Raceway. The bike clocked a lap time of 1:31.3, nearly 13 seconds faster than any other electric …

Jellyfish Shut Down Massive Nuclear Power Plant

Get out of my coolant intake pipes!!! *shakes fist at jellyfish*<p>In southeastern Sweden, the three reactors that make up the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant provide about a 10th of the nation's total power. One of the three reactors is the largest of its type in the world. And, temporarily, the …

Nuclear Energy