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What is Engineering? | Types of Engineering

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 10:44pm
Engineering is the application of science and math to solve problems. It is a cornerstone of STEM education.
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Space Plane Tech Could Power Hypersonic Aircraft for US Military

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 10:19pm
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is studying hypersonic vehicles that would use the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which is intended to power the Skylon space plane, AFRL officials said.
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Sea Plankton on Space Station? Russian Official Claims It's So

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 10:10pm
A Russian official claims that samples collected by cosmonauts show evidence of sea plankton on the outside of the International Space Station, news agencies are reporting.
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What the Deep Sea Sounds Like

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 6:46pm
At the bottom of the ocean, a network of underwater microphones eavesdrops day in and day out on the squeaky laments of whales, the rumbles of earthquakes and the drone of passing ships.
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Viruses Deflate Huge Algal Blooms at Sea

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 4:18pm
Gobs of microscopic organisms called algae may have met their match in viruses that can invade their cells, ultimately leading to death, new research suggests.
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The Surprising Reason Hummingbirds Love Sweets

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 4:05pm
New research reveals why hummingbirds ¬have a taste for sweets even though they lack a sweet taste receptor on their tongues.
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Sickly Coral Reefs Fail the Smell Test

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 4:05pm
When looking for a place to settle down, young corals and fish use chemical cues to sniff out bad neighborhoods littered with seaweed.
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Cured Ebola Patient: 'God Saved My Life'

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 4:04pm
Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa, is cured of the disease and was released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
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High 'n' Dry: GPS Offers New Way to Measure Drought

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 4:03pm
The western United States has suffered a crippling drought for the past three years, but researchers now have a fuller picture of the extent of damage, thanks to a new way to measure how much water has been lost.
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Has Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 4:01pm
A new study suggests a natural climate cycle in the North Atlantic gobbled Earth's extra heat, putting global warming on pause.
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Earth's Eastern Hemisphere Stuns in Photo from Space

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 3:23pm
The Earth-orbiting Suomi NPP satellite has spit out some breathtaking shots of humanity's home planet, including one of the Eastern Hemisphere released yesterday that shows swirls of clouds above a blue, green and brown orb.
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Women Seeking Flextime Pay Heavier Price Than Men

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 2:56pm
Women are perceived as less likable and competent than men when they ask for flexible work arrangements to accommodate childcare responsibilities, a new study suggests.
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Hot and Getting Hotter: Heat Islands Cooking US Cities

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 2:13pm
Since 1970, cities have been warming, and have been getting hotter far faster than adjacent rural areas
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Zombies and Prosthetic Limbs? The Many Uses of 3D Scanners

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 11:38am
Ever wonder why the zombies in the film "World War Z" appear so lifelike? It's not just makeup — some of them were created with the aid of high-tech scanning technology.
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New Mineral Hints at Livable Mars

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 11:31am
A tiny, clay-filled bubble found in a Martian meteorite boosts the chances that Mars was habitable for life.
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Gallery: 3D Scans in Hollywood and Hospitals

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 11:25am
Producers for Hollywood films like "World War Z" and shows like "The Big Bang Theory" use 3D scanners to produce lifelike models of their characters.
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Awkward! How Facebook Complicates Breakups

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 10:09am
When people break up, social media such as Facebook can often add to their distress, by providing constant reminders of the breakup and temptations to check up on the ex, new research shows.
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10 Tips for Healthy Facebook Breakups

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 10:03am
From changing passwords to deleting an ex from a friends list, people can take several steps to have a healthier breakup online, researchers say.
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Port Arthur, Texas, and Its Fight Against Keystone (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - August 21, 2014 - 3:57am
For a Texas community already surrounded by oil refineries, there is a personal drive to fight the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us

Live Science News - August 20, 2014 - 10:15pm
The results of two autopsies of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by a St. Louis police officer on Aug. 9, can't provide crucial information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
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