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Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Moon and Mars

It'll be a long time (if ever) before someone sets foot on the moon again, but you can now go on a few lunar excursions of your own without leaving the comfort of Google Maps. Just pop into the 'Earth' view and keep zooming out -- once you've reached escape velocity and can see our little blue dot framed by stars, a tap on ...

Europe’s Rosetta Satellite is the First to Ever Orbit a Comet

Europe’s Rosetta Satellite is the First to Ever Orbit a Comet

After a ten year journey through space, the European Space Agency's satellite Rosetta has finally rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko—making it the first satellite to ever begin orbiting a comet. Referred to by ESA scientists as "the sexiest, most fantastic mission ever," Rosetta spent the early hours of ...

Stanford’s Med Students Are Using Google Glass to Learn Surgery

Stanford’s Med Students Are Using Google Glass to Learn Surgery

Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass. Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View's high-tech spectacles to stream their views in real-time to instructors with the help of CrowdOptic ...

This Man-Made Leaf Turns Water and Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen

This Man-Made Leaf Turns Water and Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn't going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College of Art, to create an artificial biological leaf ...

Study: California Could Run Entirely on Clean Energy by 2050

Study: California Could Run Entirely on Clean Energy by 2050

Stanford researchers have found that it’s “technically and economically” feasible to move California to an entirely clean energy system by 2050, using existing renewable sources like wind, water and sunlight. Published in Energy this week, the study concluded that the upfront capital costs would be more than offset by ...

NASA Releases Files So We Can 3D Print Space Stuff

NASA Releases Files So We Can 3D Print Space Stuff

It turns out that a decontextualised asteroid looks a lot like a Kipfler potato -- although we're not entirely sure that's the takeaway intended from a recent release by NASA. The space agency has made a whole bunch of files available for free so that you can 3D print your own space stuff. Included in the 21 objects ...

Google Wants to Figure Out What a Healthy Human Body Looks Like

Google Wants to Figure Out What a Healthy Human Body Looks Like

Google has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body. Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people—and later thousands more—to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of ...

Scientists Have Managed to Edit HIV Out of a Human Genome

Scientists Have Managed to Edit HIV Out of a Human Genome

As a retrovirus, HIV literally writes itself into the genome of the people it infects, which in turn programs a person's cells to make more viruses and thus remain infected. But a new human genome-editing technique has eradicated the virus from a human cell for the first time, in what could eventually function as an ...

Scientists Designed a Blood Test That Can Predict Alzheimer’s

Scientists Designed a Blood Test That Can Predict Alzheimer’s

Scientists have developed a new blood test that can predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease a year after having mild memory problems—and it could be in clinical use within two years. Researchers from King's College London have developed a test which identifies 10 proteins in blood that can predict who will develop ...

Researchers Can Now 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

Researchers Can Now 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and MIT, have solved some of ...