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Human Waste can be used as Fuel in Space

January 9th, 2015 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

Get your toilet humor and poop puns ready – it’s time for another edition of “What do astronauts do with all that doo-doo?” NASA recently asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to […]



Latest thinking about terraforming Mars, introducing cyanobacteria

December 27th, 2014 at 8:39 am » Comments Off

Terraforming Mars While scientists believe that at one time, long ago, Mars had an atmosphere similar to Earth’s and was covered with flowing water, the reality today is quite different. In fact, the surface of Mars is so hostile that a vacation in Antarctica would seem pleasant by comparison. In addition to the extreme cold, […]



The Rise of Technological Unemployment

December 23rd, 2014 at 8:54 am » Comments Off

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published. Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least […]



The Latest Trends in Gaming

December 22nd, 2014 at 2:42 pm » Comments Off

A new study found that more than half of players are downloading their game content on consoles or PC, and that 75 percent spend at least some time playing free games. A third of all gaming time is spent on free-to-play titles, the study showed.



Sneak Peek: George Lucas’ Future Museum

December 14th, 2014 at 7:41 pm » Comments Off

Isolated, the words all sound so cliché. Organic. Flowing. Curvy. But set to the backdrop of Chicago’s blocky skyline, they assemble a brash thesis on the city’s future: The new George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a low-slung knoll inside a landscape of towering Lego, an Egyptian pyramid reimagined for the year 2020.



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