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A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

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Shrinking Arctic Ice Prompts Drastic Change in National Geographic Atlas

Warming oceans have caused a drastic reduction in sea ice.<p><b>The shrinking of the Arctic ice sheet in the upcoming 10th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World is one of the most striking changes in the publication's history, geographers say.</b><p>The reduction in multiyear ice—commonly …

Weather Forces to Put Flying Saucer Mission on Hold

NASA says it has been shut out of every scheduled opportunity to launch a rocket-powered vehicle that looks like a flying saucer.<p>"The project's reserved time at the range will expire Saturday without NASA being able to fly the test because of continuing unfavorable weather conditions," the space …

Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. In an interview at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki — the managing officer with Toyota's technical …

Nokia Unveils Impressive Foldable Displays

Nokia has demoed its new folding display technology at an academic conference in San Diego last week.<p>At the Society for Information Display (SID) 2014 conference, Nokia showed off two types of high-resolution OLED folding displays that hinted at a possible future flexible handset.<p>The first display …