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One Step Closer To Invisibility

Invisibility. Outside of flight, mind-control, and time-travel, it’s one of the most sought after super powers, and now University of Dallas researchers are one step closer to making it happen. Using heat and one-molecule-thick carbon nanotubes to bend light rays, they’ve been able to create a mirage-like effect that hides whatever lies behind them. The …

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The Truth About Teleportation

How often have you wished you could skip lines at the airport, or traffic on the roads, and instantaneously arrive at your destination? Teleportation could be the answer. It’s been an aspect of science fiction for as long as the genre has existed. The Fly showed us its potential horrors, and teleporters played a major role …

Is It Okay To Travel Faster Than Light, Now?

So, we’ve apparently broken the unbreakable: the speed of light. Last month, researchers in Geneva, Switzerland, working in conjunction with CERN, shot some neutrinos 730 km (454 miles) all the way to Gran Sasso, Italy. Those neutrinos arrived at their destination a shocking 60 nanoseconds before they were expected to. 60 nanoseconds sooner than light …

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Brain Scans Reveal What You See (Sort Of)

Prepare to be terrified. Researchers at UC Berkeley have successfully lifted the veil of the human mind to pull images directly from our brains. Using measurements of brain activity from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), they’ve been able to reach into the brains of their subjects and recreate moving images of various film clips shown to …

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The Ends Of The World: Killer Strangelets

There are a lot of things out there trying to kill us. Space rocks, solar flares, global warming. Politics. So, in the spirit of our eventual apocalyptic demise, I’ve started this series of posts called The Ends Of The World, in which I’ll be showcasing the many, many, many ways we might inevitably meet our …