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Backpacks on Seabirds Hint at Their Navigation Secret

Backpacks on Seabirds Hint at Their Navigation Secret

Shearwaters navigate the open ocean based on their memories of smells that waft in from different directions, a new study suggests. The nose knows—smells point many an animal in the right direction. But for birds, the roles that smells may or may not play in navigation has long been up in th

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Kangaroos are lefties

Kangaroos are lefties

Here's an interesting bit of information for your next trivia night: by and large, kangaroos are left-handed. This might seem like really weird news, but the study that backs this up may help scientists get a better handle on the evolution of mammals — in addition to dispelling the notion that tr

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Floating Hoverboard Comes to Life

Floating Hoverboard Comes to Life

The future is here already -- or at least the one imagined for Marty McFly -- with a carmaker unveiling a real, working hoverboard, like that used in the "Back To The Future" film franchise. Toyota's luxury car brand Lexus says it has created a prototype that glides frictionlessly just above the

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World’s ‘Thinnest’ Light Bulb, Made From Graphene

World’s ‘Thinnest’ Light Bulb, Made From Graphene

The quest for the better light bulb has taken yet another leap. This time,  nanotechnology derives light from atom-thin strips of one of the world’s strongest materials: graphene. For the first time, scientists say they’ve created a flexible and transparent light source with carbon in it

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Lava Lake on Moon of Jupiter Revealed in Remarkable Detail

Lava Lake on Moon of Jupiter Revealed in Remarkable Detail

For the first time ever, researchers on Earth have been able to capture detailed images of the heat rising from an active volcano on another body in the solar system.  Using its twin 8.4-meter mirrors, the Large Binocular telescope observatory in Arizona managed to spy on a large l

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Cars That Run on Air and Water!

Cars That Run on Air and Water!

Cars that run on a synthetic fuel, made from water and air, represent the cutting-edge of innovation now sweeping the auto industry. In a German factory, Audi is making “e-diesel” that uses— rather than emits—carbon dioxide. The carbon-neutral fuel contains no sulf

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New Species of See-Through Frog Found

New Species of See-Through Frog Found

Calling all Muppets fans: A new species of see-through glass frog found in Costa Rica looks just like Kermit. The lime-green amphibian, which took the Internet by storm this week, has bulging white eyes with perfect black pupils, much like Jim Henson's musical puppet.But th

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Chameleon-like Material Changes Color On Demand

Chameleon-like Material Changes Color On Demand

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley announced today that they have developed an ultra-thin material that can change color on demand by bouncing back light on the nanoscale level. Well, the on-demand element is a little more nuanced. The “chameleon skin” material actually c

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Tesla for the Masses

Tesla for the Masses

In cities worldwide, buses are morphing into giant battery-powered rolling computers. Equipped with the same technologies as the luxury Tesla sedan, they offer a clean, quiet ride for the price of a bus fare. An expanding fleet of electric and fuel cell buses is taking to urban streets in

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Solar-Powered Plane  : Dubai to Ahmedabad on Epic Round-the-World Flight

Solar-Powered Plane : Dubai to Ahmedabad on Epic Round-the-World Flight

The world’s only fully solar powered aircraft ‘Solar Impulse-2′, which is in the city after its journey from Muscat, would be showcased to public tomorrow, according to the aircraft’s Twitter account. “PUBLIC DAY: come see #SI2 (Solar Impulse-2) in its #Ahmedabad tent tomorrow at 7:

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