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10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Slo-Mo Video Reveals The Bizarre Way Balloons Burst

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

The bursting of a balloon is more complicated, and beautiful, than you might think. A new slow-mo video made by scientists at the ...

Freaky 'Terminator'-Style Material May Lead To Safer Space Travel

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science

Scientists have developed a "Terminator"-style material that instantly heals itself if it's pierced by a fast-moving object. If you fin...

Science Can Change the World

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 07.01.2015 | Science
Feike Sijbesma

The challenges we face in the decades ahead are many (just think about inequality, or climate change or the fact that still around 800 million people go to bed hungry every day), there is every reason to be positive. Why?

Self-Cleaning Paint Could Put An End To Washing Your Stuff

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Science

How great would it be to own a car that cleaned itself? Or clothing that resisted even tough stains like coffee and wine? You may soon find out. A...

This Metal Is So Waterproof That Droplets Bounce Off

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

Step aside, Teflon. Physicists at the University of Rochester have found a way to make metal so resistant to water that any droplets that fall on it s...

World's Lightest Material Created By Scientists Overseas

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

Chinese scientists have created the world’s lightest substance -- a material so insubstantial it can perch on the petals of a delicate flower withou...

WATCH: This Is What Atoms Look Like In 3D

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

Ever wanted to know what atoms look like in 3D? Now's your chance, in a new video showing a platinum nanoparticle under extreme magnification. The ...

WOW: Electrifying Bridge Demolition In Super Slow-Mo

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

Holy smokes! We've all seen flimsy rope bridges collapsing in movies, but how about a heavy-duty steel road bridge? Just check out this slow-mo video ...

This Carry-On Is Literally Bulletproof

Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel

The newest attache case from high-end luggage company Tumi offers a bit of security in our unpredictable world. The limited edition "TEGRA-LITE" at...

Scientists Crack Code For Perfect Sandcastle

Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 08/02/2012 06:23 PM EDT on LiveScience Scientists have cracked the code for building the tallest possibl...

Can Science Save the Planet?

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Bernie Bulkin

There are more and more stirrings of a science-driven revolution, a transformation in how we generate our power. Some doubt the value of encouraging this sort of revolution to occur. I don't.

Challenge of the Super Scientists!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 08.31.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

I started to wonder if I hadn't suddenly fallen into a comic book...