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Austronauts Will Soon Drink Espresso in Space

Jun 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Some earthly pleasures will soon be available in outer space. The Italian coffee maker, Lavazza, has partnered up with Argote, an engineering company, and designed a special espresso machine. The ISSpresso will provide freshly brewed coffee for the a...

NASA Scientist Makes the Idea of Warp Drive Possible

Jun 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM

A space warp drive that can propel spacecraft at the speed of light, popularized by the Star Track series, is still science fiction, but when NASA physicist Dr. Harold White unveiled his new and amazing vision of a futuristic warp-drive spacecraft, i...

NASA Uses Laser Beam to Transmit Message from Space to Earth

Jun 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

NASA is about to turn your Star Trek fantasies into reality. Researchers launched special equipment to the International Space Station (ISS) in April to test whether laser beams can transfer large amounts of data from space to earth. The beam transmi...

Auto-Balancing Bike Teaches Kids to Ride in a Single Afternoon

Jun 11, 2014 at 09:00 AM

With self-parking cars now in the mainstream, it was only a matter of time before scientists invented auto-balancing bikes. The Jyrobike is aimed at 3-8 year-olds, and can teach kids to ride without training wheels in a single afternoon. Its secret i...

One Small Step for this Kid, One Giant Leap for Phone Chargers

Jun 10, 2014 at 09:00 AM

15-year-old Filipino boy Angelo Casimiro spends a lot of time thinking about footsteps. So much, in fact, that he found a way to convert the energy he expends with each step into electricity, which in turn charges his phone. Don’t get your hopes up...

Experts Fooled into Thinking Computer is Human

Jun 09, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The future belongs to the machine. A computer was able to mimic a 13-year-old boy and convince experts that it was human. This is the first time in the history of computing that a computer has passed the Turing test, an evaluation of a machine's inte...

Artist Reconstructs Van Gogh’s Ear from Living Relative’s DNA

Jun 08, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I bet you've all heard that creepy story of a man chopping off his own ear while intoxicated, after drinking a psychedelic liqueur. Well, that man is Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, and that infamous ear is now being 3D-replicated by German artist Di...

50 Years of Wonders – 10 Precious Innovations that MIT Gave the World

Jun 06, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Chances are that most of the electronic devices, gizmos and gadgets you are using are a result of the work and research made by scientists at MIT. For the last 50 years this university's Computer Science Department has been at the forefront of many a...

Massive Burst of Solar Winds and Magnetic fields Captured by Nasa's IRIS probe

Jun 03, 2014 at 01:00 PM

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectograf (IRIS) has captured a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields that rose above the solar corona and were eventually released into space. The outburst, or coronal mass ejection, was captured in spectac...

Suspended Animation Can Save Lives, Will Be Tested on Humans

May 26, 2014 at 04:00 PM

The stuff of science fiction is, slowly but surely, becoming reality-- and it has the potential to save human lives. Suspended animation is a technique ER doctors can use to revive patients by inducing a condition that resembles hypothermia. It is a ...

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