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Build Yourself – Tristan Copley Smith

  In the farmlands of Missouri, an unlikely Polish physicist is developing affordable, easy to build industrial machines and sharing his designs on the…


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Black Holes Grow Fractal

Feeding black holes develop a fractal skin as they grow. That’s the conclusion of simulations that take advantage of a correlation between fluid dynamics…


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Animals Are Persons Too

This short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.    


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$5 Billion Tesla Gigafactory to Start Bidding War

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s plan to build what co-founder Elon Musk bills as the world’s largest battery factory could not only shake up the…


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“Moneyball” Nate Silver Predicts the GOP Race

“Moneyball” Nate Silver’s methods predict GOP win for the senate race. How simple are the statistics? Will they prove correct? http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/fivethirtyeight-senate-forecast/


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Epoch of Reionization of the Universe

Gravity wave detection is a triumph. Don’t forget the Epoch of Reionization, though, when lights turned on in the universe.     


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Harvesting Energy form the Smallest Motions

Researchers have built an electricity generator that can harvest energy from the most gentle movements. They say their device can produce a steady current…


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Giant machines are boring tunnels under London

By the end of 2014, London will have added 42 km of new underground rail tunnels. Crossrail will use eight tunnel boring machines (TBMs)…


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Drug Delivery with Light-heated Water

Light-activated drug delivery could lead to “any technological application requiring that chemistry be controlled in time and in space, such as in catalysis or…


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Robot to be Untethered

Everyone’s favorite terrifying humanoid is about to lose the system of cables and tubes that feeds it a steady diet of power, fluids and…