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Bricks alive! Scientists create living concrete

Posted by   /  January 16, 2020  /  Real Estate, Science  /  No Comments

Wil Srubar, left, a structural engineer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, holding a brick of building matter made from cyanobacteria and other materials. / Credit CU Boulder College of Engineering & Applied Science. / The New York Times “A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it […]

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Drone on the range: Farmers take to the skies to save water and money

Posted by   /  December 31, 2019  /  Science, Technology, Water  /  No Comments

By Miles Wilson and Dylan McKim | Cronkite News  MARICOPA – Farmers for decades have used huge machines to plant, grow and harvest their crops, but more and more Arizona farmers today are using tiny, remote-controlled aircraft to boost yields and save water and money. Kelly Thorp, an agricultural engineer for the Department of Agriculture’s […]

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Regional News: Boeing Starliner capsule softly lands in New Mexico after dramatic missions

Posted by   /  December 22, 2019  /  Regional News, Science  /  No Comments

Boeing’s Starliner capsule lands at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, after its mission to the International Space Station had to be cut short due to issues with raising its orbit./NASA / AUBREY GEMIGNANI By Emre Kelly | Florida Today Despite complications after launch from Cape Canaveral, […]

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Boeing eyes Southern Arizona site for space-capsule landings

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

Teams from NASA, Boeing and the White Sands Missile Range, rehearse landing and crew extraction from Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, which will be used to carry humans to the International Space Station, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at the White Sands Missile Range outside Las Cruces, New Mexico. Using a convoy of vehicles Boeing uses to […]

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You know your dog loves you. Now an ASU psychologist says he has scientific proof

Posted by   /  November 11, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

 Clive Wynne, a behavioral scientist and founder of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, and his dog, Xephos. /Photo: Courtesy of Clive Wynne By Scott Craven | Arizona Republic  She greets you every day at the door, prancing about as her tail wags, overflowing with excitement. Your spouse and kids may be otherwise […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California to launch nation’s first statewide earthquake warning system

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Regional News, Science  /  No Comments

FILE – This Jan. 28, 2013 file photo Seismologist, Dr. Lucy Jones, describes how an early warning system would provide advance warning of an earthquake, at a news conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif./ AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File By Madeline Holcombe and Sarah Moon | CNN California will launch the nation’s first […]

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A bitter debate rages over the future of Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats

Posted by   /  October 5, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Science, Water  /  No Comments

A scientist examines the condition of the salt flats./CBS NEWS CBS NEWS [REGIONAL NEWS] Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats have been one of America’s most famous speedways for more than 100 years. The salt that stretches for miles and miles in northwest Utah makes the region look like a different planet — one that is uniquely […]

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Are brain implants the future of thinking?

Posted by   /  September 22, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

Brain-computer interface technology is moving fast and Silicon Valley is moving in. Will we all soon be typing with our minds? By Zoë Corbyn | The Guardian Almost two years ago, Dennis Degray sent an unusual text message to his friend. “You are holding in your hand the very first text message ever sent from […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] The problem with believing what we’re told

Posted by   /  August 31, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

ILLUSTRATION: TOMASZ WALENTA In an age of information overload, it’s important to find ways to resist the brain’s difficulty in separating fact from falsehood By Gary Marcus and Annie Duke | The Wall Street Journal In a perfect world, to determine whether an idea or fact is true, we would patiently evaluate how it fits […]

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Humans need to take charge of their robots

Posted by   /  August 24, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

 Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Steve LeVine | Axios In 2013, two young Oxford University researchers ignited a provocative debate with a landmark forecast that 47% of U.S. jobs are vulnerable to automation. Since then, experts around the world have relentlessly argued whether the new age of robots will wipe out whole classes of jobs, or […]

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