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NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

NASA is about to launch a new spaceship into orbit, and Mallory Loe has never heard of it.<p>"I mean, technically, NASA doesn't have another spaceship, do they?" she asks incredulously during a visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.<p>She's hardly the only one who …

NASA clears Orion spacecraft for first test flight next week

NASA's newest deep space capsule Orion, is getting ready for its first uncrewed test flight, launching next week.<p>The space agency and Lockheed Martin - the company that manufactured Orion for NASA - have given the "go" to proceed with the capsule's robotic test on Dec. 4. The company and agency …

The Black Hole Tango

A new paper reveals that black holes seem to know their place in the cosmic web, aligning with one another despite huge separations in …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Experimental Particle Accelerator Boosts Electrons On A Wave

Surf's up at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California.<p>The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's linear accelerator cuts through the grass and trees just west of Stanford University in California, running for two miles, its path clearly visible from the air. Now, in a lab on the same …

DIY Robotics: Codeable Wireless Building Blocks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here. Expected to hit around $7.1 trillion by 2020 according to IDC, it’s being driven by both a consumer addiction to connectivity but the enterprise as well.<p>According to the study, the global IoT install base will including billions of connected devices in the …

Bizarre, Disappearing 'Matter Waves' Are the Ghosts of Physics

Rice University researchers observe matter that blinks out of existence to avoid collisions.<p>Ghosts are real. This is the case, at least, in a Rice University laboratory, where physicist Randy Hulet and a team of researchers have demonstrated a bizarre, paradoxical phenomenon in which matter is able …

Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

For five years physicists have been tantalized by possible evidence of dark matter in the Milky Way's center.<p>Once again, a shadow of a signal that scientists hoped would amplify into conclusive evidence of dark matter has instead flatlined, repeating a maddening refrain in the search for the …

These Stunning Hubble Images Show Us The Secrets Of The Universe

This telescope, which uses a series of high-resolution cameras to observe the visible universe, has captured the hearts of the public with its stunning images and the hearts of the scientific community with its wealth of data collected over the last 24 years.<p>Many wonders of our universe, including …

NASA’s Orion spacecraft could make ‘Interstellar’ a reality

Christopher Nolan’s epic movie “Interstellar” is set to open next week…but already NASA’s Orion spacecraft is well on its way to making this sort of space exploration beyond the Moon a reality.<p>In the movie, a group of explorers break through current limitations on human space travel and traverse …

Why You Should Care That the White House Got Hacked

Security experts are pointing fingers at Russian hackers for a cyberattack against the White House that came to light late Tuesday, marking the …

Cybersecurity

ARM unveils a trio of graphics chip designs for mobile media processing

When it comes to mobile graphics, ARM wants to cover all the bases. The Cambridge, England-based chip design company is announcing three new graphics processing unit (GPU) chip designs based on its Mali mobile graphics architecture.<p>ARM is coming up with multiple Mali GPUs because mobile is becoming …

Met Office £97 Million Supercomputer Can Do 16,000 Trillion Sums A Second

Weather forecast blunders will become a thing of the past when a new £97 million "supercomputer" is up and running next year, the Met Office has said.<p>…

Microsoft borrows Mac trackpad gestures for Windows 10

Alienware's got a massive, $300 dock for your new graphics card

We know what you're thinking: What the hell is a "graphics amplifier"? (Some of you smartasses are probably also wondering if it goes to 11.) In fact, it is what it sounds like: The Amplifier, a new accessory from Alienware, is a big ol' shell that lives on your desk, with room for nearly any …

Want to save your favorite film? Here’s how to fix a scratched DVD or CD

So you let your buddy borrow your DVD of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> and now it’s scratched — guess they didn’t show Chris Pratt’s epic film the …

Interstellar, first-look review: 'close to a masterpiece'

Christopher Nolan's science fiction epic asks big questions and answers them thrillingly and beautifully<p><b>Director: Christopher Nolan. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon. 12A</b> …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

In 2009, a man named Barry Beck suffered a series of strokes, which caused extensive damage to his right occipital lobe and to the brain stem. The geologist and author of several books was left completely unable to communicate, in a state known as locked-in syndrome.<p>The condition was famously …

The First Man To Float On The Edge Of Space

Even more than rules, records are made for breaking. A skyscraper rises a metre taller than its rivals, an athlete beats his opponent by a fraction of a second. But some pioneers should never be forgotten; the ones who set the very first records.<p>Google vice-president Alan Eustace entered the …

Real-life tractor beam pulls in particles

The invisible force that pulls in the Millennium Falcon spacecraft to the Death Star in "Star Wars" movies is still far from becoming a reality, but physicists have developed a miniature version of sorts: a tractor beam that can reel in tiny particles.<p>The laser-based retractor beam pulled the …