Hassan Kamal

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Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

New to nature No 107: Typhochlaena costae

There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that Harvard professor and mycologist Roland Thaxter once gave a public lecture on the Laboulbeniales, an …

Important Scientific Mystery Solved: How Birds Lose Their Penises

The penises of many male birds stop growing and shrink away. Scientists reveal the genetic mechanism at work.<p>A team of researchers at the University of Florida has solved the mystery of what some call "one of the most puzzling events in evolution": the reduction and loss of the penis in most male …

How Do You Move An Entire Bridge?

Mind the 3,400-ton truss!<p>The Problem<p>When the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, was built in 1925, it wasn't designed to carry 30,000 vehicles a day. Or to hold back a slow landslide. But by the 1980s, cracks were forming in the bridge's supports, leading inspectors to rate the bridge a 2 on a …

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Thalmic Labs Raises $14.5M To Make The MYO Armband The Next Big Thing In Gesture Control

Thalmic Labs, the Waterloo-based startup working on an all new form of user input for computing devices with the MYO amrband, today announced the close of its $14.5 million Series A funding round, led by Spark Capital and Intel Capital. The round boasts a lot of others besides, including Formation …

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Self-destructive nerves can be beneficial

<b>WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> A new understanding of how nerve axons degenerate might lead to effective ways to remove damaged nerves before the …

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Scientists create human stem cells through cloning | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg …

Kepler space telescope 'isn't down-and-out just yet' – Nasa

The Kepler space telescope, Nasa's iconic mission to find a new Earth outside our solar system, has a problem. A crucial component used to help it …

Invasive ladybirds wage 'biological war' on natives

<b>German researchers have discovered the biological keys to the success of an invasive species, wreaking havoc across Europe and the US,</b><p>The Asian ladybird was originally brought in to control aphids in greenhouses.<p>But it has escaped and is increasing uncontrollably across Europe, wiping out native …