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The Sahara Desert Is Twice as Old as Previously Thought

The world's largest hot desert wasn't always so. Once upon a time, North Africa was a lush, vegetated landscape; now it's the Sahara. Scientists have been working to figure out what exactly happened to force such a transition and also when.We already ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 1 hour ago]
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The Careful Art of Watching Time Slow Down

The classic explanation of Einstein's theory of special relativity involves simply a clock moving really fast. Because the speed of light always remains constant, the closer we come to reaching that constant speed, the more time has to slow down (or "dilate") ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 1 hour ago]
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Star Wars Ordered a 'DroneShield' to Prevent Leaks On Set

Over the last couple of weeks,  people have been flying drones over Pinewood Studios , where Star Wars Episode VII is being filmed. That made waves last week, but, perhaps most interestingly, the studio ordered a "DroneShield" back in June anticipating ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 22 hours ago]
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Harvard Makes Soft Robotics Open-Source

Thanks in no small part to the advent of supercheap Arduino microcontrollers and their even cheaper off-brand kin, making robots has become populist in a way that would have baffled engineers just a couple of decades ago. Robots, the classic symbol of ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 6 hours ago]
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The Universe's Biggest Galaxies Are Cannibals

What happens when a galaxy runs out of fuel to make new stars? It finds that fuel elsewhere, and sometimes, that means resorting to cannibalism.Yep, cannibalism. A new paper from a team of Australian astronomerspublished today in the Monthly Notices of ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
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Robots Just Got Fingertips

Robots are alreadyrunning like humans ,  galloping like animals , and even  opening doors (kind of), but researchers from MIT and Northeastern University have outfitted a robot hand with "a novel tactile sensor" giving it the ability to grasp and manipulate ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
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I Drove the New Mustang Because Hauling Ass Rules

As a Californian transplanted to Brooklyn, the feeling of living without a car has evolved over the last four years from a genuine feeling of loss to a persistent, low-intensity itch that's only lightly scratched by sprinting a bike through traffic or ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 22 hours ago]
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I 'Relaxed' for Three Minutes in a Makeshift Vacuum Chamber

Astronauts preparing for a mission spend months  training in vacuum chambers and zero gravity simulators to get acclimated to the alien physics of outer space. Yesterday, artist Lucy McRae convinced me to try doing the same using an emergency blanket ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 23 hours ago]
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Peter Thiel Thinks There's Too Many People Like Him, Not Enough Like Elon Musk

Guys, something's up with Peter Thiel. The Paypal co-founder, college hater and libertarian  would-be sea-steader has been making the PR rounds for a book or something, but rather than shilling, he's been complaining. He mostly seems miffed that the tech ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
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A Tour Through the Downloadable, DIY Smart Home

TheWikiHouse project is a shining example of open-source architecture: a building design you can download, send off for production, and then put together with no real construction experience. In the latest version of the project, this open-source ethos ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
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How Drug Cartels Counterfeit Pills

The two peoplecharged by the FBI last week with drug counterfeiting and smuggling. weren’t part of a well-known cartel. They weren't  selling methamphetamine or cocaine. The pair, named Marla Ahlgrimm and Balbir Bhogal, were a pharmacist and a pharmacologist, ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
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Hyperlapse Is the TL;DR of Video

You've seen them streaking across your feeds. Catch one, and suddenly you're in hyperdrive. You're whipping over great distances, seemingly in fast forward. You're bopping fromTokyo to San Francisco in 83 seconds .You're watching hyperlapses—first-person ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Sep 19 2014]

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explains in a synopsis of the Gutenberg team's research, which is published in the current edition of Physical Review Letters . "The combination of two frequency shifts eliminates uncertain parameters and allows the team to validate the timetime dilation prediction to a few parts per billion, improving on previous limits."
...and related files that can be downloaded and used in the design, manufacture, and operation of soft robots," the toolkit's website explains. "In combination with low material costs and increasingly accessible rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC mills, the toolkit enables soft robotic components to be produced easily and affordably."
"If you could not do a burnout at the lunch spot, but somewhere else. Not that I'm encouraging you to do a burnout, but I am" Barnes added, in reference to a bit of over-exuberance from the first wave of journalists the day before at a wedding-ready ranch...
"We weren't able to ship overseas because our ITAR (export) application, filed in May, hadn't been approved," the rep told me in an email. "It is now September and it STILL hasn't been approved."

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