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  • This Guy Should Be On Fire

    Baby, you're a firework -- literally.Or, at least inventor Colin Furze is. In this video, Furze dons a self-made steel suit and steps safely inside a fireworks display.Furze creates the suit using a process called hydroforming, in which high-pressure water bends metal into new shapes. He…

    Huffington Post
  • The best vines from space (so far)

    Unlock that lock that stops you from leaning back in your chair, put on either that song from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure or "Powerhouse" (trust me, you know it), and watch these cube satellites get ejected from the International Space Station over and over. I would pay good money for a series of…

    The Verge
  • Is It OK To Pee In The Ocean?

    BI Answers: Is it OK to pee in the ocean? If...

    Business Insider
  • Fired Los Alamos nuclear expert files appeal

    Former Los Alamos lab employee argues that DOE abused its powers, retaliated against him for expressing views.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Illumina Partners with AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Janssen in NGS

    Illumina Inc. (ILMN) formed alliances with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech and Sanofi to develop a complete NGS-based oncology test system.

    Zacks
  • Must-know: SAP is positioned for a “big data” revolution

    In response to the rising data and the need for faster applications, SAP developed a main data management system that leverages main memory for storage. It's capable of delivering applications with the ...

    Market Realist
  • High 'n' Dry: GPS Offers New Way to Measure Drought

    The western United States has suffered a crippling drought for the past three years, but researchers now have a fuller picture of the extent of damage, thanks to a new way to measure how much water has been lost.

    LiveScience.com
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    Man Vs. The Universe

    A look at space exploration. Mankind has long been at the mercy of the cosmos - subject to the often violent happenings of the boundless universe that exists beyond the confines of Earth's atmosphere. But today humans are taking huge steps to claim space for their own design, evolution and survival…

    Internet Video Archive
  • Fewer U.S. youth using sunscreen new study finds

    The percentage of high school students using sunscreen dropped from 67.7 percent in 2001 to 56.1 percent in 2011, according to the study by researchers at William Paterson University in New Jersey and published Thursday in the publication Preventing Chronic Disease. The study analyzed survey data…

    Reuters
  • Aerospace and Defense Major Diversified Industry: Investing Essentials

    Want to invest in the world's biggest and best aerospace and defense companies? Here's everything you need to know to do that.

    Motley Fool
  • Watch a Cyborg Moth Twirl on the Dance Floor (Video)

    While the insect was in its late pupal stage, still wrapped in a cocoon, the team from North Carolina State University implanted an electrode in the creature's indirect flight muscles, the researchers explained in a video. "By watching how the moth uses its wings to steer while in flight, and…

    LiveScience.com
  • U.S. EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities: report

    The United States has made progress in reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remains to reduce risks for the country's most overburdened urban areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top official said on Thursday. The EPA released to Congress its second report on integrated…

    Reuters
  • YEC Member Spotlight: Kevin Xu, CEO, MEBO International

    Entrepreneur Kevin Xu offers great practical advice for starting up in the biotechnology industry and more.

    Young Entrepreneur Council
  • Estimote Wants To Pioneer ‘Nearables’ With New Stickers Beacon Hardware

    The Internet of Things gets a lot of hype, but its rollout is slow and it will take a long time for consumers to upgrade existing, non-connected devices that still work fine into something that can communicate with computing gadgets like smartphones. Estimote has put a lot of time and work into…

    TechCrunch
  • UK and Wellcome offer $10 million for emergency Ebola research

    An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world's worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined 6.5 million pounds ($10.8 million). "The gravity of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa demands an urgent…

    Reuters
  • Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

    A company called FarmLink has raised $40 million in equity capital to further its business of analyzing sensor data to determine how much food a field can ideally yield. It's just the latest in a string ...

    Gigaom
  • Factbox: Tire rubber from dandelions

    (Reuters) - Tire makers such as Bridgestone Corp and Continental AG are spending millions of dollars on the development of new rubber-yielding crops such as dandelions to reduce their reliance on rubber-tree plantations in Southeast Asia. Here are key facts about the rubber trade and the research…

    Reuters
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    How Do Microwaves Work? - DNews

    Microwave ovens are a quick and easy way to heat food. How exactly do they work? Join Trace as he discusses how microwaves are able to heat food so quickly.

    DNews
  • Coming to a TV near you: ABC's Chris Hadfield-inspired astronaut comedy

    Everything I learned about space — how you cry, eat, sleep, vomit, wash, exercise, and more — I learned from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. During his missions aboard the International Space Station, Hadfield created a bevy of short Q&A-style videos that showed the topsy-turvey life of an…

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