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Using the Force
Science & Tech  (tags: May the force be with you )

- 2 days ago -
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a powerful new technique that reveals for the first time the mechanical environment that cells perceive in living tissues - their natural, unaltered three-dimensional habitat.
Solar Is Booming - Costs Keep Falling
Science & Tech  (tags: solar energy, renewable energy, green energy )

- 5 days ago -
You might find this hard to believe, but we can trace the idea of harnessing the power of the sun back to 1839. Edmond Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect while experimenting in his father's laboratory.
Japan Kicks Off AI Supercomputer Project
Science & Tech  (tags: Super computer )

- 9 days ago -
The country said it was planning to spend 19.5bn yen (£140m) to create the AI Bridging Cloud computer (AIBC). It hopes the AIBC will run at a speed of 130 petaflops - outpacing China's Sunway TaihuLight machine, which is currently the world's fastest.
Deconstructing Thanksgiving With Standing Rock
Science & Tech  (tags: news, performance, space, society, scientists )

- 14 days ago -
This Thanksgiving comes on the heels of a particularly heart-wrenching day, November 21, when over 150 activists were injured, receiving treatment for hypothermia, contamination by tear gas, and traumas from rubber bullets.
Something to Give Thanks for!! Facility That Bred Dogs for Labs Closes
Science & Tech  (tags: NewTechnology, scientists, news, research, society )

- 14 days ago -
The company, Green Hill, which is part of New York-based Marshall BioResources and had a facility in Montichiari (in northern Italy) bred and sold beagles to laboratories. But not anymore.
If Trees Die in the U.S., Do South America and Siberia Feel It?
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, interesting, research, trees, world )

- 17 days ago -
Oddly, yes, according to a new study that highlights the complex effects regional forest die-offs have on the global climate.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals the Biggest Misconceptions People Have About the Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: cosmos, space, Universe, time, molecules, Sun, videos )

- 18 days ago -
Tyson explains some of the biggest misconceptions we have about the universe.
Antarctica's Southern Ocean May No Longer Help Delay Global Warming
Science & Tech  (tags: Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Oceanographers, temperature and sea level rise, CO2, research )

- 18 days ago -
Researchers are studying the ocean's carbon dynamics to improve predictions for sea level and temperature rise.
Sand's End
Science & Tech  (tags: sand, climate change, engineered beaches, rising sea levels, technology, tourism and recreation )

- 18 days ago -
Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what? Countless other coastal cities are trapped in the same cycle, a cycle whose pace will become harder to maintain as the ocean rises.
Scientists Have Detected a Crack in Earths Magnetic Shield
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, magnetic shield, geomagnetic storm, sun, disruptions, June 22, 2015 )

- 33 days ago -
Earth is such a habitable place, thanks in no small part to the vast magnetic field that surrounds our planet, shielding us from harsh solar winds and cosmic radiation.
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