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'Clone by phone' makes for faster vaccine preparation

Curiosity rover to stay in 'safe mode' for days while NASA tackles glitches

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NASA's Curiosity rover has mostly had smooth sailing since it touched down on Mars last year. Unfortunately, it's in a more precarious position as of this past Thursday. After noticing corrupted memory files on the robot's primary computer, overseers have kicked Curiosity into a "safe mode" with a backup...
Curiosity rover to stay in 'safe mode' for days while NASA tackles glitches

Georgia Tech models swimming, cargo-carrying nanobots

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The nanobot war is escalating. Not content to let Penn State's nanospiders win the day, Georgia Tech has answered back with a noticeably less creepy blood-swimming robot model of its own, whose look is more that of a fish than any arachnid this time around. It still uses material...
Georgia Tech models swimming, cargo-carrying nanobots
Replica Portal Gun goes up for pre-order in Japan
Location tracking of GSM cellphones: now easier (and cheaper) than ever
'Jurassic Park 4' flies in the face of science by cutting feathered dinosaurs
Reconnaissance agency offers NASA two Hubble-class telescopes

DogVacay Fetches $6 Million from Benchmark Capital

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DogVacay has raised $6 million in capital to build out a local marketplace providing in-home boarding services, a category being referred to as “Airbnb for dogs.” Benchmark Capital contributed to the company’s first round, and previous investors include First Round Capital and Science, the L.A.-based incubator. DogVacay is live in the U.S. and...
DogVacay Fetches $6 Million from Benchmark Capital

Crystals... made of time

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Sometimes I know that I'm going to write about a paper before I even read it. The hook is simply too inviting. A new paper, simply entitled "Time crystals," with a companion paper "Quantum time crystals," is that sort of irresistible. Even if the papers turned out to be...
Crystals... made of time

Private Company Successfully Launches First Official Cargo Ship To The International Space Station

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Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral Sunday night in the first of 12 cargo deliveries under a $1.6 million contract with NASA.  The unmanned commercial cargo ship with carry 1,000 pounds of food, supplies and scientific equipment to the crew of the International Space Station. It...
Private Company Successfully Launches First Official Cargo Ship To The International Space Station

University of Glasgow makes 3D models with single-pixel sensors, skips the cameras (video)

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Most approaches to capturing 3D models of real-world objects involve multiple cameras that are rarely cheap, and are sometimes tricky to calibrate. The University of Glasgow has developed a method that ditches those cameras altogether. Its system has four single-pixel sensors stitching together a 3D image based on the...
University of Glasgow makes 3D models with single-pixel sensors, skips the cameras (video)

Valve engineer builds a sweet hybrid rocket engine (video)

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Sometimes you just build a rocket in your spare time. Or at least that’s what you do if you’re Valve hardware hacker Ben Krasnow. Krasnow, a self-described “hacker extraordinaire,” has several videos on YouTube showing his crazy electrical and mechanical projects. But his latest is a real doozy. In...
Valve engineer builds a sweet hybrid rocket engine (video)

Study: 95% Of Independent Restaurant Don’t Have Mobile Sites, Only 40% Have Online Menus

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Restaurants just love to put Flash intros with auto-playing music and animations on their front pages. If you are trying to look at a one of these sites on your mobile browser without Flash, chances are there is no way to bypass the animation and get to the information you...
Study: 95% Of Independent Restaurant Don’t Have Mobile Sites, Only 40% Have Online Menus

Integral Options Cafe: Toward a Science of Consciousness, Day 4: Transformations of Consciousness http://bit.ly/bAjDXU

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Integral Options Cafe: Toward a Science of Consciousness, Day 4: Transformations of Consciousness http://bit.ly/bAjDXU

Peer 150 years into the future of tech and science

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A lot can change in a year, but how much can change in a century and a half? A BBC Future infographic theorizes on a few logical advancements that could come about as civilization marches toward the year 2150. [Read more]...
Peer 150 years into the future of tech and science

Just in time for Valentine's Day, this awesome video explains the science of love

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Popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE has produced a great new video explaining how your brain works differently when you are in love — just in time for Valentine’s Day. Surprisingly (or maybe not, depending on how deeply you’ve felt love), a brain in love looks a lot like a brain...
Just in time for Valentine's Day, this awesome video explains the science of love

Link between cell phones and cancer may be unjustified

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A new U.K. science review says not to worry about brain tumors while chatting on mobile phones because "evidence overall has not demonstrated any adverse effects on human health." [Read more]...
Link between cell phones and cancer may be unjustified

Frozen Banana-Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Milkshakes

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If you've visited this site in the past couple of months, you've read about one-ingredient ice cream, made from frozen bananas that have been whipped furiously into a smooth, dreamy dessert. Well, the same science applies to milkshakes, and it led us to this: a thick, creamy, chip-studded shake that's...
Frozen Banana-Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Milkshakes

Why is your red different than my red? (video)

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I remember the first time I ever met someone who had color blindness. I was young and wanted to know why another kid wasn’t calling a certain Lego piece “green.” It was an incredibly confusing moment and one that helped me start to understand that we all have distinct...
Why is your red different than my red? (video)
Richard Dawkins on science: 'it works, bitches'

Watch Squid Cells Bump to Cypress Hill's 'Insane in the Brain'

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Via Tumblr's reigning science guru Joe Hansen comes a biology video made to go viral: audio of an early-1990s hip hop track stimulates synchronized pulsing chromatophores (pigmented cells) in a squid fin. It's amazing. The video was created by Backyard Brains, two guys who hook up electrodes to cockroach parts to...
Watch Squid Cells Bump to Cypress Hill's 'Insane in the Brain'
How 3D printing is helping to change science for the better

Alt-week 8.11.12: Robo-billies, quasicrystals and radioactive art

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Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. It's not like we're trying to out-weird ourselves, it just, somehow, keeps happening. At least one of this week's offerings (we'll leave it to you to figure out which) will possibly...
Alt-week 8.11.12: Robo-billies, quasicrystals and radioactive art

What Sequestration Would Do to the Country's Science Budgets

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In a new report, the Obama Administration details what will happen if Congress can't find a budget compromise before January 2013....
What Sequestration Would Do to the Country's Science Budgets

AudienceScience scores cash, names former PopCap exec as CFO

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AudienceScience has raised additional capital and named former PopCap Games executive Bob Chamberlain to the role of chief financial officer. The marketing services company declined to comment on how much cash it raised in the most recent round, but a SEC filing indicates that it has reeled in $9.2 million...
AudienceScience scores cash, names former PopCap exec as CFO

Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle

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It may be obvious now, but when Heliocentrism was cooked up by Nicolaus Copernicus, he was branded a heretic. The idea that the Earth orbited the Sun, conceived without the aid of any equipment, would only be proved half a century later, when Galileo built a telescope and pointed...
Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle

Product: SciDB - A Science-Oriented DBMS at 100 Petabytes

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Product: SciDB - A Science-Oriented DBMS at 100 Petabytes

A First-Person View Of A Sea Lion Versus A Huge Octopus - Science [VIDEO] - io9

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A First-Person View Of A Sea Lion Versus A Huge Octopus - Science [VIDEO] - io9
Toyota and Lexus show off autonomous -- but not self-driving -- car at CES

Angry Science

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