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Feb 14, 2019

We find out more about the inventor behind the jet-powered hoverboard

Posted by in category: transportation

We take a closer look at the amazing turbine-powered hoverboard invented by former jet ski world champ Franky Zapata.

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Feb 14, 2019

A ‘Quantum Radar’ System Will Watch for Stealth Aircraft and Missiles in the Arctic

Posted by in categories: military, quantum physics

Canada is investing $2.7 million to develop quantum radar technology.

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Feb 14, 2019

Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Insulin injections are part of daily blood glucose management for many people with type 2 diabetes. Now, a new pill could spell the end for injections.

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Feb 14, 2019

How Titanoboa, the 40-Foot-Long Snake, Was Found

Posted by in category: futurism

Circa 2012


In Colombia, the fossil of a gargantuan snake has stunned scientists, forcing them to rethink the nature of prehistoric life.

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Feb 14, 2019

End of the smashed phone screen? Self-healing glass discovered

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Circa 2017


New type of polymer glass that can mend itself when pressed together is in development by University of Tokyo after a student discovered it.

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Feb 14, 2019

How far out can we forecast the weather? Scientists have a new answer

Posted by in category: futurism

Modern models reveal an upper limit of 2 weeks.

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Feb 14, 2019

Tardigrade: The micro-animal scientists can’t kill

Posted by in categories: existential risks, life extension

They’re little battlers, the greatest survivors on the planet and you may have them in your garden, writes Lana Hart.

They’ve been boiled, frozen, put in vacuums, starved, and exposed to unbearable pressures and radiation — but scientists can’t kill this creature.

They are the only animal to have survived all five of earth’s mass extinctions. This incredible feat is due to their development of unique survival mechanisms not seen in other parts of the animal kingdom.

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Feb 14, 2019

11,000-year-old Deep Sea Animal Fascinates Scientists

Posted by in category: futurism

A deep sea sponge belonging to the species Monorhaphis chuni can live up to 11,000 years.

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Feb 14, 2019

Mobiles could soon bounce with a new elastic, but super-hard glass

Posted by in category: futurism

Engineers at the University of California San Diego used a technique called spark-plasma sintering to create the new metallic glass.

They did this by placing powdered iron into a graphite mold and then raising the pressure it is under to 1,000 atmospheres.

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Feb 14, 2019

Immortal Jellyfish Rejuvenates Itself Like Benjamin Button

Posted by in categories: genetics, life extension

Multilateral efforts to decipher the rejuvenation phenomenon of Turritopsis jellyfish at the genetic level also have been initiated by several collaborating research scientists.

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