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Is Space Tourism Finally About To Take Off?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:34am

Entrepreneur Richard Branson shares his vision for private, commercial space travel.

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How Do You Make New York's Mean Streets A Little Nicer?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:34am

Former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says cities can tackle the challenges of tomorrow by completely re-imagining our streets today.

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If We Want to Live In Cities, Will We Have To Share Cars?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:34am

Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase makes the case for car-sharing as the solution to global gridlock.

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How Does Henry Ford's Great-Grandson Envision The Future?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:34am

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford describes how we can create a green future of smart roads and smart cars.

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Can The Sun Fuel A Flight Around The World?

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:34am

Explorer Bertrand Piccard explains why he's aiming to carry out an unprecedented mission: to circle the planet in a solar-powered airplane.

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Tracking Road Kill? There's An App For That, Too

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:13pm

A team from Utah State University have developed a smartphone application so "citizen scientists" can help them track animal-vehicle collisions.

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Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:02pm

Scientists used high-powered DNA sequencing to diagnose infections missed by usual lab tests. The pricey method is still experimental, but might offer a way to identify tough-to-diagnose infections.

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Wall Of Ice Surrounding Fukushima Will Contain Radioactive Water

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:34pm

Waste water at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which suffered major damage to its reactors in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, will be contained with a underground frozen barrier.

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The GPS In Your Head May Work A Lot Better Than That Phone

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:07pm

The human brain uses two different specialized regions to navigate, scientists say, with one charting a straight line to the destination, and the other figuring out the turns along the way.

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At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:53am

A pest control company and a venerable Washington, D.C., grill teamed up to offer gourmet bugs to anyone who'd try them. The selection included roasted crickets, spiced mealworms and ant lollipops.

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The Birds And The Bees... And iPads

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:03am

Three-fourths of parents say the Internet is forcing them to have "the talk" earlier.

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Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.

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The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:25pm

Since the deadly MERS virus was detected two years ago, scientists have struggled to figure out how people catch it. A new study confirms that camels are a key source.

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An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:04pm

A group of scientists are on an urgent mission: They're rushing to save as many corals as they can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.

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How A Scientist Of Psychedelics Became The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy'

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:20pm

The man known as the "godfather of ecstasy" has died at the age of 88. Scientist Alexander Shulgin rediscovered a chemical known as MDMA, which was eventually adopted as the club drug ecstasy.

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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:08pm

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.

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One Baby, Three Parents: Scientists Say Due Date Is In Two Years

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:27pm

A medical procedure uses material from three people to target problems in mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that have their own DNA.

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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:39am

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 6:03am

Honey is nature's gift. It's natural. Made by bees. Chocolate is the opposite, a great engineering creation that could, just possibly, just maybe, help save our planet.

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Playtime With Mom Helps Boost Toddlers' Under-Developed Brains

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. A study in the journal Science suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.

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