An Arlington Cemetery Worker Carried This Veteran on His Back to Visit Wife’s Grave

An Arlington Cemetery Worker Carried This Veteran on His Back to Visit Wife’s Grave

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MIT is creating a device that 'hears' words you say silently in your head

MIT is creating a device that ‘hears’ words you say silently in your head

It’s like having Siri listen to your internal commands. Arnav Kapur and the AlterEgo device. Lorrie Lejeune/MIT Students from MIT have created a prototype device, dubbed AlterEgo, that can recognize the words you mouth when…

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Big box stores are languishing. What do we do with all the space?

Big box stores are languishing. What do we do with all the space?

How to remove, reuse, or recycle these fallen retail giants. Boxes on boxes in boxes. Wikimedia Commons My memory of Toys ‘R’ Us now consists mostly of big empty boxes. While I don’t remember many…

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#China's new J-20 stealth fighter uses #metamaterials with geometry not found in nature

#China’s new J-20 stealth fighter uses #metamaterials with geometry not found in nature

Metamaterials can make the J-20 an extra stealthy electromagnetic force. Can you see me? The J-20 is being deployed to elite PLAAF units. It likely uses metamaterials to increase stealth and electromagnetic performance. Henri Kenhmann…

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During Operation Popeye, the U.S. government made weather an instrument of WAR

During Operation Popeye, the U.S. government made weather an instrument of WAR

As geo-engineering projects soar, the declassified project is newly relevant. Troops wade through a river in Vietnam. Wikimedia Commons It was a seasonably chilly afternoon in 1974 when Senators Claiborne Pell, a Democrat from Rhode…

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The failed Florida overpass was supposed to be example of accelerated bridge construction

The failed Florida overpass was supposed to be example of accelerated bridge construction

But catastrophic events like these are rarely as simple as the ABCs. A 2016 rendering of the FIU pedestrian overpass, which collapsed this week, shortly after it was installed. FIU As cars drove along busy…

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Scientists restore patient's sight with stem cells, new hope for cure to blindness

Scientists restore patient’s sight with stem cells, new hope for cure to blindness

Scientists have developed a specially engineered retinal patch to treat people with sudden, severe sight loss. The macula lutea (an oval region at the center of the retina) is responsible for the central, high-resolution color…

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Platypus milk may save humans from bacterial infections

Platypus milk may save humans from bacterial infections

These weird lil’ guys defy everything about how we try to categorize animals. The glorious, blind dive of a platypus Daniel Baker You may have heard that platypuses are going to save us from antibiotic…

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This tiny, venomous mammal has nipples on its butt and that is not the most fascinating fact

This tiny, venomous mammal has nipples on its butt and that is not the most fascinating fact

The tiny, venomous mammal outlived the dinosaurs, but might go extinct due to extreme clumsiness. A Hispaniola solenodon Eladio Fernandez Caribbean Nature Photography If any animal were going to outlive the dinosaurs, you probably wouldn’t…

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Chinese (CSIC) shipbuilder accidentally revealed its MAJOR plans to expand navy

Chinese (CSIC) shipbuilder accidentally revealed its MAJOR plans to expand navy

Nuclear submarines, giant aircraft carriers, robot warships. Dalian Shipyard Dalian Shipyard, part of CSIC, is where China’s first domestic carrier, CV-17, was built. It will also likely be the builder for China’s first, nuclear powered…

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Japanese scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

Egg whites could power a clean energy future

Researchers have cracked into a carbon-free fuel source in this protein-packed food. Eggs could power a clean energy future. Pixabay Egg whites — they’re not just (a cholesterol-free) breakfast anymore. A Japanese researcher has found…

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Is China's Death Star space laser for real?

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the big bang

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show Star Talk is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. The big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the…

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China's iPlane will fly from Beijing to New York in two hours @ 5,600 miles per hour

China’s iPlane will fly from Beijing to New York in two hours @ 5,600 miles per hour

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour. I Plane The hypersonic I Plane’s biplane configuration is unique even for hypersonic craft. China Science Press A team…

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A look at @SpaceX ships that will never go to space

A look at @SpaceX ships that will never go to space

These ships catch waves (and rockets) instead. THAICOM 8 first-stage engine core arriving in port. SpaceX SpaceX is known for its spaceships—from the Dragon capsule that resupplies the space station, to the proposed interplanetary transport…

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China is building the world's largest facility for robot ship research

China is building the world’s largest facility for robot ship research

Wanshan covers over 225 square miles of ocean. Jin Dou Yun The Jin Dou Yun is a small robot freighter designed by Yunzhou Tech. (Yes, it has a bridge for personnel, in case humans are…

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Thank You Anti-Vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in Europe

Thank You Anti-Vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in Europe

Our grip on infectious diseases is slipping as people turn away from vaccination. Data from WHO, World Bank Infographic by Sara Chodosh Before the measles vaccine existed, 9 out of every 10 kids got the…

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China's J-20 stealth fighter jet has officially deployed to elite PLAAF units

China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet has officially deployed to elite PLAAF units

Ready to “safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.” J-20A The J-20 is being deployed to elite PLAAF units. No CD The People’s Liberation Army Air Force has officially deployed its J-20 stealth fighters to…

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Is China's Death Star space laser for real?

Is China’s Death Star space laser for real?

It’s not a Death Star super laser. It’s a space broom. It’s not this. China’s space broom isn’t the Death Star super laser. It’s an orbiting satellite with a laser only powerful enough to heat…

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