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New evidence fails to replicate the very study upon which the brain-training game industry depends.
31 | May 28, 2012 4:32pm |
The Navy has moved closer to a combat-ready futuristic weapon after the successful test firing of an "Advanced Containment Launcher."
11 | October 22, 2012 4:40am |
On paper, the A350 looks like a heck of airplane, but is indistinguishable from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner in many respects. Here's a comparison.
15 | March 1, 2010 10:07am |
A small California company thinks it knows how to finally harness fusion power, the Holy Grail of energy. Its latest investor is the Russian government.
4 | May 6, 2013 6:24am |
A profile of a couple who built a prefabricated home wonders if prefabricated really is more affordable.
55 | April 19, 2012 7:34pm |
With the press of a button, the handheld Metal Vapor Torch ignites a fiery blade that can pulverize deadbolts, padlocks, chains and steel.
8 | December 7, 2012 4:40am |
Now the Igor I. Sikorsky prize is worth $250,000. Check out three designs that are getting close.
2 | May 13, 2013 12:09pm |
Bitly's chief data scientist asks how individuals can get more from big data, from better book recommendations to health predictions.
3 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
Your window might be an unlikely place to plug-in your smartphone, but a team of designers has made that possible with a novel take on the portable charger.
1 | April 29, 2013 7:31pm |
The world's first 3D printed handgun has been successfully fired. The group behind the weapon uploaded the CAD files today to allow anyone to print their own handgun.
16 | May 6, 2013 9:09am |
Lyubomirsky spoke with us about happiness, work and why dream jobs don't exist. She also revealed a quick way anyone can feel happier instantly.
18 | May 13, 2013 4:22am |
Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
12 | May 6, 2013 3:00am |
How do you send a secret message that adults, and anyone taller than 4 feet 5 inches, won't see? Use lenticular printing. With video!
3 | May 6, 2013 10:19pm |
The world's top architects are competing to design Finland's longest bridge. Why is it so special? Three words: no cars allowed.
9 | May 22, 2013 4:44am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
And you thought your apartment was small.
10 | May 22, 2013 3:10am |
Princeton University scientists have successfully combined organic tissue with electronics, potentially extending the boundaries of human hearing beyond natural limits.
2 | May 14, 2013 6:55pm |
An innovative sword-shaped test train reached a world record-breaking speed of 311 mph.
29 | December 28, 2011 12:41pm |
Business processing outsourcing, technical writing, 3D modeling, and HTML5 development top the list of contract skills in demand for the first quarter of 2013.
2 | April 24, 2013 10:00pm |
A team of scientists has outlined a new LED street lamp design that could help reclaim the luminosity of the heavens.
10 | April 25, 2013 6:55pm |