Alphabet’s Loon balloons are helping scientists study gravity waves

In between beaming internet to people in developing countries and sometimes passing for UFOs, Alphabet's Loon balloons have been busy helping scientists study how our

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High-speed camera captures a fluid behaving like a solid

High-speed cameras are useful for capturing the unseen world, and that includes the occasional example of oddball physics. Researchers have used a camera recording

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Hitting the Books: Volcanoes, mortal enemy of the mighty telescope

Humans are, as a species, hardwired to explore. We conquered the planet thanks to untold generations of people needing to see what lay over

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Puerto Rico’s Arecibo radio telescope suffers serious damage

The Arecibo Observatory — the second-largest radio telescope in the world — is in trouble again. Early this week, a support cable snapped, causing

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App tracks mental health by studying your phone usage

The smartphone in your hand might be the key to gauging your mental health. Researchers at Dalhousie University have developed (via CBC and Gizmodo)

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KFC hopes to develop the first lab-made chicken nuggets

The quest for lab-grown meat is extending to a staple of the fast food scene. The Verge reports KFC has teamed up with Moscow’s

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AI helps drone swarms navigate through crowded, unfamiliar spaces

Drone swarms frequently fly outside for a reason: it’s difficult for the robotic fliers to navigate in tight spaces without hitting each other. Caltech

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