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Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens, 2 hours ago
China opened the world''s longest bridge over water on Thursday. The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long, according to Guinness World Records. It links China''s eastern port city of Qingdao to Huangdao island. State-run CCTV said the 110-foot-wide bridge cost more than 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billi...
Student-designed Device Could Make Dialysis Safer and Easier
Gizmag, 2 hours ago
There are approximately 1.5 million people worldwide who require regular hemodialysis treatments, due to the fact that their kidneys are no longer able to clean their blood. Clinicians generally reuse the same access point on each patient''s body, for routing their bloodstream to the dialysis machin...
Scavenging Ambient Electromagnetic Energy to Power Small Electronic Devices
Gizmag, 2 hours ago
As you sit there reading this story you''re surrounded by electromagnetic energy transmitted from sources such as radio and television transmitters, mobile phone networks and satellite communications systems. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a device that is able to ...
''New Metal Type'' at Earth''s Core
BBC News - Science & Environment, 2 hours ago
Under extreme pressures and temperatures, one of the main metals of the Earth''s interior has exhibited a never-before-seen transition. Iron oxide was subjected to conditions similar to those at the depth where the Earth''s innermost two layers meet. At 1,650C and 690,000 times sea-level pressure, t...
Russia blames radiation for space probe failure
Yahoo! News: Science News, 2 hours ago
The head of Russia''s space agency said Tuesday that cosmic radiation was the most likely cause of the failure of a Mars moon probe that crashed to Earth this month, and suggested that a low-quality imported component may have been vulnerable to the radiation.
Super Bowl MVP Prediction: No, Not Brady or Manning. It''s Social Media
Forbes - Tech, 2 hours ago
This year, the Indianapolis Super Bowl XLVI Host Committee is using social media to go beyond simple marketing communications and dialogues with fans to actually get feedback -and offer responses -in real-time.
Facebook IPO May Impact Culture -- Technology, 2 hours ago
Bloomberg''s Jon Erlichman reports the impact of Facebook Inc.''s initial public offering on the company''s employees and corporate culture. Erlichman speaks on Bloomberg Television''s "Bloomberg West."
Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Stroke, Studies Say (HealthDay)
Yahoo! News: Science News, 2 hours ago
Treating stroke patients with stem cells taken from their own bone marrow appears to safely help them regain some of their lost abilities, two small new studies suggest.
Could Cheap Gas Slow Growth Of Renewable Energy?
News, 2 hours ago
The relatively clean gas is replacing dirty coal-fired power plants. That''s good news for the environment. But in the long run, cheap natural gas might delay the transition to even cleaner sources of energy, such as wind and solar power.
Is That a Crashed Flying Saucer on the Seabed?
Discovery News - Top Stories, 2 hours ago
Linking a murky unknown circular artifact on the ocean floor to alien visitors is leap of faith wider than jumping the Grand Canyon.
NBC to Air Virgin Galactic Billionaire Richard Branson''s Trek to Space
NBC News Science, 2 hours ago
NBC and British billionaire Richard Branson on Friday announced an agreement to track the development of Virgin Galactic''s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane on television -- climaxing with a flight that will put Branson and his children into outer space.
Exclusive: Disney Reimagines Classic Star Wars Scenes in 8-Bit
Wired Top Stories, 2 hours ago
To celebrate the launch of its new mobile game Tiny Death Star, Disney artists have put a low-res spin on two memorable scenes from Star Wars.????
Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Slams Philippines
Boing Boing, 2 hours ago
Debris float on a flooded road as strong winds and rain continue to batter buildings after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, Leyte province in this still image from video November 8, 2013.
Living on Mercury Would Be Hard (Infographic)
infographics, January 30, 2015
Conditions on the planet Mercury would make living there a challenge. See what the days and nights might be like on the closest planet to the sun in our infographic.
Gorgeous Comet Lovejoy Makes Closest Approach to Sun
skywatching, January 30, 2015
Comet Lovejoy came within 120 million miles (193 million kilometers) of the sun early Friday. A bright and waxing moon makes spotting Lovejoy tough at the moment, but good viewing opportunities should open up in a week or so.
Mars Fossils? Curiosity Rover Team Questions Report on Potential Microbe Traces
search-for-life, January 30, 2015
Scientists on the Curiosity team have brought into question a recent report about potential trace fossils in the Mars rover''s images of the Gillespie rock outcrop.
Some Earthlike Alien Planets May Begin as ''Mini-Neptunes''
search-for-life, January 30, 2015
Frigid "mini-Neptunes" that take shape relatively far from red dwarf stars could be dragged inward over time, eventually losing most of their thick, gaseous envelopes and ending up in spots warm enough for life as we know it to survive.
Adidas Launching New Sneakers Inspired by Historic NASA Spacesuits
entertainment, January 30, 2015
If you have ever desired to take a "space walk," Adidas has the sneakers for you. The German shoe outfitter is set to launch two new pairs of sports trainers featuring the look and feel of NASA''s historic spacesuits.
Europe''s 1st Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Headed for Space
tech-robots, January 30, 2015
Europe is set to send its first 3D printer into the final frontier this year to experiment with zero-gravity manufacturing on long space voyages.
Gorgeous Celestial Objects Herald ''International Year Of Light'' | Video
science-astronomy, January 30, 2015
New images of Messier 51 (M51), SNR E0519-69.0, MSH 11-62, Cygnus A and RCW 86 have been released for this United Nations-declared event; each a composite of varying Space-based telescopes, including Chandra X-ray, Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes