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Antonov had a dream. A big one

May 24, 2013
Antonov An-225 looks like a big, lazy bird, too sleepy to fly. Mriya (dream) is the world's largest aircraft, big enough to carry other planes around the world.

Shiny textbooks: great design, poor teacher

May 10, 2013
Adding shiny colors and drawings to a textbook to attract children's interest may do just the opposite - make it harder for them to learn.

GPS heading toward museum

April 27, 2013
The research group DARPA developed GPS, a global positioning system once exclusively used by the US Army and now a part of almost all mobile devices. Under pressure from the Europe, India, and China, Army is now looking to replace the good, old GPS.

A dead bee will make no food

April 13, 2013
Why some Italian winemakers don't want to use well-known pesticides? The reason is simple: they do kill pests but they also kill bees and without bees there's no wine. And no food for people, for that matter.

BIL gates, the biological transistor, is reality

March 29, 2013
First there were mechanical gears, then transistors, and now there are living cells. A team of Stanford University made a transistor from DNA. That biological transistor is called transcriptor.

Cheap, fast, and ultra-precise magnetic fingerprinting

March 16, 2013
After ten years of development, a new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that could spot dangerous health conditions in minutes, before they become a problem, has become reality.

Pigeons, tea, manhood, pencils and immortality

February 23, 2013
What's the connection between nude mice and a book award? The answer is The Diagram Prize, 35 years old prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year.

Can't pick a tie, man? Well, you don't see it

February 10, 2013
If you ever wondered why men have hard time pairing clothes or can't tastefully decorate a house, and women are perfectly capable of doing that, the answer is simple: the sexes see differently.

The construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to begin next year

January 25, 2013
The construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), the world's largest optical telescope, will finally begin next year. It will be built on Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii.

Delete those words!

January 5, 2013
Are you tired of gurus, ninjas and cliff? Well, you're not alone. The Lake Superior State University (LSSU) published the 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

Voyager 1 on the edge of infinity

December 15, 2012
On September 5, 1977, Voyager 1 launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket. Its journey to the stars just entered a new phase: Voyager 1 is exiting our solar system.

To capture the world in a split second

November 10, 2012
The Montblanc Worldsecond is a unique event that connects people all over the world. Using a mobile app, you and thousands of other people can capture a photo at the same split second, be a part of a global community, and win a great prize.
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