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Sex Robots: Prostitution As A Science, Not An Art Sex Robots: Prostitution As A Science, Not An Art
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We can relegate this one to the realm of science fiction for the moment, but two researchers from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand suggest that in the near future, we could all be looking at a world where prostitution …

Scientists Create First Quantum Network
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Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany have successfully created the world’s first quatum network. A team of scientists led by Professor Gerhard Rempe, director at the institute and head of the Quantum Dynamics devision, …

Scotch Maker Experiments With Maturation In Space

Most of the time, science makes me smile. Every now and then, science makes me grin like a drunk schoolboy. This is one of those times. Ardbeg Distillery, a Scotch whisky distillery on the isle of Islay in Scotland, is …

Using Pencil Lead for Microprocessors?

Graphite, more commonly known as pencil lead, could become the next big thing in the quest for smaller and less power-hungry electronics. Resembling chicken wire on a nano scale, graphene – single sheets of graphite – is only one atom …

Women In Science & Math: Where Are They?

Girls may be more precocious than boys when it comes to getting good marks in the classroom, but somehow that doesn’t lead to most of these girls pursuing careers in the fields of science and math in their adult life. …

Project Glass Engineer Presentation Makes Google Contact Lenses Seem Likely Project Glass Engineer Presentation Makes Google Contact Lenses Seem Likely
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Remember Solve For X – that Google-hosted event earlier this year, where smart people gathered to discuss technology and solutions for real world problems? One of the presentations was from Babak Parviz. That presentation was about building microystems on the …

Robotic Jellyfish Swims With ‘Smart Material’ Bell

A robotic jellyfish dubbed “Robojelly” was created by a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech. The robot runs on hydrogen, and so might theoretically run forever in an underwater environment. The study, which …

1 Million Year Old Evidence Of Humans Using Fire Found

Courtesy of the University of Toronto Fire good. That is what we have always know. What we didn’t know is how long humans or their ancestors have known this. Microscopic traces of wood ash, alongside animal bones and stone tools, …

Stephen Hawking’s Brain Recorded by the ‘iBrain’
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The New York Times published an article yesterday about the iBrain, a portable EEG device meant to record electricity in the brain. Using algorithms developed by Dr. Philip Low, the device could be able to decipher messages from the brain …

Carbon Nanotube Scale Can Weigh a Single Proton
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A group of scientists at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology in Barcelona, Spain have succeeded in creating a scale so sensitive that it can measure accurately to the smallest unit of mass – the yoctogram. A yoctogram is one-septillionth of …

Evidence of Pre-Human Fire Usage Found

A team of archaeologists studying caves in South Africa have announced their findings that human ancestors were using fire to cook long before humans evolved. The study, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows …

New Microbe Converts Carbon Dioxide into Fuel
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A study published today in the journal Science details how researchers at UCLA have succeeded in converting carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. Things gets a bit technical from here, so I’ll give the summary upfront: A team at the Henry …

Massive Solar Tornado Spotted on the Sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite has captured images and video of a tornado on the sun several times as large as the Earth. Last September the SDO satellite filmed this twirling mass of superheated gas, which ranges in temperature …

Google Announces App Engine Research Awards Google Announces App Engine Research Awards

Google’s App Engine is used for a lot of different web applications. While it can be used for business applications, the more interesting uses come from the scientific and research fields. Google is now going to reward those who use …

New Estimate: Billions of Earth-like Planets in our Galaxy

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced a new estimate for the number of planets similar to Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy: tens of billions. “Our new observations with HARPS mean that about 40% of all red dwarf stars …

First Look At James Cameron’s Mariana Trench Voyage [VIDEO]

“It was a very lunar, desolate place, very isolated. My feeling was one of complete isolation from all of humanity.” That’s how James Cameron described the bottom of the ocean. Today, the first video from his impressive expedition lands and …

James Cameron’s Mariana Trench Tweet: Dispatches From The Bottom Of The Ocean
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James Cameron, the Academy Award winning director of films like Titanic, Avatar, and The Abyss, doesn’t keep his drive for thrills and exploration contained to his filmmaking. And on Sunday, Cameron reached the deepest point in the ocean, The Challenger …

Space Robots: Wolfgang Says Collaboration Is Key

If you are a fan of robots and space exploration you can thank the University of Arizona and Wolfgang Fink for the picture above. Fink is an associate professor at the university in the department of electrical and computer engineering. …

Message Beamed Through Solid Rock Using Neutrinos

Especially when used with the new light technology we reported on here recently, this could be a huge sea change for communications. A group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have …

Drug Side Effects Discovered With Computer Algorithm

A week ago, you started a new prescription medication for acne. Today, you feel dizzy and short of breath and have difficulty concentrating. Your symptoms are not listed in the package insert as possible side effects of the drug, but …

Most Americans Doubt U.S. Will Be On Top by 2020

More than half of likely voters doubt that the United States will be the No. 1 world leader in science, technology and health care by the year 2020, according to a new national public opinion poll commissioned by ResearchAmerica [pdf …