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Science Fiction Dreams That Came True in 2012

Science Fiction Dreams That Came True in 2012

As a longtime reader of science fiction, it’s always interesting to see how the visions of writers eventually become real. Take Arthur C. Clarke’s letter to Wireless World in 1945, which details the geostationary communications satellite network everyone uses today. The satellites are in what is called the “Clarke Orbit.”…

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NASA says the world won’t end in December

NASA says the world won’t end in December

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve heard the rumor that existence as we know it will come to an end in less than three weeks. So says those who ascribe to the “Mayans predicted the end of the world” theory, which states that…

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Japan unveils world’s fastest levitating train

Japan unveils world’s fastest levitating train

Japan’s bullet trains can travel up to 300 kilometres per hour (km/h). The Central Japan Railway Co claims that a new maglev train prototype can reach 500km/h. At this point in time, there are only two commercial maglev train systems operating: one in Shanghai (the Transrapid from Shanhai Pudong International…

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Apple Finds New Battery Supplier to Replace Samsung

Apple Finds New Battery Supplier to Replace Samsung

The relationship between Apple and Samsung, as lucrative as it is for both parties, has soured and may continue to do so more rapidly as both companies distance themselves from each other.  According to reports, Apple has selected Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery to provide iPad and MacBook…

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10 Questions To Distinguish Real From Fake Science

10 Questions To Distinguish Real From Fake Science

Pseudoscience is the shaky foundation of practices–often medically related–that lack a basis in evidence. It’s “fake” science dressed up, sometimes quite carefully, to look like the real thing. If you’re alive, you’ve encountered it, whether it was the guy at the mall trying to sell you Power Balance bracelets, the…

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