The Jets of the Future

Popular Science The best way to conserve jet fuel is to turn off the gas engines. That’s only possible with an alternative power source, like the battery packs and electric motors in the Boeing SUGAR Volt’s hybrid propulsion system.
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The Jets of the Future

Popular Science The best way to conserve jet fuel is to turn off the gas engines. That’s only possible with an alternative power source, like the battery packs and electric motors in the Boeing SUGAR Volt’s hybrid propulsion system.
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Archive Gallery: Our Obsession with the Titanic

PopSci.com From the moment the devastating news reached New York, America has been utterly enthralled by the Titanic disaster. We savor mental images of the super rich clinging to debris, drowning because they grabbed jewels instead of a life vest, and we still can’t help but wonder whether the iceberg was cosmic punishment for the arrogance of claiming an “unsinkable” ship.
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Archive Gallery: Our Obsession with the Titanic

PopSci.com From the moment the devastating news reached New York, America has been utterly enthralled by the Titanic disaster. We savor mental images of the super rich clinging to debris, drowning because they grabbed jewels instead of a life vest, and we still can’t help but wonder whether the iceberg was cosmic punishment for the arrogance of claiming an “unsinkable” ship.
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The Robots That Can Be Blown Up and Keep On Detecting IEDs

Popular Science The homemade bombs known as IEDs accounted for 60 percent of all U.S. military injuries in Iraq and have killed more than 21,000 Iraqi civilians. Last November, a month before the last U.S. troops departed, Iraq’s federal bomb squad paraded with bomb-disposal robots in Baghdad.
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The Robots That Can Be Blown Up and Keep On Detecting IEDs

Popular Science The homemade bombs known as IEDs accounted for 60 percent of all U.S. military injuries in Iraq and have killed more than 21,000 Iraqi civilians. Last November, a month before the last U.S. troops departed, Iraq’s federal bomb squad paraded with bomb-disposal robots in Baghdad.
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FYI: Where Is The Center of the Universe?

Popular Science First, it’s important to know that the big bang wasn’t an explosion of matter into empty space—it was the rapid expansion of space itself. This means that every single point in the universe appears to be at the center.
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FYI: Where Is The Center of the Universe?

Popular Science First, it’s important to know that the big bang wasn’t an explosion of matter into empty space—it was the rapid expansion of space itself. This means that every single point in the universe appears to be at the center.
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Electric Animals That Aren’t Eels

PopSci.com Eels aren’t the only creatures that can deliver a painful zap of electricity. In fact, not all of them are even marine animals. Here are some others.
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Electric Animals That Aren’t Eels

PopSci.com Eels aren’t the only creatures that can deliver a painful zap of electricity. In fact, not all of them are even marine animals. Here are some others.
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Too Much Monkey Business Leads to Monkey Vasectomies

Popular Science A rhesus macaque awaits a vasectomy at a wildlife rescue facility in Himachal Pradesh, India. The state’s estimated 319,000 monkeys frequently ransack garbage cans and harass citizens.
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Too Much Monkey Business Leads to Monkey Vasectomies

Popular Science A rhesus macaque awaits a vasectomy at a wildlife rescue facility in Himachal Pradesh, India. The state’s estimated 319,000 monkeys frequently ransack garbage cans and harass citizens.
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Archive Gallery: Swindlers, Quackery and Snake Oil

PopSci.com Just 15 minutes a day! Absolutely free! Guaranteed results! The same breathless promises have been prying open our wallets for decades, offering hope for beauty, health, popularity and eternal youth. We combed the archives for the most brazen scams from the 1920s to the 1940s.
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Archive Gallery: Swindlers, Quackery and Snake Oil

PopSci.com Just 15 minutes a day! Absolutely free! Guaranteed results! The same breathless promises have been prying open our wallets for decades, offering hope for beauty, health, popularity and eternal youth. We combed the archives for the most brazen scams from the 1920s to the 1940s.
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The Glee Market

Psychology Today A lousy economy can make you feel depressed, but can your frame of mind depress the economy?
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The Glee Market

Psychology Today A lousy economy can make you feel depressed, but can your frame of mind depress the economy?
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How Quickly Could a Single Supervirus Spread to Every Single Person on Earth?

Popular Science If it’s a particularly contagious virus, it would spread across the planet in a year.
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How Quickly Could a Single Supervirus Spread to Every Single Person on Earth?

Popular Science If it’s a particularly contagious virus, it would spread across the planet in a year.
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