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US Army developing robotic insects?

A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long. Dr. Ron Polcawich and his team at the Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, in Adelphi,...

Semantic Web Jobs: GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline is looking for a Laboratory Automation Software Engineer in Collegeville, PA. According to the post, “Science is the bedrock of our success and our scientists are among the world leaders in their fields. If you join the...Show More Summary

Complex mineralogy on the Red Planet: First X-ray diffraction measurements on Mars

In 2012 the Mars Science Laboratory landed in the fascinating Gale crater. The Gale crater is of such great interest because of the 5.5 km high mountain of layered materials in the middle. This material tells an intricate story of the history of Mars, perhaps spanning much of the existence of this mysterious planet. Show More Summary

NASA's Mars Science Lab Yielding History of Gale Crater --Search for Signs of Ancient Life Continues

In 2012 theCuriosity Rover's Mars Science Laboratory landed in Gale crater, with goal to look for chemical evidence of ancient life preserved within exposures near the base of a five-kilometers high mound of layered materials at the center of the...

Evidence of life on Mars?

In 2012 the Mars Science Laboratory landed in the fascinating Gale crater. The Gale crater is of such great interest because of the 5.5 km high mountain of layered materials in the middle. This material tells an intricate story of the history of Mars, perhaps spanning much of the existence of this mysterious planet. read more

Geophysicists challenge traditional theory underlying the origin of mid-plate volcanoes

A long-held assumption about the Earth is discussed in today's edition of Science, as Don L. Anderson, an emeritus professor with the Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, and Scott King, a professor ofShow More Summary

Traces of Martian biological activity could be locked inside a meteorite

"So far, there is no other theory that we find more compelling," says Philippe Gillet, director of EPFL's Earth and Planetary Sciences Laboratory. He and his colleagues from China, Japan and Germany performed a detailed analysis of organic carbon traces from a Martian meteorite, and have concluded that they have a very probable biological origin. Show More Summary

Wednesday Cognitive Science Blogging: What Are the Odds Princeton's David Lewis Understands Probability Properly?

I know this is fairly dense. But please bear with me: David Lewis: [Sleeping Beauty: Reply to Elga](http://fitelson.org/probability/lewis_sb.pdf): "Researchers at the Experimental Philosophy Laboratory... Sleeping Beauty... >...On Sunday evening they will put her to sleep [P-]. Show More Summary

The Science of “Bennu’s Journey”

The OSIRIS-REx project released Bennu’s Journey, a movie describing one possible history of our target asteroid – Bennu. The animation is among the most highly detailed productions created by Goddard’s Conceptual Image Laboratory.

New method to determine antibiotic resistance fast

Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method of rapidly identifying which bacteria are causing an infection and determining whether they are resistant or sensitive to antibiotics. The findings are now being published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. read more

Trina Solar Has Achieved New Conversion Efficiency Records For P-Type & N-Type Silicon Solar Cells

New conversion efficiency world records for high-efficiency p-type and n-type silicon solar cells were recently set by researchers at Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China, according to recent reports. Show More Summary

Lil B Confirms Kevin Durant's Injury Caused By The Based God's Curse

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Lil B was at MIT last night, giving what The FADER called "a groundbreaking lecture" at the school's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The lecture sounds like it was quite the event, "presenting nuanced observations...Show More Summary

HIV/AIDS Drugs Could Be Repurposed to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A landmark study published today in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University...Show More Summary

University of Kentucky reports HIV/AIDS drugs could be repurposed to treat AMD

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2014) - A landmark study published today in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor & vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology...Show More Summary

Sandia Releases API to Manage Energy Usage in HPC Environments

Sandia National Laboratories, a government contractor that works to solve national security issues with science and technology, has released the Power API. The Power API aims to standardize measurement and control of energy in high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

Tour the Lab Where Scientists Supercharge Elite Athletes

Just down the road from Facebook and Google, Dr. Phil Wagner runs a laboratory dedicated to optimizing the performance of some of the world's top athletes. At Sparta Performance Science in Menlo Park, California, Wagner and his teamShow More Summary

Thanksgiving Burger Is a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in a Bun

last monthOdd : Neatorama

PYT is a restaurant in Philadelphia known worldwide for its research into the burger sciences. The geniuses in its laboratory have developed revolutionary new hamburger products, such as the cheeseburger-stuffed donut, the deep fried Twinkie burger and the peanut butter and jelly sandwich bun burger. Show More Summary

NASA’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Carving a Jack-o-Lantern isn’t rocket science -unless you make it so! NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a pumpkin carving competition every year in which their best scientists and engineers do things to pumpkins that you’d never think of. Show More Summary

The Art of Planetary Science

On October 17-19, 2014, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on the University of Arizona campus hosted the second annual Art of Planetary Science exhibition. This exhibition featured works of art inspired by the solar system, alongside works by scientists created from their scientific data.

Ebola Virus Is More Likely to Spread through Aerosols – and Survive Longer – When It’s Cold

A British government defense lab finds that Ebola can last up to 50 days in the cold. The Daily Mail reports: The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain [of Ebola] will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days. Show More Summary

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