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Oct 22, 2014 12:20 PM ET
In the sci-fi genre, tractor beams have long been the preferred method for moving things in outer space. In the real world, though, scientists may have just hit upon the ideal tractor beam, one that doesn't even need to run on infinite energy.
Sep 11, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The newly discovered dino-era pterosaur looks to have been built for scooping up fish -- a lot of them. Continue reading →
Aug 4, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
'We used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.' -- Matthew McConaughey Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2014 09:10 AM ET // AFP
Recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan usher in a future in which it's difficult to tell man from machine.
Jul 9, 2014 10:05 AM ET // AFP
A giant robot based on a Japanese anime character will get moving by 2019.
Jun 6, 2014 11:26 AM ET
Scientists -- because you know they can't help themselves! -- are taking baby steps toward achieving the deep freeze some people want to stick themselves in when they die.
May 21, 2014 04:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A physicist has revisited wormholes, potentially finding a way to send a signal through time. Continue reading →
May 13, 2014 05:22 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Swiss artist H.R. Giger has died. Among his many strange accomplishments was designing a monster that wold inspire the vampire 'el chupacabra.' Continue reading →
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