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Policy & Ethics

The Humanities and the Future

5 hours ago — Abraham Loeb

Policy & Ethics
The Humanities and the Future
Policy & Ethics

The Humanities and the Future

5 hours ago — Abraham Loeb

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Arts & Culture

Sing Solo for Higher Fidelity

March 18, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

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What's Holding Smart Cities Back?

March 18, 2019 — Amit Nisenbaum

Behavior & Society
Behavior & Society

The Internet Knows You Better Than Your Spouse Does

March 14, 2019 — Frank Luerweg

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Ion Drive: The First Flight

Researchers from MIT have flown a plane with no moving parts for the first time. It is powered by an "ion drive" which uses high powered electrodes to ionise and accelerate air particles, creating an "ionic wind." This wind drove a five-meter-wide craft across a sports hall. Unlike the ion drives which have powered space craft for decades, this new drive uses air as the accelerant. The researchers say it could power silent drones. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 21, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.

November 26, 2018

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Baseball Commish Talks Big Data

60-Second Science - March 5, 2019 - By Steve Mirsky02:23

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Should Robots Have a License to Kill?

60-Second Science - February 23, 2019 - By Christopher Intagliata02:44

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Finally Over for Mars Rover

60-Second Science - February 13, 2019 - By Steve Mirsky01:51

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"Rectenna" Converts Wi-Fi to Electricity

60-Second Science - January 30, 2019 - By Christopher Intagliata01:53

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