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This Galactic Collision Shaped the History of the Milky Way

As the Milky Way was growing, taking shape, and minding its own business around 10 billion years ago, it suffered a massive head-on collision with another, smaller galaxy. That cosmic cataclysm changed the Milky Way’s structure forever, shaping the thick spirals that spin out from the supermassive black hole at ...

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This Crazy Slide Is Either Evil or Funny

[embedded content] Why would you build a slide like this? It’s really long and it’s really straight. When humans get to the end, they can’t stop. I don’t know what the designer was thinking—maybe the intent was to build a slide that would produce excellent videos of people crashing at ...

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This Insect-Sized Flying Robot Is Powered by Lasers

In 1989, two MIT artificial intelligence researchers made a terrifying prediction. “Within a few years,” wrote Rodney Brooks and Anita Flynn, “it will be possible at modest cost to invade a planet with millions of tiny robots.” Their paper “Fast, Cheap and out of Control: A Robot Invasion of the ...

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DealBook: Please, Please Buy This Gun Company

DealBook Business and Policy DealBook Please, Please Buy This Gun Company Image Gun-control supporters have wondered about the opportunities to be found in Remington’s bankruptcy.CreditJoshua Lott/Reuters By Andrew Ross Sorkin May 14, 2018 Remington Outdoor, one of the country’s oldest and largest gun makers, is getting ready to emerge from ...

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This Startup Wants to Be AirBnb for Gene Sequencers

Last month, cancer researcher Amit Verma found himself in a bit of a bind. His lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York had just received feedback on a new paper about how genes get turned on and off when healthy pancreas cells develop into tumors. The ...

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