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  • Curbed National: MIT Unveils 190-Ton Memorial Dedicated to Sean Collier, Officer Slain by Boston Marathon Bombers

    Photo by Iwan Baan via MIT News In Cambridge, Massachusetts yesterday, MIT dedicated a new permanent memorial to Sean Collier, the campus police officer ambushed by the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on April 18, 2013. The completed...

    Curbed Chicago38 mins ago
  • Out-of-Body Experience Is Traced in the Brain

    What happens in the brain when a person has an out-of-body experience? In a new study, researchers using a brain scanner and some fancy camera work gave study participants the illusion that their bodies were located in a part of a room other than where they really were. Then, the researchers…

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  • Why Hawaiians are protesting construction of the world's second-largest telescope

    For years, astronomers have been planning a new telescope in Hawaii, larger than any in human history, that would help us explore distant new corners of the universe. The instrument is the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT): a gigantic instrument with a mirror nearly three times as wide as any telescope…

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  • GroGenesis Aims to Become Leader in Natural Plant Growth Technologies

    WHITEFISH, MT / ACCESSWIRE / May 4, 2015 / With the global population at 7.3 billion currently and expected to reach 9.1 billion in 2050, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization has warned ...

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  • 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Had Deadly Predecessors

    Indian Ocean tsunamis destroyed one of the world's most important silk-route ports in the 15th century, new research finds. Yet there is little record of this devastating tragedy passed down in stories or written records on the island of Sumatra. "Probably not enough people survived to rebuild,"…

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  • Does Torturing Your Data Into Submission Yield The Right Insights?

    It’s not hard to see that data and analytics have immense power over the dynamics of decision making. Every day, executives heavily rely on data-related opportunities to improve revenues, increase productivity, and create entirely new business models. For many, insight is the oil for running a…

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  • Color Me Confused! Iridescence Helps Animals Evade Predators

    Iridescent creatures — such as dragonflies, catfish and boa constrictors — often dazzle onlookers with their shimmering colors. These alluring, luminescent hues may be key to an animal's survival, helping it to confuse and escape from predators looking for a meal, a new study finds. Iridescence is…

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  • Scientists Create Out-Of-Body Illusion, ‘Teleport' Participants Around A Room

    With the help of modern brain scanning technology, scientists have begun methodically mapping the brain by asking people to perform tasks or inducing experiences in a scanning machine and recording brain activity to see which regions are active. Now, such research is rising above the mundane.A new…

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  • CyberGirlz: Middle-school girls learn the art of cybersecurity

    San Jose State University hosts the first-ever CyberGirlz Silicon Valley summit, at which middle-school girls showed off their new skills in coding and cybersecurity.

    San Jose Mercury News
  • LA's Island Playground Could Trigger Tsunamis

    PASADENA, Calif. — Landslides coming off Catalina Island's steep slopes could send tsunamis racing toward popular Los Angeles and Orange County beaches with just a few minutes of warning, geoscientists said on April 23 here at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.

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  • U.S. Medicare test program saved hundreds of million of dollars: study

    By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. government test program with doctors and hospitals slowed healthcare spending in Medicare coverage for the elderly and disabled by hundreds of millions of dollars in 2012 and 2013 but savings were less in the second year, a study released Monday said.…

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  • Furniture: Self-Assembling Table May Change Industry, Cause Mass Hex Wrench Extinction

    Programmable Table from Self-Assembly Lab, MIT on Vimeo. A new material technology displayed at Salone del Mobile in Milan means the future of flat-pack furniture, and a host of other industries, may become much more easy and efficient for...

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  • Shipwrecks Spotted in Crystal-Clear Waters of Lake Michigan

    Early spring is apparently a good time to look for shipwrecks in Lake Michigan. Earlier this month, a helicopter from the Coast Guard's Air Station in Traverse City, Michigan, was out on a routine patrol over the lake, looking for boats in distress or anything out of the ordinary. When Petty…

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  • New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific

    LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.

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  • Fully Restored WWII Fighter Plane Up for Auction

    1 Spitfire models still able to fly — will be sold to commemorate the 75th anniversary of two pivotal WWII skirmishes: the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. The iconic warplane is associated with the Battle of Britain, in which the German Air Force attempted to exert superiority over the…

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    Monkeys in Space

    NASA launches the first mammals into space, but can they bring them back?

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  • The Future Envisioned at Museum of Science Fiction (Op-Ed)

    David Brin is an American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction. Brin is also an advisory board member to the Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, D.C. Greg Viggiano is the executive director for the museum. The Museum of Science Fiction's first home will be a modular preview…

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  • New 'Super Earth' Exoplanets Spotted Around Nearby Star

    Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star. The newfound exoplanets, known as HD 7924c and HD 7924d, are "super Earths" with masses about 7.9 and 6.4 times greater, respectively, than that of our home planet, researchers said. "The three planets…

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  • Millions of Dollars in Ivory Sold on Craigslist

    From kitschy trinkets to carved tusks, thousands of objects — possibly worth more than $15 million a year — are being sold on Craigslist in the United States, according to a report. Just in that five-day period, the authors of the new report flagged 456 ivory products, 84 suspected ivory products…

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