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Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Human Eggs in the Lab

The conventional line of thinking says that women can produce only a finite number of egg cells over their lifetimes. Some researchers dispute this, but a new study suggests that it might not matter. Researchers at Massachusett...
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‘Dronecleaners’ Deliver Pants By Quadcopter

What’s the best way to convince millenials to get their suits drycleaned? No one knows, but Philadelphia’s Manayunk Cleaners is trying drones. The drone is a modified DJI Phantom quadcopter, which is a commercially ...
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This Week in the Future, February 27-March 2, 2012

Aw, this is cute. This robot is so in love with Mona (or is motivated by her red lipstick, whatever) that he draws a heart. Only it’s a robot heart. With no heartbeat. Look, just because a robot can sketch a person’...
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MIT Computer Software Makes The Internet 3 Times Faster

If you’re reading this, you’re probably using a version of the transmission control protocol, or TCP, a system that regulates internet traffic to prevent congestion. It works, and it’s getting better all the t...
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Ocean-Crossing Robots Reach Hawaii, Setting a New Distance Record

The four Wave Glider robots that set out from San Francisco in November on an unprecedented robotic crossing of the Pacific have arrived at the big island of Hawaii for a quick systems check-up. Their arrival marks the shatteri...
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A Boeing Exec On How Jet Fuel Will Become Sustainable

The Change Aviation has always run on petroleum. In fact, jet fuel had been the same from the dawn of the jet age up until about three years ago. Then the airline industry changed international jet-fuel specifications to allow ...
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Meet Robojelly, the Hydrogen-Powered Jellyfish-Shaped Immortal Underwater Surveillance Robot

A new robotic jellyfish is powered by hydrogen, and could theoretically never run out of energy as it pulses through the sea. It’s designed to work as a search and rescue or surveillance ‘bot for the U.S. Navy. Researchers ...
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Scare Tactics Don’t Stop People From Using Drugs

For years, anti-drug and anti-smoking ads have relied on scaring people about the potential health risks of substance abuse. These are smoker’s lungs! This is your brain on drugs! Unfortunately, scaring kids into sobriety...
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High Court Rejects Patents on Genes, Sending Breast Cancer Gene Case Back to Square One

Amid all the hype over the federal health care law before the Supreme Court, you might have missed this even more relevant news: The high court rejected an appeals court ruling allowing genes to be patented. The case involves t...
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