Category: Science

Most habitable planets may be completely covered in water

Those planets that had less water tended to have much less, to the point where deserts dominated the landscape.

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Artificially bright clouds might save the Great Barrier Reef

Most likely, this would work by spraying salt particles that are just large and abundant enough to brighten low-level

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Prepare for the world’s first nanocar race this month

The nanocars come in a variety of shapes and functionalities, and they’re not technically “cars,” since they don’t have

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Nearby ‘super-Earth’ may be our best shot yet at finding alien life

Scientists are finding potentially life-bearing planets at a surprisingly high rate, but the latest may be more tantalizing than

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Facebook details its plans for a brain-computer interface

In a video demo, Dugan showed the example of a woman in a Stanford lab who is able to

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Kickstarter seeks creators to launch more ambitious projects

Perhaps the best examples for that category are LightSail, the Bill Nye-helmed campaign that brought Carl Sagan’s “solar sailer”

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Alphabet starts collecting health info to better predict disease

For one thing, Verily will sequence the genomes of all 10,000 subjects. That’s no mean feat when it costs

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Watch NASA’s first 360-degree live stream of a rocket launch

The agency, Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance (developer of the Atlas V rocket that will ferry Cygnus to

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Theranos settlement means it could have a lab again in 2019

This doesn’t put Theranos completely in the clear. It still has to worry about investigations, for a start. And

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NASA seeks comet ‘crumbs’ with a new detection technique

This is just a proof of concept study, and NASA would have to get the go-ahead to use it.

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