Diving Robot 'Mermaid' Lends a Hand (or 2) to Ocean Exploration...

In Mediterranean waters, off the coast of France, a diver recently visited the shipwreck La Lune - a vesssel in King Louis XIV's fleet - which lay untouched and unexplored on the ocean bottom since it sank in 1664. But...
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02 May 2016, 23:20

Portable Device Can Test If Your Food Is Gluten-Free...

For people with gluten allergies or celiac disease, the idea of ​​eating out in restaurants can be terrifying. It typically involves scrutinizing menus and food labels, interrogating waiters, or having to bring their...
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30 April 2016, 17:51

Mars Comes to Earth: Scientists 'Visit' Red Planet with Augmented Reality...

WASHINGTON - NASA is aiming to send astronauts to Mars sometime in the 2030s, but a new technology could help scientists explore the surface of the Red Planet - from its sprawling craters to its enormous volcanoes -...
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26 April 2016, 15:20

Tesla Coils 'Sing' in Electrifying Performance...

WASHINGTON - When most people rave about seeing an "electrifying" performance, they typically are not talking about witnessing real lightning on stage. But for the band ArcAttack, harnessing the power of 1 million volts...
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25 April 2016, 20:21

New Wearable Device Is Virtual Ski Coach Inside Your Boot...

Whether you fear face-planting the moment you get off a chairlift or you're perfectly at home on the slopes but want to better navigate a tricky black-diamond course, a new wearable gadget for skiers is here to help....
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25 April 2016, 18:23

William Shatner: 'Star Trek' Tech Is 'Not That Far-Fetched'...

WASHINGTON - William Shatner knows a thing or two about sci-fi tech. The 85-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of the fictional Captain James Kirk, the courageous and willful leader of the starship...
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25 April 2016, 16:44

How Jet-Black Metal Converts Sunlight to Steam Power...

Steam power, once a major force behind the Industrial Revolution, could be coming back into fashion, after Chinese researchers designed the world's "darkest metal" that converts sunlight to steam at roughly 90 percent...
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22 April 2016, 22:08

Sci-Tech Visionaries Gather for 'Future Is Here' Festival...

This weekend, hundreds of scientists, tech visionaries and industry leaders will flock to the nation's capital for Smithsonian magazine's "Future Is Here" festival, a three-day event that explores research and...
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22 April 2016, 1:22

Levitating Sled Sets New World Speed ​​Record...

A new magnetic levitating (maglev) sled has blasted its way to a world speed record. The lightning-fast sled is officially the fastest object of its kind, according to the U.S. Air Force. The 2000-lb. (900 kilograms)...
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21 April 2016, 23:25

Why Does Virtual Reality Make Some People Sick?...

Virtual reality, long the stuff of sci-fi movies and expensive, disappointing gaming systems, appears poised for a breakout. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent $ 2 billion in 2014 to acquire Oculus VR and its Rift...
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488
20 April 2016, 22:24

This 'Smart' Juicer Is Like a Keurig Machine for Juice...

A glass of freshly squeezed juice certainly beats the mass-produced kind you'd buy off a store shelf - after all, it's both tasty and nutritious. Yet making fresh juice at home has always been a lot of work and a big...
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20 April 2016, 14:20

Flexible Camera Wraps Around Objects to Capture 360-Degree Views...

A new camera that looks like a flat sheet of paper is so thin and flexible that it could be wrapped around everyday objects, such as desks, cars, streetlights and even clothing, new research shows. The new device could...
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20 April 2016, 2:04

Cosmic Ray Tech May Unlock Pyramids' Secrets...

A new generation of muon telescopes has been built to detect the presence of secret structures and cavities in Egypt's pyramids, a team of researchers announced on Friday. Built by CEA (French Alternative Energies and...
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19 April 2016, 1:01

Ikea's New Chainless Bike Never Rusts...

Dealing with a rusty bicycle chain can be a messy affair, but an innovative new bike from Ikea solves that pesky problem. The furniture retail giant recently introduced its new "Sladda" bike, which uses an oil-free and...
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18 April 2016, 23:00

Ultrathin 'E-Skin' Turns Your Hand into an Electronic Display...

Your smartphone could one day be replaced by an electronic display laminated to the back of your hand, if the inventors of a new ultrathin "e-skin" have their way. For the first time, Japanese scientists have...
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18 April 2016, 18:21