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Ozone hole over Antarctic hits record size

The Antarctic ozone hole has expanded this month to one of its biggest sizes on record, UN and US scientists say, insisting that the Earth-shielding ozone layer remains on track to long-term recovery but residents of the southern hemisphere should be on alert for high UV levels in the weeks ahead.

ozone depletion

Credit: Stuart Rankin/Flickr

According to NASA and National Oceanic and...

Boeing created world's Lightest Microlattice Metal

Boeing says it's created the lightest metal ever, a microlattice material which it describes as 99.99% air.
Weight savings are crucially important in aircraft manufacturing, since a lighter aircraft requires less fuel, which is airlines' largest operating expense.

microlattice metal

Credit: Dan Little/HRL Laboratories

Microlattice was inspired by the structure of our...


While scientists around the world continue to debate the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, the tool capable of precisely editing DNA on the genomic level, British scientists working at the Francis Crick Institute in London announced today that they have applied for permission from the United Kingdom's fertility regulator (the UK Human Fertilization & Embryology Authority) to use this technique on viable human embryos. If granted,...

WATCH: The First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale

Filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet decided to build a scale model of the solar system on Earth and film a timelapse of the travels in a new short film –  To Scale.

Starting with the Earth as the size...

Cicret wristband turns your arm into a touch screen

Paris based design company Cicret aims to turn your arm into a tablet device promising a great future for wearables. Coined as "a tablet on your skin", the Cicret bracelet will project your phone onto the skin of your arm.

cicret bracelet

Image: Cicret

It will use a tiny 'pico projector' and eight miniature proximity sensors to project an image of your device screen on to...

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