News This Record-Breaking Electric Plane Stomps a Gas-Powered Cessna
http://www.wired.com, Alex Davies
When Chip Yates started working on his electric airplane in 2012, he wasn't trying to make conventional, gas-powered aircraft look slow.
News Uncontacted Amazonian Tribe Voluntarily Contacts Scientists, Catches Flu
http://www.popsci.com, Francie Diep
The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.
News MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete
Shames runs hot. His mom runs cold. He figured there must be a way for them to coexist peacefully. So he started researching, digging into physiology journals to get a better understanding of how we experience temperature. One paper held the key to t
News Using DNA to find a perfect mate? New dating site uses DNA tests to gauge 'biological compatibil
http://www.dailymail.co.uk, Kirk Maltais
The site, SingldOut.com, works by mailing out DNA tests to users, who send them back for testing.
News UK scientists develop super-black material that absorbs 99.96 percent of surface light
http://www.gizmag.com, Stu Robarts
A newly produced material is believed to be the "blackest" ever created. Vantablack is a pure carbon coating and absorbs 99.96 percent of incident radiation (solar energy as it hits the material's surface). Manufacturer Surrey NanoSystems believes th
News This 26-Pound Folding Kayak Fits In The Trunk Of A Car
Boating just became much more accessible thanks to Oru Kayak, a 12-foot-long, 26-pound kayak that folds up into a 33 x 29-inch carrying case.
News New discovery could pave the way for glues that stick like barnacles
http://www.gizmag.com, Ben Coxworth
If you place pretty much any type of solid material in the ocean, barnacles will firmly attach themselves to it. If you were to try applying a glue to any of those materials while they were underwater, however, it likely wouldn't stick.
News Alzheimer's Caused By Loss of Cannabinoids, Study Shows
Now a team from Stanford University School of Medicine has traced the effects of beta-amyloid plaque to activity of the brain's endogenous cannabinoids, or endocannabinoids. These compounds are produced naturally by the brain and mimic the effects of
News What Is Papercrete?
Building prepper retreat, homestead, or an off the grid home is most commonly done on a tight budget with self-sufficiency in mind. Paper concrete,, or papercrete homes are not exactly a new concept, but one that is undergoing a rapid resurgence and
News Computer Giant Dell Now Accepts Bitcoin
http://www.dailypaul.com, MMJ Ministry
Multinational computer technology specialist Dell has announced it is now accepting bitcoin through a partnership with Coinbase.
News Synergistic roles for lipids and proteins in the permanent adhesive of barnacle larvae
Thoracian barnacles rely heavily upon their ability to adhere to surfaces and are environmentally and economically important as biofouling pests.
News Mussels inspire self-healing sticky gel
http://www.gizmag.com, Ben Coxworth
Mussels are remarkable creatures, not only in how good they taste steamed and buttered, but also in their ability to cling to rocks that are pounded by ocean waves.
News Students develop drone to locate survivors via their mobile phones
These days, most people are inseparable from their mobile phone, with the device being one of the essentials along with keys and cash or cards that people don't leave home without.
News New record brings superconductors closer to the mainstream
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created a new high-temperature superconductor capable of trapping a magnetic field of 17.6 Tesla, improving on a record set over a decade ago.
News Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a nucleoside triphosphate used in cells as a coenzyme. It is often called the "molecular unit of currency" of intracellular energy transfer. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism.
News Scientists discover new material that makes objects invisible to touch
Not only your finger won't be able to detect it, but a force feedback measurement instrument will fail too. According to Tiemo Bόckmann, the lead scientists in the project, "it is like in Hans-Christian Andersen's fairy tale about the princess and
News New Widgets Let You Snap, Crackle and Think
Let's think about how we think. However, rather than dive into brain science or psychological models, I will simply ask you to look around your desk. What do you see?
News Gallery: Darwin's Library From the HMS BeagleThe Digital Edition
http://www.popsci.com, Emily Gertz
More than 400 books that helped create modern evolutionary biology have been re-assembled into an online library.
News Dubai Plans to Build the World's First Temperature-Controlled City
This month Dubai announced grandiose plans to build "the world's first temperature-controlled city, Mall of the World" in the Al Sufouh district.
News Boston Dynamics's Robot Dogs Are Already Training With The US Marine Corps
http://www.businessinsider.com, Dylan Love
Robotics company, military contractor, and recent Google acquisition Boston Dynamics is most likely best known for its dog-like machines that can traverse rough terrain while carrying a heavy load.
News X-Products Confirms Can Cannon is In Development
As a direct results of the positive response from the prototype, X-Products has confirmed on their Facebook page that the Can Cannon will be headed to production. Posted on July 4th, X-Products stated that they are needing ATF approval and will have
News Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it.
A British company has produced a "strange, alien" material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the "super black" coating made of carbon nanotubes each 10,000 times thinner than a