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  • How This Stronger-Than-Steel Material Could Change the World

    Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel, lighter than paper and razor-thin. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will.

    Entrepreneur
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    USAA auto insurance rates beat the competition 4 out of 5 times. When you switch to USAA you can save an average of $426 a year. Get a quote today.

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  • Check Out This British Crowdfunding Campaign To Send A Rocket To Drill On The Moon

    The most inspirational mission to the moon since the Apollo landings.

    Business Insider
  • How NASA Opens Planetary Mission Data

    Editor’s Note: Thomas Stein is the Senior Computer Systems Manager for NASA’s Planetary Data System Geosciences Node at Washington University.As the U.S. National Aeronautic and Space Administration tests new rockets for its manned space program, planetary scientists are already working with reams…

    TechCrunch
  • Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Awarded LSDF Grant As Commercialization Partner

    Kennewick, WA / ACCESSWIRE / December 19, 2014 / Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") ( OTCQB: ADMD ), a late stage development company engaged primarily in the development of brachytherapy ...

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  • Antarctica Tourism Could Be Making Penguins Sick

    Antarctica remained largely untouched until roughly 200 years ago, and now, more than 10,000 people travel there every year. But tourists bring more than cameras. Scientists are warning that pathogens brought by visitors could threaten the continent’s most iconic inhabitant: the penguin.

    The Atlantic
  • Year in Review: Sigma-Aldrich acquired by Merck

    This September the German pharmaceutical giant Merck KGaA agreed to buy Sigma-Aldrich, one of St. Louis' oldest and largest life sciences companies. The $17 billion dollar deal for Sigma, which was founded in 1934 by brothers Aaron Fischer and Bernard Fischlowitz, is expected to close next year.…

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  • Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare

    The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, one of the most powerful types of flares possible, and was captured on camera by NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare triggered a strong radio blackout for parts of Earth as it peaked Friday at 7:28 p.m. EST (0028 Dec. 20…

    SPACE.com
  • 5 Crazy Habits You Might Adopt With Low-Cost Genome Sequencing

    A full human genome can now be sequenced for $1,000. That's still a little pricey for mass adoption, but Illumina and Pacific Biosciences could bring the cost down even further -- opening up the genomics ...

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    Could This Technology Make Cheap Energy Clean? - DNews

    We talk about energy a lot here on DNews, and for good reason. Learn how this company is looking to change the way we capture carbon.

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  • Ancient clay seals may shed light on biblical era

    Impressions from ancient clay seals found at a small site in Israel east of Gaza are signs of government in an area thought to be entirely rural during the 10th century B.C., says Mississippi State University archaeologist James W. Hardin.

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  • 8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Found in Ancient Clay Pots

    Ancient people pressed olive oil as far back as 8,000 years ago in Israel, a new study finds. Researchers found residues of the Mediterranean-diet staple on ancient clay pots dating back to the 6th millennium B.C. "This is the earliest evidence of the use of olive oil in the country, and perhaps…

    LiveScience.com
  • This large 'stick bug' robot has a name, and it's Hector

    Imagine a giant, mechanical stick bug that comfortably traverse small steps and rough rough terrain like loose gravel. In other words, all the normal accommodations that'd hypothetically keep these creatures from coming into your house through the backyard.

    The Verge
  • Ebola response in rural Sierra Leone not yet rapid enough

    By Emma Farge KOIDU, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - The rapid response team has arrived and the chaos is easing, but medics in a remote Sierra Leonean district are struggling to control a local Ebola outbreak when it's too late to nip it in the bud. A deployment of medical workers and equipment to Kono…

    Reuters
  • Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

    Scientists in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues. "Just by applying to the body like a compress, our novel sheet sensor detects biometric information extremely accurately," researchers at the…

    AFP
  • What to do about Silicon Valley's color problem?

    The tech sector's lack of diversity has been widely chronicled, but how do companies like Google, Apple and Facebook solve the problem?

    CNBC
  • Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches

    Boulders the size of stretch limousines littered beaches near the city of Tacloban in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded the region in November 2013. The towering stones provided a rare look at the way intense storms can demolish coastal communities, researchers said here on Tuesday…

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  • Welcome Home, Orion! NASA Space Capsule Back in Florida After Test Flight

    NASA's first Orion space capsule — which made its spaceflight debut at the beginning of this month — has returned to Florida after more than a week in transit. The capsule, designed to bring humans farther into space than ever before, flew to space for its first unmanned test flight on Dec. 5 from…

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    Woman Caught on Camera Taking Packages from Family's Doorstep

    Ryan and Marti Ruth used social media to find who took the packages containing their kids' Christmas gifts.

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  • Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

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  • 10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"

    By Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. As an 8.6-magnitude quake struck at sea,…

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