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July 31st
Fill 'er up! Jenn Durfey/Flickr, CC by 2.0 Beer waste products are being used to create cleaner gasoline. Generally, beer and moving cars don't work well together. But in a few places, companies are recycling the detr…
July 31st
The Future Of Elevators Will Happen Here ThyssenKrupp Like something out of Total Recall, the architecture firm ThyssenKrupp wants to build elevators that go up, down, and sideways. How do you test such a contraption? Well, …
July 31st
Kasthuri et al./Cell 2015 A 3D reconstruction of 13 axons, packed closely together with a single spine originating from a central dendrite. The human brain remains one of the most mysterious organs in the human body. However,…
July 30th
Not to crunchy, not too soggy... but just right cyclonebill via Wikimedia Commons You’d have to be crazy not to love cereal in milk. But the longer those crispy puffs or flakes sit in that milky bowl, the soggier they b…
July 30th
China's Tianhe-2 is the world's fastest supercomputer... but not for long. Sam Churchill via Flickr, CC by 2.0 Yesterday, President Obama signed an executive order to establish the National Strategic Computing Initiative, int…
July 29th
Mycosporine-based sun-blocking film Susana Fernandes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Researchers have used compounds found in algae and reef fish mucus to create a material that naturally blocks harmful UV rays, accor…
July 28th
Robotic Killers Paramount Pictures Terminator Genisys comes out July 1; Tomorrowland comes out May 22 In movies, robots typically masquerade as humans in order to infiltrate society and annihilate us. In real life,…
July 27th
Sarcastic Wolf Know Your Meme The Sarcastic Wolf--which emerged in 2013--shows a blank-eyed wolf, meant to embody sarcasm. If you've ever doled out a sarcastic joke to a sensitive friend, you know all too well the …
July 27th
Here in the States we talk about 0-60-mph runs when it comes to discussing the specs and performance of your average performance machine. Across the pond, our enthusiast friends who smartly embrace the metric system, measure a nearly similar jaunt as…