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Mystery island on Saturn's moon Titan reappears with a new look

A "magic island" on Saturn's intriguing moon Titan has once again popped up on Cassini's radar, but it seems to have changed its look since the last time it was spotted.

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'Invisibility cloak' uses lenses to bend light

A device called the Rochester Cloak uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye. And you can try it for yourself.

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Device allows completely paralysed rats to walk again

By electrically stimulating the severed part of the spinal cord, scientists are able to precisely control in real-time the limbs of a paralysed rat -- and human trials are on the way.

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New 'Diamond nanothreads' may make space elevator a reality

Scientists produce ultra-thin threads of carbon atoms they say should be stronger and stiffer than any existing man-made material. Space elevators, here we come.

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Stephen Hawking makes it clear: There is no God

The physicist explains that science now offers more convincing explanations for existence. He is therefore an atheist.

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Earth's water older than the sun, came from interstellar ice

The water in our solar system -- including up to half of Earth's supply -- has actually been here since before the birth of the sun, according to new research.

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The DJI S1000 is just over a meter across and can carry a hefty Canon 5D Mark III SLR camera in a gyro-stablized gimbal mount. IIt can fly for 15 minutes thanks to a 9.5kg, 15,000mAh battery that supplies 500 watts of power. The drone costs €3,390 alone, the gimal adds €2,600, and the controller a further €1,099. A combo package is5,430.

FAA opens the door for moviemaking drones

Drones may not seem so unusual nowadays, but they're still generally illegal for US companies to use. The Federal Aviation Administration just opened the door a significant crack, though.

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Chemists turn anthrax bacteria into cancer-fighting zombies

An MIT research team takes one of our biggest biological enemies and recruits it as an expert drug delivery bug in the fight against cancer.

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Harvard wants everyone to build soft robots

Harvard University labs has launched a toolkit that will supply robotics enthusiasts and researchers with the tools they need to design, build and operate soft robots.

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Cassini snaps rare pic of three of Saturn's moons

A rare picture snapped by Saturn probe Cassini shows three of the planet's moons -- all of which are very different from each other.

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Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

Using eight flexible legs and a soft web, a robotic octopus can scull through the water like its cephalopod inspiration.

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

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