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Can You See Your House? The Atlas of Light Pollution

Where is the worst artificial skyglow? An atlas of light pollution enlightens us....

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What Does a Two Kilo TNT Explosion REALLY Look Like? (US Army Photos)

US Army camera captures explosives in fine detail ...

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Dancing Hairs Alert Electric Bumblebees

Dancing hairs alert bees to floral electric fields ...

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If You Knew Where a Hand Had Been, Would You Still Shake It? In-hand Eye Improves Robotics

Robot's in-hand eye maps surroundings and determines hand's location ...

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Mellow Yellow, Pretty in Pink. The Science of Flower Colour

With customary Dutch horticultural knowhow, University of Groningen researcher explains the anatomy of flower color ...

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The Last Man on the Moon

Gene Kernan was the last man on the moon. This is his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss....

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Technoboffins Rejoice! Phone-based laser rangefinder works outdoors

Depth sensor built from off-the-shelf parts filters out ambient infrared light...

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It’s Balls, Not Smears. New Experiment Plots Quantum Surrealism

Scientists succeed at measuring the unmeasurable - demonstrating quantum forces without disturbing them. ...

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What do People Think About Climate Engineering? The answer may surprise you

New tool for gauging public opinion reveals skepticism of climate engineering ...

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Want Lightspeed Internet? You need NASA’s integrated-photonics modem

NASA engineers tapped to build first integrated-photonics modem ...

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Swiss Scientists Beat Off Rivals to Develop ‘Soft Gripper’

Technologists in Lausanne develop robotic fingers with a gentle touch ...

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Thwack! Feel the Flow with Pressure-Sensitive Rubber Gloves

More than mere Marigolds, Tokyo University researchers develop pressure-sensitive rubber gloves for medical workers....

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Zap Those Clouds Away: Smart Windows Get Cheaper

Soft colour composites may offer a cheaper alternative to smart windows. MIT researcher explains how. ...

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Fry, not Boil, for a Healthier Diet. WHUT?!

Deep-fried sprouts, anyone? Vegetables fried with olive oil have more healthy properties than boiled ones ...

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What’s 570 billion times brighter than our sun? The Millisecond Magnetar

Astronomers study what may be the most powerful supernova ever seen...

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Ink Levels Low? Fill it up with Rust! 3D Printing Advances

New rapid method expands the types of metals, alloys, and architectures that can be additively manufactured...

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Guaranteed New Year Weight-Loss, Effortlessly

Astronomers find new way to measure the pull of gravity at the surface of distant stars...

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Machine Intelligence Can Save the Planet. But do we trust it (not to kill us)?

Can human-machine superintelligence can solve the world's direst problems?...

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Cloudy Clouds and Cloudier Clouds. Where’s the Powder At?

Scientists discover that salty sea spray affects clouds ...

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Screw You, Confucius! Material Purchases Make You Happy

A recent study from Social Psychological and Personality Science shows material purchases provide more frequent happiness...

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Spuds in Space: How to (Really) Grow Potatoes on Mars

Crop harvested under Red Planet conditions will set course for Martian farming...

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Smart Selection: Evolution is Smarter Than We Thought

Research shows that it is possible for evolution to exhibit some of the same intelligent behaviours as learning systems...

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The Effortless Life-Extending Breakthrough You Have to Try

Face cream ingredient found to mimic life-extending effects of a calorie restriction diet ...

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Your Magneto-Jet Awaits, Sir. Powerful magnetic fields in Nature

Simulation shows key to building powerful magnetic fields ...

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Brain Strain: What You Don’t Want to Know (But Need To) About Cannabis

Study shows white matter damage caused by 'skunk-like' cannabis ...

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Higher Crop Yields: The Famine-Busting Breakthrough You’ve Never Heard Of

High yield crops a step closer in light of photosynthesis discovery ...

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Looking for Habitable Exoplanets? Search for the Pale Orange Dot

Early Earth's haze may give clue to habitability elsewhere in space ...

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Rain Getting You Down? On Mars, it’s Acid Fog

While Mars doesn't have much in the way of Earth-like weather, it does evidently share one kind of weird meteorology: acid fog....

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But Will There Be Fjords? The New Earths Yet to be Built

Most earth-like worlds have yet to be born, according to theoretical study ...

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