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The comic book artists that fuelled a century of science innovation

In 1905, Scientific American ran an intriguing advertisement from the Electro Importing company. “Everything for the Experimenter,” it boasted. “We give you the opportunity to tick yourself up to the head of a future wireless telegraph company as did Marconi, De Forest and others.” The Temlico, a …

Comic Books

Why the world still awaits its first space elevator

FOR decades engineers and science-fiction writers have dreamed of lifts capable of carrying things into orbit from the Earth’s surface. Konstantin …

25 Creative Branding, Visual Identity and Logo Design Examples

Professional branding or visual identity can be most valuable asset for any company or brand. <b>Corporate branding</b> is what sets your business apart from …

Film Posters in France, 1930s – 1960s

Beginning in the early 20th century, major studios like Gaumont, Pathé Frères, and Paramount commissioned posters to advertise their films. They …

The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved

The internet has more than one capacity problem to worry about, apparently. Researchers met in London this week to tackle growing concerns that fiber optic cables, which represent the internet's backbone, are hitting their physical limits. An Alcatel-Lucent representative warned that we could hit …

World's First Solar Sidewalk Installed At George Washington University

Walking on sunshine<p>Just in case those little solar-powered garden lights are not cool enough for you: The George Washington University has installed a 100-square-foot stretch of walkway that's covered entirely in solar panels. In a year, the solar sidewalk should make about 470 kilowatt-hours of …

Ex-Halliburton manager admits destroying oil spill data

<b>An ex-manager of US energy services giant Halliburton has admitted destroying evidence linked to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.</b><p>Anthony Badalamenti, 62, pleaded guilty in a US district court, and faces a maximum sentence of a year in prison.<p>The disaster - the biggest offshore oil spill in US …

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

Meteorite lifted from Russian lake weighs so much it breaks the scale

On Feb. 15, a meteor streaked across the sky, exploded and crashed through two feet of ice into Chebarkul Lake in Russia.<p>But now, scientists finally have a massive hunk of it to study.<p>A team of researchers and divers used SONAR to locate the five-foot long chunk of meteorite, about the size of a …

Titanic Violin Nets Over $1.6 Million At Auction

A violin that may have been played on the Titanic before the doomed ship hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the ocean netted more than $1.6 …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Almost 6 million young Americans out of school, work, study says

Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday.<p>That's almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.<p>Other studies have shown that idle young adults …

The Fed is about to make owning physical assets a game all banks can play

Last week, Federal Reserve officials leaked to the Wall Street Journal their tentative plan to limit the ability of Goldman Sachs and big banks to own metals warehouses, power plants, and other physical commodity assets.<p>But experts say that, if implemented, the policy the Fed is floating would …

Goldman Sachs

Prominent tax lawyer charged in SNC scandal

The corporate scandal that has scarred SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has expanded beyond the company's Montreal headquarters with a set of criminal charges laid against a prominent tax lawyer as part of an undercover police operation.<p>Up until the beginning of this year, Constantine Kyres headed the tax …

DARPA's New Project Sounds A Lot Like Computers That Think For Themselves

The newest competition out of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to create "fully automatic network defense systems" in order to mitigate these real-world consequences.<p>In other words, they want software systems that automatically detect, repair, and repel hacker attacks. Shorter …

Each U.S. Troop in Afghanistan Costs $2.1 Million

Though the Pentagon says it's a reflection of sending people and equipment home, investments in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance remain high.<p>The average cost of each U.S. troop—that is, each military member—in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, …

A Stark Reminder of How the U.S. Forced American Indians Into a New Way of Life

Of the some 136 million objects and specimens in the grand Smithsonian collections, most carry an implied positive energy, or a promise of better …

Electric Brain Stimulation Helps Rats With Spinal Cord Injuries Walk

The discovery could hold promise for paralyzed patients.<p>Stimulating a set of neurons deep in the brain has allowed rats with severe spinal cord injuries to walk almost normally again, a group of Swiss researchers reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i> this week. The rats were not completely …

Small tsunami reaches Japan after earthquake

<b>A small tsunami triggered by a quake has hit Japan's eastern coast - where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located - but no damage is reported.</b><p>The 30cm (1ft) waves reached the region after the 7.1 magnitude tremor struck at a depth of 10km (six miles), about 320km off the coast.<p>A tsunami …

Medieval 'Vampire' Skull Found

The remains of a medieval "vampire" have been discovered among the corpses of 16th century plague victims in Venice, according to an Italian …

Over 10 Percent Of America’s Largest Companies Pay Zero Percent Tax Rates

Among companies listed on the S&P; 500, almost one in nine paid an effective tax rate of zero percent — or even lower — over the past year, according …

X-37B: Secrets of the US military spaceplane

As the US Air Force prepares for the third launch of its mysterious X-37B vehicle, BBC Future looks at what is known about the classified project.<p>In the early morning of 16 June, 2012, a top secret spaceplane made a picture perfect landing at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. To those …

Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts - video

Europe's tallest and most active volcano, Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, erupts on Saturday. Lava spewed into the night sky over Etna's south-eastern crater and a kilometre-high ash plume was formed above the crater by sunrise. While there have been no reports of damage or evacuations in the area, …

Man Rescues Beer From Burning Home [Video]

A Georgia man admitted that he rushed backed into his burning home to rescue some beer.<p>This incident on Thursday afternoon perhaps gives a new …

JFK Airport: Man Arrested Carrying Loaded Rifle And Live Ammo

JFK Airport stopped a Tennessee man today, when hand guns, rifles and live ammunition were found in a bag he was carrying at New York’s International …

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DARPA's Next Challenges: Self-Patching Software and Healing the Brain

The Pentagon's research division launches two new high-profile efforts this week, the Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies and Cyber Grand Challenge.<p>The mad scientists at the Pentagon love a challenge, and this week they've got two. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects …

Nearly 300 Oil Spills Went Unreported In North Dakota In Less Than Two Years

Nearly 300 oil spills and 750 “oil field incidents” have occurred in North Dakota since January 2012 and none were reported to the public, according …

Meet Yuka, the 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth scientists want to clone