Feature Stories, Weblog & Reports

What Anthropic Reasoning Can Really Tell Us

Anthropic reasoning is under debate in the scientific community, and is considered by some as a cop-out. It has now lost further ground as physicists show that anthropic conclusions mostly reflect our biases ...

Feb 08, 2008 feature
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'Mind Gaming' Could Enter Market This Year

In an adapted version of the Harry Potter video game, players lift boulders and throw lightning bolts using only their minds. Just as physical movement changed the interface of gaming with Nintendo's Wii, ...

Mar 14, 2008 weblog
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Dutch Windwheel draws energy innovations

The backers of the Dutch Windwheel leave few superlatives behind. The most innovative 'windmill' in the world. A showcase for clean technology. Accelerator for renewable energy. A future icon for The Netherl ...

Feb 17, 2015 weblog
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Hitching a Ride Out of a Gluttonous Black Hole

“Ever since Stephen Hawking showed that black holes evaporate,” says Seth Lloyd, an MIT physicist, “people have wondered about the stuff that comes out of them. Is it just garbage, or is it something ...

Feb 25, 2006 feature
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Superconducting motor to increase power density

The field of electric motors has recently entered a new era. The electric motors that you see today in everything from washing machines, toys, and fans use the same basic principles as motors from 50 years ...

May 24, 2007 feature
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Rigiflex lithography improves organic LEDs

In the race to create the roll-up TV (and a host of other devices), scientists are continually manipulating organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. Recently, researchers from Korea have designed a technique ...

Apr 21, 2006 feature
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