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The Tesla Battery Heralds The Beginning Of The End For Fossil Fuels

May 5, 2015 | by John Mathews While wind and solar power have made great strides in recent years, with renewables now accounting for 22% of electric energy generated, the … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

4/5/2015 by Louise Watt A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Astronomers Seek Super-Size Hubble Successor to Search for Alien Life

May 4, 2015 |By Lee Billings On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope rode a space shuttle into low Earth orbit to become the most productive observatory in history. … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Computing after Moore’s Law

The technologies chip makers hope can keep Moore’s Law alive Apr 14, 2015 |By Seth Fletcher Fifty years ago this month Gordon Moore published a historic paper with an amusingly … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jeff Bezos Co. Launches Surprise Test of Private Spaceship

The suborbital “New Shepard” spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 93 kilometers in its inaugural flight April 30, 2015 |By Tariq Malik and The private spaceflight company Blue … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean (Technically, it is still 3D)

In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene—highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dayside : Electron microscopy is beautiful

By: Charles Day 13 March 2015 Last month Josh Redlich of Sterling Publishing kindly sent me a copy of a new coffee-table book whose title hints at its gorgeous contents—Science … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

NASA’s Space Launch System Booster Passes Major Ground Test

The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Biggest Telescopes on Earth: How They Measure Up

Jeremy Hsu, Senior Writer Ten Huge Telescopes on Earth Next-generation ground telescopes received priority designation from a long-awaited report by the National Academy of Sciences. They would join a … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

World’s Most Accurate Clock Loses Just 1 Second Every 16 Billion Years

by Stephen Luntz Scientist have built a pair of clocks that keep time with staggering accuracy using the vibrations of atoms trapped in laser beams. Their agreement was so good that if they had … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pleurobot is salamander-like robot with lifelike motion (More crazy stuff)

by Nancy Owano A video showing “multimodal locomotion in a bioinspired robot” has been making the rounds, and the video demonstrates advances in robotics as scientific tools as well as … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Data-driven audience targeting expands to drone tests in LA (interesting & disturbing)

“Experimenting With Drones For Data Collection.” This is the sort of headline that could set off alarm bells in the minds of privacy proponents worried about the potential limits and … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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