Zack Metiva

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Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

Study says gravity and Higgs boson interacted to save the universe

One second after the Big Bang, the Higgs boson should have caused a Big Crunch, collapsing the universe to nothing. But gravity saved the day.<p>Since …

Five things we learned from robotics expert Mark Setrakian

Mark Setrakian has been working with robotics and animatronics for a while -- starting at 19 and working at Industrial Light & Magic. If you've seen <i>Men In Black</i>, <i>Hellboy</i> or even <i>Pacific Rim</i>, then you've seen some of his creations. He's also a former heavyweight champion of <i>Robot Wars</i> and the man …

Is Mars One ready to colonize the Red Planet? MIT engineers say no

A team of engineers at MIT that studies the technology needed for humans to live on other planets has determined that the Mars One plan to send four people to colonize the Red Planet by 2025 is not possible.<p>"The claim they make is that no new technology is required for their mission," said Sydney …

Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Scientists are reporting the first strong evidence that human embryonic stem cells may be helping patients.<p>The cells appear to have improved the vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.<p>The researchers …

After three years of follow up, researchers say the treatment is safe and most patients have notably improved vision<p>Patients with a devastating eye disease who had embryonic stem cell therapy to improve their sight have suffered no major side-effects since they had the treatment, scientists …

Secret Robot Space Plane Returns To Earth Today

Classified: What the space plane does. Unclassified: America has a freakin' robotic space plane.<p>In 2012, the Air Force sent an unmanned robot plane into space. It is scheduled to return today, completing its third voyage into space, one that began way back in the simpler days of 2012. The X-37B …