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The Hollywood Science of ‘Iron Man 2′ is Here Today…Kind of

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For decades, mankind has longed for cool exo-suits. In the 1960s, Tony Stark created one of the coolest fictional suits of high-tech armor ever. The Iron Man suit (and its many updated models) responds to brainwaves, increases strength, allows for flight and is equipped with electro-magnetic "repulsor blasts

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Science is a Verb, Science is a Doing Word

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Is there anything better than the combination of than cats, science, and jetpacks? With the possible exception of maybe Liz Lemon and bacon and robots, no. This tee, like most sold by the webcomic "Questionable Content," doesn

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Remote-Controlled Cyborg Beetles Begin The Countdown To Judgment Day

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Scientists like cyborgs. I like cyborgs. It's good to know science and I are on the same page. Still, there's something creepy about insects hardwired to follow the commands of very smart people. Has no one seen Robocop?

Geekologie has the unholy skinn

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A Mighty Mouse Takes Flight

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Once in awhile a story comes along at just the right time in the news cycle that it absolutely confounds a blogger with a clever, if near irrelevant way to spin its content. Case in point: anti-grav rodents.

As Livescience e

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Scarecrow’s Fear-Inducing Chemicals Coming Soon

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The Dark Knight's lankiest villain may have been on to something after all: Scientists report that fear-inducing chemicals could soon be easy to synthesize.

Sure, The Scarecrow may have used crazy hallucinogenic gasses to cripple his victims with nightmarish visions, but the science behind more subtly influencing the textbook definition of fear is more real than ever.

Io9 reports

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Outside the Lines: ‘Magic Carpets’ Make Objects Invisible

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The New Scientist reports that science has taken one of the first steps to a Harry Potter-style "invisibility cloak" that hides objects in plain view:Invisibility cloaks work by deflecting light waves so the light that reaches the eye shows no trace of the hidden object... Both new carpet cloaks... provide the first demonstrations of optical cloaking. As they are not limited to a narrow range of wav

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