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Ice Cream That Does Not Melt (Immediately)? Sweet!

By Meera Dolasia on September 3, 2015
Ice Cream That Does Not Melt (Immediately)? Sweet!

What's better than a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day? How about one that doesn't melt into a sticky puddle within minutes? That, believe it or not, could soon become a reality thanks to the ingenious scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee.

Nemo's Garden Takes Farming To The Next Frontier - Underwater!

By Allegra Staples on August 31, 2015
Nemo's Garden Takes Farming To The Next Frontier - Underwater!

An agricultural experiment called Nemo's Garden is taking farming to a new level - about 20-feet below the ocean's surface! The endeavor is the brainchild of Italian entrepreneur and scuba diving enthusiast Sergio Gamberini who wanted to combine his passion for diving and farming to create a sustainable food source without disturbing the underwater ecosystem.

SpaceX Announces Hyperloop Pod Competition

By June Liu on August 28, 2015
SpaceX Announces Hyperloop Pod Competition

In August 2013, Elon Musk, the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, the world's first privately funded spacecraft company unveiled a 57-page white paper that outlined a radical new supersonic transportation system. Called Hyperloop, it envisioned giving residents of high-traffic cities that lie within short distances the option to commute in enclosed capsules through low-pressure steel tubes at up to 800 mph. Musk hypothesized that such a system would help cut the commute time between cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco from the current 6 hours to just 30 minutes.

Brave 10-Year Old Shark Bite Victim Wades Back Into The Ocean To Save Her Friend

By Meera Dolasia on August 26, 2015
Brave 10-Year Old Shark Bite Victim Wades Back Into The Ocean To Save Her Friend

On Wednesday, August  19th, ten-year-old Florida resident Kaley Szarmack was wading in knee-deep ocean waters at a Jacksonville beach, when she experienced a sharp pain in her right leg. Thinking that a crab was holding on to her, the young girl looked down only to see multiple lacerations on both sides of her leg. Soon after, Kaley noticed the dorsal fin of what appeared to be a three-foot long shark darting away from the crime scene.

Video Of The Week - Chinese Artist Lights Up The Skies With 500-Meter Fireworks Ladder

By Meera Dolasia on August 24, 2015
Video Of The Week - Chinese Artist Lights Up The Skies With 500-Meter Fireworks Ladder

In the wee hours of June 15, the audience gathered at the Huily Island Harbour in Quanzhou, China, watched in awe as a giant balloon filled with 6,200 cubic meters of helium slowly made its way up. Attached to it was a 500-meter (1,640-feet) wire ladder. This of course was no ordinary ladder, but an art installation created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All

By June Liu on August 24, 2015
Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All

For those living in developed countries, life without Internet connectivity is almost unimaginable. However, about 4 billion people across the world still have sketchy or no access to the massive networking structure that has transformed the world into a global village. But if social networking powerhouse Facebook and search giant Google have their way, that will soon be a thing of the past.

ISS Astronauts Enjoy First Space-Grown Salad

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on August 21, 2015
ISS Astronauts Enjoy First Space-Grown Salad

Space food has come a long way since John Glenn orbited Earth in 1962. He and other members of Project Mercury, the first American human spaceflight program, had to endure unappetizing foods that came in the form of bite-sized cubes, freeze-dried powders, and semi-liquids stuffed in aluminum tubes. Today astronauts can select from an extensive menu of over 70 foods and 20 beverages. The one thing they still can't get? Fresh fruits and vegetables!

Mcity: A Town Built Just for Cars

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on August 14, 2015
Mcity: A Town Built Just for Cars

At first sight, Mcity near Ann Arbor, Michigan, looks just like any other U.S. town or city. However, look closer and you will notice that the buildings are merely facades and the sidewalks, eerily empty. In fact, the only things you will encounter are cars zipping around, many with no humans at the helm. Welcome to the world's first car city - a 32-acre vehicle haven created by the University of Michigan to test new automotive technology.

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