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17 Ways That Drones Are Changing the World

Drones are a truly exciting area right now and are constantly in the media, with so many interesting uses popping up on the Web.<p>They’re certainly no longer just the domain of the military. Here are 17 things drones can do that prove this. You can view them all on one page here.<p>1. Delivering fast …

The eleMMent Palazzo, a $3m land yacht

Announcing the world’s most expensive anything is a surefire way to attract attention, but when the thing is a $3m motor home, questions arise beyond the obvious “Why?” After all, designers create all manner of prototypes, and mythical potentates from Dubai are always rumoured to be buying them.<p>Yet …

A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

The area of Russia is said to be called, ominously enough, the end of the world. And that's where researchers are headed this week, to investigate a large crater whose appearance reportedly caught scientists by surprise. The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area …

Why Can't I Look Away From This Lava Destroying A Coke Can?

Maybe, just maybe, the can isn't consumed by lava the 40th time I play the video. Then I'd look like a real idiot, if I missed that.<p>In the video here, you will see, as promised, a can of Coca-Cola devoured by lava. There are two cans, even. I am hypnotized by this. Is it the juxtaposition of the …

Three problems computers can never solve

This date in science: America and Russia meet in space

On July 17, 1975, a famous first handshake between nations in space.<p><b>July 17, 1975</b>. On this date, Soviets and Americans accomplished the first joint …

Space Exploration

UAE announces 'first Arab spaceship to Mars' in 2021

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Mars Curiosity rover now crossing dangerous terrain

The car-sized rover is currently crossing a stretch of hard, rocky ground like that which previously dented and punctured its aluminum wheels.<p>Since …

Mars Rover

From Alzheimer's to ADHD: what doctors can diagnose from your voice alone

The brave new world of vocal diagnostics<p>If Guillermo Cecchi wants to figure out if you've taken MDMA or meth, all he needs is a computer and a recording of your voice. Cecchi is a computer scientist at IBM, and part of a growing community of scientists who think our voices can reveal far more than …

Asimo robot runs, hops and uses sign language

To Make A Spacecraft That Folds And Unfolds, Try Origami

Scientists and engineers at NASA are using origami techniques to help solve a fundamental dilemma facing spacecraft designers: How do you take a big object, pack it into a small container for rocket launch, and then unpack it again once it arrives in space — making sure nothing breaks in the …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, from a smart new contact lens to a four-winged dinosaur.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Incredible lightning and a stranded whale<p><b></b>Futuristic dancers and swirling stars<p>Sci-fi balloons and hungry whales<p>Robot giraffe and double …

Cosmic rain over isle of Lindisfarne

Composite image capturing a night under the cosmic rain – aka last year’s Perseid meteor shower – on Lindisfarne off the northeast coast of …

Astronomy

Check out these mammatus clouds

Mammatus clouds can appear ominous. But, in a way that’s so common in nature, their dangerous aspect goes hand in hand with a magnificent …

Astronomy

NASA thinks the moon's underground caves could house astronauts

The moon's surface isn’t just full of craters — it’s also full of holes. And according to NASA, these holes, and the underground caves to which they connect, could one day provide shelter to the space agency’s astronauts.<p>The moon’s more than 200 holes, or "lunar pits," were discovered by NASA’s …

Your ‘bestie’ is probably your distant cousin

People tend to pick friends who resemble them genetically. In fact, according to a new study, close friends are the genetic equivalent of fourth …

Genetics

This Week In Numbers: A Surprising Comet, A Creepy Robot, And More

<b>250,000,000 miles:</b> how far away the Rosetta spacecraft is from Earth. However, Rosetta is just <b>8,000 miles</b> from its target, a comet that is called 67P and is surprisingly shaped like a rubber ducky.<p><b>2,700,000:</b> the number of Wikipedia articles written by this one bot. That's <b>8.5 percent</b> of all the …

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Stem Cell Experiment

And other reasons not to mess around with unproven therapies<p>Eight years ago, doctors took nasal tissue samples and grafted them onto the spines of 20 quadriplegics. The idea was that stem cells within the nasal tissue might turn into neurons that could help repair the damaged spinal cord, and the …