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Scientists create contact lenses that zoom on command

Nosebleed seats may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a prototype contact lens that is controlled by the eye's movements. Wearers can make the lenses zoom in or out by simply blinking twice…
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Scientists store data inside molecules that drive your metabolism

Never mind using DNA to store data — there may be a simpler way to store info. Brown University scientists have shown that it's possible to store data in solutions of artificial metabolic molecules, such as amino acids and sugars. The presence or…
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MIT scientists ‘work out’ synthetic hydrogels to make them stronger

Your muscles are soft, pliable, and can resist fatigue after thousands of repetitive movements. Researchers at MIT have found a way to make synthetic hydrogels act like muscles by putting them through a vigorous workout. After being mechanically trai…
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Scientists can turn regular seawater into hydrogen fuel

A team of scientists at Stanford have figured out a way to make hydrogen fuel out of saltwater. The discovery could open up the world's oceans as a potential source of energy. Researchers view electrolysis, or the act of splitting water into hydrogen…
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Scientists find evidence of a black hole at our galaxy’s center

Researchers have long suspected that a supermassive black hole lies in the center of our galaxy, and now they have strong evidence to support that suspicion. Using the Very Large Telescope — an array of four individual telescopes stationed in the At…
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Scientists accidentally produce an enzyme that devours plastic

There are research teams around the world dedicated to finding a remedy for the growing plastic pollution crisis, but now it seems that one group of scientists have found a feasible answer — and they stumbled upon it by accident. Researchers studyin…
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Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to gravitational wave scientists

The 2017 winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics were announced today. One half of the prize will go to Ranier Weiss from MIT, while the other half is being awarded jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne, both from Caltech. The three scientists…
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Scientists want to explore asteroids with a fleet of nanoprobes

Researchers at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) presented a mission plan today at the European Planetary Science Congress that would allow scientists to observe hundreds of asteroids over the course of just a few years. Their plan is to sen…
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New computer models could direct scientists to epic cosmic events

Now that they're spotting gravitational waves more often, scientists are expanding their search for cosmic events. Specifically, they're using new computer models to depict the cataclysmic collision that occurs when a black hole joins a neutron star…
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Scientists want to use satellites to predict landslides

Small satellites have countless uses, including when it comes to monitoring the planet for natural disasters. Now, scientists think they've made a breakthrough on this front: They're using satellite data to map the Earth's movement. Their end goal is…
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Scientists just proved your phone’s PIN can be cracked using its gyroscope data

Your PIN code might be frighteningly easy to crack. Researchers at Newcastle University showed how a phone’s gyroscope and other sensors, along with special software, could crack it.

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Scientists discover protein that may reverse some damaging aspects of aging process

Scientists in Germany have discovered a protein that can prompt the body’s blood stem cells to act young again, potentially reversing some of the bad aspects of the aging process.

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Top European scientists want to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid — again

This week European scientists launched the “I Support AIM” campaign — an initiative to urge the European Space Agency (ESA) to move forward with its Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) in 2020. Over 100 scientists have signed on.

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Wearable exoskeleton could let earthbound scientists control robots on space station

A European research project lets scientists in Russia wear an exoskeleton to control a connected robot in Germany. It could one day allow earthbound scientists to control a robot on the ISS.

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Scientists use nanoparticles to crush lingering fat cells

If you think losing weight is simply diet plus exercise, the equation is not so simple. A recent study of Biggest Loser participants showed that even if you manage to drop pounds, your body will fight you for years afterward to gain them back. That's…
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Scientists find more evidence that Planet Nine exists

It took us almost 50 years to get a close look at Pluto, so we think it's safe to say humanity has to wait a while before we can catch a glimpse of Planet Nine. In fact, we still have to prove that it really does exist. Mike Brown, who played a key r…
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Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged…
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Scientists unveil new ‘4D-printing’ technique that produces shape-shifting objects

This week, scientists from Harvard University unveiled a new 4D printing process which manufactures objects capable of changing shape when submerged in water. The process uses a hydrogel composite filled with fibers of cellulose.

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Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis from the University of Bern and his team found a neural ci…
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Korean scientists have developed a legitimate 3D hologram you can view from any angle

Researchers in Korea have developed the world’s first real, floating, three-dimensional hologram in the form of a Rubik’s Cube. The hologram appears thanks to the effect of diffraction from a complex system of high-powered multicolor lasers.

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Boeing’s latest video explains how scientists built microlattice, the world’s lightest metal

Despite being made entirely from metal, microlattice is actually 100 times lighter than styrofoam — so light, in fact, that it can rest on top of a dandelion blossom without destroying it.

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Scientists are developing an invisibility cloak for solar panels

Current solar panel technology has enough trouble as it is converting sunlight into useable current, what with their paltry 20 percent average efficiencies. And it certainly doesn't help matters that up to a tenth of every solar panel's active coll…
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Japanese scientists have developed a rock-paper-scissors robot that never loses

University of Tokyo’s Janken robot is on a winning streak. Ever since its inception in 2013, the robot has never lost a game of rock-scissors-paper. Now on version 3.0, the robot is better than ever.

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WSU scientists have developed stretchable metal, paving the way for flexible electronics

Researchers at Washington State University may have discovered a way of stretching metal circuitry to twice its size, possibly solving one of the biggest challenges in the growing field of flexible electronics.

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