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American Company, Luxembourg Partner on Asteroid Mining

May 6, 2016 12:58 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

The two entities have collaborated to further development of technology meant to commercialize space resources.

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The ABCs of 3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues, Organs

May 6, 2016 11:37 am | by Anna Spiewak, Editor | Comments

The technology may be still very new and ambiguous, but it's already making major strides in the medical field.

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Invisible Silk Coating Prevents Fruit Spoilage

May 6, 2016 9:51 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

A special silk protein could help preserve perishable foods.

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Engineers Create Tool That Turns Skin into Touchpads

May 6, 2016 8:57 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

New technology could create a seamless navigation experience for wearable devices with small screens.

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Venomous Mammal Changed Paths Before Dino Extinction

May 5, 2016 2:49 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Academics have successfully sequenced the mitochondrial genome of this rodent-like creature.

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Impact Craters—Hotbeds for Earth’s Life?

May 5, 2016 12:31 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers have used the Sudbury Basin as an analogue for the potential comet impacts that may have heralded primordial life on Earth.

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Get Out & See the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Tonight

May 5, 2016 10:07 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Every May, the Eta Aquarids meteor shower provides onlookers with a chance to glimpse shooting light streaks against the star-dotted expanse above. 

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Paging Dr. Robot—Autonomy in Computerized Surgery?

May 5, 2016 9:47 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

A new android could possibly give physicians a run for their money soon.

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Scientists Shake Out Theory for Southeastern U.S.'s Earthquakes

May 4, 2016 3:01 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Recent seismic activity in this region can be linked to pieces of the mantle breaking off and sinking into the Earth.

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Google, Fiat Partner on Self-Driving Minivans

May 4, 2016 1:28 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

With autonomous vehicles, driving the kids to soccer practice may soon not be the duty of a parent. 

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Artificial Intelligence Goes to Washington

May 4, 2016 9:51 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Get ready, because A.I. is on the White House’s radar, and it’s taking the field seriously.

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Biotech Company Gets OK to Reverse Brain Death

May 4, 2016 9:19 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Bioquark has received the go-ahead to see if brain regeneration is possible in patients that have been declared clinically dead. 

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A Nano-Engine That Could Power Next Generation of Robots

May 4, 2016 9:06 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

Engineers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself.

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Leveraging the Phone-to-Measure Lung Function

May 3, 2016 2:56 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

These researchers decided to utilize a piece of prominent technology to gauge lung function. 

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Theory Changes Meaning of the Viking’s Rök Runestone

May 3, 2016 11:40 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Previously thought to contain accounts of forgotten valor, the 9th-century Rök Runestone has puzzled scholars who wish to unlock its meaning. 

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