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Ultracapacitors built with carbon nanotubes and graphene deliver high-performance at low cost
April 22, 2014
Researchers at George Washington University combined graphene flakes and carbon nanotubes, spread them on paper, and rolled them into a new light-weight, high-performance, low-cost ultracapacitor.
 
Humans traveling to Mars might risk unhealthy radiation levels
April 22, 2014
Exposure during flights to and from the Red Planet may exceed acceptable lifetime limits.
 
Gorgeous photos of the oldest living things on Earth
April 22, 2014
Photographer Rachel Sussman captures images of plants and organisms thousands of years old.
 
New scalable production method discovered for making large quantities of wonder-material 'graphene'
April 22, 2014
The amazing carbon-based material "graphene" is poised to revolutionize electronics and plastics, and the new discovery that a kitchen blender is ideal for making large quantities lends a giant push forward toward commercial production.
 
26 asteroids have hit Earth with force of nuclear explosions, scientists say
April 22, 2014
Between the years 2000 and 2013, as many as 26 asteroids have smashed into Earth's atmosphere with the force of nuclear explosions.
 
Science has learned much more about Earth since the last Earth Day
April 22, 2014
 
Monkeys can do math, and so could our ancient primate ancestors
April 22, 2014
A new study reveals the evolution of mathematics in humans by examining our contemporary primate cousins.
 
Scientists develop stunning ultraviolet lamp of the future
April 22, 2014
Researchers in Japan develop an ultraviolet lamp with important advantages over those used today.
 
Kansas fossil links prehistoric land-dwelling plant-eaters to older meat-eating ancestors
April 22, 2014
Eocasea martini extends ancestry of modern mammals back some 20 million years and links very large, plant-eating dinosaurs to small, meat-eating ancestry.
 
New study provides deeper insights into chimpanzee nesting site selection
April 22, 2014
Ugandan chimpanzees select specific tree species for nesting based on how firm, stable, and resilient are their branches, new study concludes.
 
Michigan boy finds mastodon tooth in his backyard
April 22, 2014
The mastodon likely was trapped in a swampy area, and either eaten by predators, such as the short-faced bear or dire wolf which roamed the area, or simply drowned.
 
Dashcam video captures possible meteor over Russia
April 22, 2014
The fireball may have been part of the Lyrid meteor shower which reaches its peak this week.
 
Researchers use krypton to accurately date ancient Antarctic ice
April 22, 2014
Krypton is produced by cosmic rays bombarding the Earth, which is then stored in air bubbles trapped within Antarctic ice.
 
Breakthrough in laser technology may lead to weather control
April 22, 2014
Laser light dissipates as it travels through the Earth's atmosphere, but researchers have found a way to encase it in a tube of surrounding laser light and extend its range ten-fold, bringing the prospect of laser-facilitated rain- and lightning-control a bit closer.