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‘Terminator’ polymer can spontaneously self-heal in just two hours

'Terminator' polymer can spontaneously self-heal in just two hours - ExtremeTech

Compared to human skin, this polymer moves very quickly -- and medical applications are just one possible area of interest for this amazing new material.

Voyager 1's Glow Glimmers in Interstellar Space

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were acquired by AOL in 2011, I inherited 53 properties built on dozens of different content management systems. It wasn't long after that I soon realized they we...

Disney's Software Could Let You 3-D Print Your Own Mechanical Toys

Disney’s Software Could Let You 3-D Print Your Own Mechanical Toys

Disney’s interest in bringing the magic of animation to the masses goes beyond moving images and into the physical world.

Voyager 1 has left the solar system: NASA says new research proves it's found interstellar space

Voyager 1 is officially the first human-made object to leave our solar system

NASA thinks it's finally settled when Voyager 1 left our solar system: on or around August 25th, 2012. The first Voyager probe launched in 1977, but while it's indubitably passed into previously...

'Smart Camera' To Act As Brain In Future Space Rovers; Will It Help Find Aliens On Europa?

'Smart Camera' To Act As Brain In Future Space Rovers; Will It Help Find Aliens On Europa?

The TextureCam could allow space rovers to analyze rocks without the help of human eyes. It takes 20 minutes for NASA's communications with Curiosity to reach Mars (about 250 times slower than a 3G cell phone) making it impossible for scientists to navigate the robot in real-time.

Researchers refine control algorithms for robotic swarms based on data from five free online games

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Researchers refine control algorithms for robotic swarms based on data from five free online games

Bomb-detecting lasers could speed up airport security

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Virgin Galactic's private spaceship flew higher and faster than it ever had before on Thursday (Sept. 5), giving company officials confidence that the vehicle is on track to start carrying passengers on suborbital jaunts next year.

Virgin Galactic's Record-Breaking SpaceShipTwo Test Flight Sets Stage for Passenger Trips By 2014

SpaceShipTwo is on track to begin commercial operations next year, Virgin Galactic officials say.

30-Micron Mona Lisa

This Mona Lisa Replica Is Thinner Than A Human Hair

It's a 30-micron masterpiece.

7-foot crab robot may be future of underwater exploration

7-foot crab robot may be future of underwater exploration

Crabster CR200, designed to overcome mobility challenges in rough water, is also a frighteningly awesome-looking robot.

NASA Hubble Telescope Discovers New Neptune Moon: Meet S/2004 N 1

NASA Hubble Telescope Discovers New Neptune Moon, Meet S/2004 N 1 [PHOTOS]

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture a new Neptune Moon, S/2004 N1, in photos taken between 2004 and 2009.

Next Nasa Mars rover to hunt ancient life

Next Nasa Mars rover to hunt ancient life

The rover the US space agency (Nasa) sends to Mars in 2020 will look for signs of past life.

Optical lattice atomic clock could 'redefine the second'

Optical lattice atomic clock could 'redefine the second'

Tests on an alternative atomic clock - known as an optical lattice clock - suggest that it could be used to redefine what a second is.

Design of Asiana’s 777 Allowed Passengers Speedy Escape

Design of Asiana’s 777 Allowed Passengers Speedy Escape

From mostly empty fuel tanks to a tail-first strike slowing the plane, the crash of Asiana Airlines Inc.’s Flight 214 became a story of survivability instead of disaster.

NASA Awards $125,000 Grant for 3D Printed Food on Long-Term Space Travels

NASA Awards $125,000 Grant for 3D Printed Food on Long-Term Space Travels

Items on the menu include cricket pizza

Ant studies to aid design of search and rescue robots

Ant studies to aid design of search and rescue robots

A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.