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Marathon Span: World''s Longest Sea Bridge Opens, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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, 1 hour 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.
US Announces New Efforts to Reduce Methane Emissions
Ars Technica, 1 hour ago
Right now, a lot of the methane created or extracted during other activities goes to waste. On Friday, the Obama administration announced that it would be making a multi-pronged assault on the emissions of methane, the primary component of natural gas. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, which means...
Commonly Used Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump May Have Broader Potential for Heart Patients
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, 1 hour ago
One of many uses for the intra-aortic balloon pump is helping ensure adequate oxygen and blood delivery to a heart struggling to resume beating in the aftermath of coronary bypass surgery. However, the most frequently used mechanical circulatory assist device in the world may have untapped potential...
Weekend Diversion: The Amazing Life of Coral Reefs [Starts With A Bang]
ScienceBlogs, 1 hour ago
Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There''s still time, but not a lot, to...
TECH NOW: Get a desk that can stand with you Feed, 1 hour ago
Standing on the job can do wonders for your long-term health.
Everything You Never Knew About the USDA Organic Label
INHABITAT, 1 hour ago
For those of us in the United States, healthy, organic food begins and ends with the USDA Organic Seal. But what does this seal actually tell us? You might be surprised to learn that all foods bearing this symbol are not created equal. To help clear up the confusion about what USDA certified organic...
How Location Scouts Find The Places That Look Like Somewhere Else
Gizmodo, 1 hour ago
For filmmakers, Los Angeles is basically infinite. It is a mega-city that contains every other city within it?"indeed, seemingly every other Earthly landscape is hidden somewhere in plain sight?"whether it''s a street that looks like Manhattan or a county park that literally looks like another world...
Robot Hand And Arm Gets Official Approval
BBC News - Technology, 1 hour ago
The Deka Arm has fingers that can move much like real ones making it easier for amputees to feed themselves, zip up clothes and unlock doors. The arm has a much greater range of movement than existing devices many of which are based around metal hooks or designs more than 100 years old. US Army vete...