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Students Create Man-Sized Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish, This Is The Beginning Of The End

Students and researchers at Virginia Tech College of Engineering have created the death of us all a human-sized autonomous robotic jellyfish, to better study the locomotion of the unusual real-life animal that was its inspirati...
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Scientists Build Hollow Virus For Cheaper Vaccines

Call it hollow-hearted. Researchers have built a mimic of the outer capsule of the foot-and-mouth disease virus. Inside, where the virus’ genetic material normally lives, is empty. Such synthetic virus-like particles coul...
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4-Billion-Pixel Panorama Lets You Explore Mars As If You Were Standing Next To Curiosity

If you were standing next to the Mars rover Curiosity, this is what you’d see. Estonian photographer and editor Andrew Bodrov stitched together 407 images from two Curiosity cameras to come up with this interactive panorama. ...
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SCOTUS Justices Can’t Find Science On Same-Sex Marriage

03/29/13 at 12:42 pm I Hear the sledges with the bells - Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the icy air of night! While the stars that oversprinkle All the heaven...
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Google Street View Shows Abandoned Fukushima Town

The 21,000 residents of Namie-machi, Japan, haven’t been able to return to their hometown since March 2011. The radiation there from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is still too high. But now they, and the rest of ...
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Amazon’s X-Ray Answers The Question "Where Do I Know That Actor From?" While You Watch

It’s happened to all of us: you’re watching a TV show or movie, and an actor, one of those hundreds of actors who bounce around from supporting role to supporting role, pops up, as the doctor with a few lines, the d...
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Caffeine-Addicted Bacteria Die If You Give Them Decaf

Caffeine. Like so many other wonderful compounds that provide a lift, buzz, high or other pleasant side effect, caffeine under certain circumstances is toxic. It’s most certainly poisonous to humans in high amounts, but e...
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How A Seven-Sexed Organism Gets It On

The specifics of how a single-celled organism called Tetrahymena thermophila gets it on has been a scientific mystery for more than 50 years. See, T. thermophila has seven sexes, and it can reproduce in 21 combinations. For sex...
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FBI Wants To Spy On Your Online Chats As They Happen

“Is this conversation unencrypted?” is going to be the new “Are you wearing a wire?” Noting that communication technology has changed faster than the law, FBI general counsel Andrew Weissman said recentl...
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