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Leaked barge video shows SpaceX rocket landing up close

Another day, another video angle looking at the almost-landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. This time, the video is from the barge itself, although there's no word on exactly how it got from there to a post on Reddit. Whatever its provenance (SpaceX has not commented yet) it certainly appears to be …

ZSpace virtual reality system makes science class look like 'Iron Man' lab

Heart dissections in science classes have always been a messy affair. For years teachers have cut open cow's or sheep's hearts to show students how they look inside, and, while students get to feel and see the heart, they can't watch as it beats, because the animals are dead. They can't see the …

Virtual Reality

Crave Ep. 200: Forget maps and let leg electrodes guide you there

<b>Subscribe to Crave:</b><p>Crave celebrates its 200th episode with a human cruise control system that's, well, pretty shocking. We check out a bicycle that claims to be the safest in the world, and take a trip to outer space with a doughnut wearing a sprinkles spacesuit. All that, and did we mention that …

California Takes Serious Look at 'Toilet to Tap' Tech

As the California drought worsens, some communities such as Orange County, San Diego and the Silicon Valley are expanding water recycling programs, and support for "toilet to tap" programs appears to be growing from a once-squeamish public.<p>"Because a lot of communities are running out of water, …

Dutch Homes Get Free Heating If They Agree To Host A Computer Server

Startups in Holland, France, and Germany are reimagining the conventional data center model, placing servers inside people’s homes instead of …

San Francisco

Judge identifies the simplest explanation for why America leads the world in mass incarceration

The US locks up more people per capita than any other country. Rakoff thinks this is happening because America has gotten much safer since it started enacting harsh sentencing laws in the 1970s and 1980s.<p>Most Americans likely fear that, if these harsh sentencing laws are repealed, the US might …

Criminal Sentencing

Designer molecule lowers HIV levels: trial results

The virus-suppressing action did not appear to last, however, and some patients developed resistance to the agent, said the authors of the research published by Nature.<p>This meant the designer molecule dubbed 3BNC117 may be best used in combination with other drugs, said the team -- while …

Tracking Tag Uses Cell Towers Instead Of GPS To Find Your Stuff

Suggested music for the TV ad: Daft Punk's "Around the World"<p>Knowing where you are--or where your stuff is--is sometimes a challenge. iTraq wants to help fix that by providing a tag about the size of a credit card that can report its location anywhere in the world.<p>Existing location tags mostly use …

Rechargeable Batteries

Cancer makes body grow weaker by 'imitating diabetes', scientists discover

Around a fifth of cancer deaths happen when patients become too weak to withstand chemotherapy and radiotherapy<p>Cancer cells cause the body to waste away by simulating diabetes, research has found, meaning new treatment could help sufferers stay strong for longer.<p>The research, conducted on fruit …

Jimmy Carter Wants To Rid The Planet Of Diseases

The former president tells us how he's been helping to eradicate guinea worm<p>When President Jimmy Carter set out to eradicate guinea worm disease 30 years ago, it afflicted 3.5 million people in rural Asia and Africa. In 2014, that number had dropped to 126. The parasite, spread via stagnant water, …

Jimmy Carter

The Nerve of Those ‘Saurs!

We know a great deal about non-avian dinosaurs from the bones and trace fossils they left behind. But those aren’t the only sources of information we have about the Mesozoic superstars. Paleontologists frequently turn to modern animals to better understand the anatomy and even the behavior of …

Wearable Electronics' Newest Wrinkle: Power-Producing Cloth

Nanotechnology uses human motion to power electronics and other devices—no charging cords or batteries needed.<p>Good-bye charging cords and batteries. Wearable electronics such as the Apple Watch might soon power themselves with a clean, portable energy source: human motion.<p>If cutting-edge nano …

AU New Releases: Bloodborne Launches Exclusively For the PS4

From Software's challenging gothic role-playing game Bloodborne launches exclusively for the PlayStation 4 at Australian retailers this week. The game is directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, who also led development on Dark Souls.<p>Unlike Dark Souls, Bloodborne introduces the ability to attack foes from a …

Forget Meerkat and Snapchat. For the GOP front-runner, the medium that matters was invented in 1895.

Forget Meerkat and Snapchat. For the GOP front-runner, the medium that matters was invented in 1895.<p>“He’s not a conservative.” That’s Rush Limbaugh talking about Jeb Bush. “The ideal, the perfect ticket, for the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush. Now, they can figure out who’s on top of the …

Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via …

Help Find The Fungus

Project: Citizen Science Soil Collection Program<p>Do you have a shovel and a few minutes to spare? Then you can help researchers find fungi that could be used to create life-saving drugs.<p>You've seen fungi at the grocery store: mushrooms are a type of fungi that grow in damp soil near trees. You've …

University of Oklahoma

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

Science Literacy Tips to Pierce the Fog of Modern Truth

Understanding how science uses certain key concepts—selection bias, impact-value, statistical significance, etc.—can make the difference between …

Goliath strikes back: Google takes legal action against Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> published leaked documents revealing a secret legal campaign to discredit Google, coordinated by the MPAA on behalf of the major Hollywood studios. The documents show a continued focus on the power to blocking sites from the web — a central issue in the 2011 SOPA debates — and …

Sony was bad. Worse is coming.

The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company's operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that this is only the beginning.<p>A CNN review of cyber …

New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater

Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that glides gently through the water on white, translucent wings 5 miles beneath the ocean surface.<p>It is the deepest living fish ever discovered.<p>"We were just blown away when we saw it," said Paul Yancey, a biology professor at Whitman College, …

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