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Astronomers say they’ve discovered water ice clouds on a “brown dwarf” just 7.3 light-years from Earth – the first candidate outside our own solar system to have direct evidence of water clouds.  (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle via Getty Images)

Astronomers: ‘First Evidence’ Of Water Clouds Discovered Outside Solar System

Astronomers say they’ve discovered water ice clouds on a “brown dwarf” just 7.3 light-years from Earth – the first candidate outside our own solar system to have direct evidence of water clouds.

08/26/2014

Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and concealed handguns are all concealment tricks that a group of researchers were able to pull off on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at TSA checkpoints and currently used at courthouses, prisons and other government security stops. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Study: TSA Full-Body X-Ray Scanners Miss Guns, Explosives, Knives

Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and concealed handguns are all concealment tricks that a group of researchers were able to pull off on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at TSA checkpoints and currently used at courthouses, prisons and other government security stops.

08/20/2014

(Photo by Andre Vieira/Getty Images)

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

08/18/2014

The Justice Department watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: FBI Collection Of ISP, Telephone Info Better, Improvements Needed

The Justice Department watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better.

08/14/2014

Scorching heatwaves, driving rains and deadly blizzards will become the norm, say climate scientists. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Study: Extreme Summer Weather Will Become More Frequent

Scorching heatwaves, driving rains and deadly blizzards will become the norm, say climate scientists.

08/13/2014

Turn your back on this seemingly flat piece of hardware, and it just might fold itself into a crab and scuttle away. (Screen grab from ScienceMag.org)

Scientists Make Cheap, Fast Self-Assembling Robots

In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.

08/07/2014

File photo of the Facebook homepage. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Facebook’s New Messenger App an Invasion of Privacy?

If you’re like much of America, you use Facebook as a means of keeping up with family, friends and Hollywood.

08/07/2014

A NASA scientist described a recent “global warming hiatus” that shows Earth’s surface temperatures warming at a slower rate than previous decades – but it is still warming.   (Photo Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Climate Scientist Explains 15-Year ‘Global Warming Hiatus’

A NASA scientist described a recent “global warming hiatus” that shows Earth’s surface temperatures warming at a slower rate than previous decades – but it is still warming.

08/06/2014

International Space Station (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Picks U-Md. Proposal for Space Station Project

NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.

07/31/2014

The U.S. Army is researching the ability to 3-D print warheads that are more lethal but less expensive than traditionally manufactured weapons. (DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images)

US Army Developing 3-D Printed Warheads

The U.S. Army is researching the ability to 3D print warheads that are more lethal but less expensive than traditionally manufactured weapons.

07/28/2014

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