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by Ker Than, Inside Science

Scientists looking to boost the efficiency of solar panels are taking a fresh look at an exotic physics phenomenon first observed nearly 50 years ago in glowing crystals.

Called singlet fission, the process can enable a single photon of…


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After 16 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants, resulting in the deaths of nearly 700 Palestinians, 32 Israeli soldiers and 3 Israeli civilians, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem on Wednesday and ss the photo shows, the smiles were a bit forced.

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Bold Displays of Inner Canyon Color, from the Desert View Watchtower (by KNikolaev)

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this makes my heart ache

Silverstein always has been, and always will be my favorite poet because he doesn’t even need words in his poem to make people open their eyes.

I feel like crying

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This is a 9-minute clip from last night’s Colbert Report which is longer than what aired, it includes a discussion on vertical take off/landing of electric jets. Here is the 6-minute version that aired on Hulu.

Colbert shows a F9R take off/landing and talks rapid reusability and Mars, Tesla open patents, and jetpacks. Musk mentions that you’ll be able to name your Tesla and has named his Tesla Old Faithful. is down right now, so hopefully this YouTube clip will stay up for awhile.

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What we are dealing with here is not an immigration problem, but a refugee crisis.