David Wang

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How Much Will Your Next Hospital Visit Cost? [Infographic]

Depends on where you are. Like, a lot.<p>It's no secret healthcare procedures often cost way more in the U.S. than they do in other countries. Healthcare costs also vary incredibly across different regions within the U.S. How much?<p>Well, according to this interactive infographic of hospital pricing …

Piloting A Drone Is Hell

Drone pilots are remote but not detached.<p>The cover story for the <i>Atlantic</i>'s September issue reveals a surprising truth: drone warfare is more like <i>The Truman Show</i> than <i>Terminator</i>. In the future, autonomous robots might fight our battles for us, but for now, war is all too human; we rely on human …

First Mind Meld? Two Researchers Claim It's Been Done

The first “mind meld”–the term used in “Star Trek”–took place between two humans, allowing a researcher to send brain signals through the Internet to …

Theoretical Element 115 Exists, Study Confirms

Researchers confirm the existence of this synthetic element in a new accelerator study. Will it be enough to give ununpentium official recognition and a new name?<p>At the bottom right corner of the periodic table of elements, there are a handful of boxes that illustrators often color gray. The …

China to land first probe on moon this year | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will land its first probe on the moon at the end of this year, state media reported on Wednesday, the next step in an ambitious space program which includes eventually building a space station.<p>China's Shenzhou 10 spacecraft and its carrier Long March 2-F rocket are seen …