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Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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, 28 minutes 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.
NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Dwarf Planet Ceres This Week
spaceflight, 23 hours ago
Dawn is scheduled to reach Ceres - the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter - Thursday night. The probe has been headed for Ceres since September 2012, when it departed Vesta, the asteroid belt''s second-biggest denizen.
Artist''s ''Apollo 18'' Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards
entertainment, 23 hours ago
The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you''re invited to witness it from New York City''s Times Square. ''Apollo XVIII'' by artist Marco Brambilla weaves footage from NASA missions with computer renderings to form a countdown to a fictional moon
Best Space Stories of the Week - March 1, 2015
science-astronomy, 23 hours ago
Astronomers discovered the most gigantic black hole yet known and Leonard Nimoy - Mr. Spock from the beloved "Star Trek" series - passed away at the age of 83. Here are''s pics for the top space stories of the week.
Astronauts Add Antennas, Cables to Space Station in 3rd Spacewalk
spaceflight, 23 hours ago
The International Space Station is now three steps, or rather spacewalks, closer to being ready for the arrival of new U.S. commercial crewed spacecraft with the completion of a trio of two-astronaut excursions.
Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles
PhysOrg, 23 hours ago
(AP)-Myanmar''s forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country''s western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.
Construction begins 2016 for Hyperloop on five-mile stretch
PhysOrg, 23 hours ago
Hyperloop construction will occur next year with the first full-scale track. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced it plans to start building a five-mile track in central California in 2016. Consider this an urban Hyperloop system for California, and not a dream on paper but quite real.
Fashionable or geeky-the modern watch dilemma
PhysOrg, 23 hours ago
It''s Milan fashion week, you''ve got tickets to the catwalk shows and an outfit to die for, but which watch to wear? A chunky smartwatch or chic ticker that can''t tell the time?