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Watching this one short video can completely break your phone

One apparently innocuous video can break your phone.<p>The new video is exploiting a bug that can lead to phone’s gradually slowing down until they …

Tesla powers a whole island with solar to show off its energy chops

Tesla completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity this week, and, to celebrate, the company has announced a major solar energy project: wiring up the whole island of Ta’u in American Samoa. Previously, the island ran on diesel generators, but over the past year Tesla has installed a …

Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Fire

And it's got some pretty extraordinary properties.<p>Scientists have discovered a new kind of 'blue whirl' flame that could lead to cleaner ways of …

Quantum Computing: Chip To Shoot Lasers At Ions Trapped In Electric Field

One of the biggest hurdles in developing a practical quantum computer is that the technology to create one has not been miniaturized to anything …

Lab-grown tumour could hold key to cancer

A research team at Barts Cancer Institute in London is constructing a cancerous growth from scratch to improve treatment<p>British scientists have started work on a revolutionary construction project: building a tumour from its basic biological components.<p>While the idea of building rather than …

Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin' Lasers

Big science is really small. In Central Europe, a 17-mile loop looks for subatomic particles. In Washington and Louisiana, massive L-shaped detectors …

Google Created Its Own Laws of Robotics

Building robots that don’t harm humans is an incredibly complex challenge. Here are the rules guiding design at Google.<p>In his famous <i>Robot</i> series of stories and novels, Isaac Asimov created the fictional Laws of Robotics, which read:<p>A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a …

Scientists Have Invented a Mind-Reading Machine That Visualises Your Thoughts

"We can take someone’s memory... and pull it out from their brains."<p>If you think your mind is the only safe place left for all your secrets, think …

Anonymous says it's hacking Trump

Members of hacking collective, Anonymous, have a new target: they're taking aim atDonald Trump.<p>Hackers posted what they're alleging to be Trump's cell phone number and social security number. CNNMoney cannot independently verify this information.<p>The information, posted on a popular site for …

Donald Trump

Trump scores big win in Nevada

<b>Las Vegas (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump notched a resounding win in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday, channeling the roiling anger of Republican voters against the establishment and sweeping almost every category of the electorate to build his dominance in the delegate count.<p>It was a stunning show of momentum …

Republicans

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Upper limit found for quantum world

The quantum world and our world of perception obey different natural laws. Leiden physicists search for the border between both worlds. Now they …

Obey

YouTuber Programs Retro Video Game 'Snake' Into a Keyboard

Introduced in the 1970s and reborn in the 1990s thanks to Nokia mobile phones, the video game <i>Snake</i> allows players to move pixels around a plane to …

Spiders Sprayed With Nanotubes Have Spun The Toughest Fibre Ever Measured

This is incredible.<p>Spider silk is already one of the toughest materials around, but scientists have now made it even stronger by spritzing spiders …

Google’s AI wants to be the ultimate gamer, then cure cancer

Google has thrown down the gauntlet in front of the top player of one of the world’s hardest games to show that an AI that it’s been developing is the most advanced, human-like algorithm on the planet.<p>Announced by Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, himself a former chess master and the creator of …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA Is Growing Potatoes In Peru To Simulate Martian Conditions

If Mark Watney can do it...<p>In order for humanity to one day colonize Mars, researchers must first find a sustainable crop to grow there. However, Mars isn’t the most hospitable place for plant life, which is why NASA scientists are currently in Lima, Peru attempting to grow potatoes in a simulated …

San Bernardino victims back government efforts to unlock gunman's iPhone

Lawyer says he was appoached by the Justice Department to represent victims as part of battle over encryption and the limits of privacy<p>Victims of the San Bernardino attack will file a legal brief in support of the US government's attempt to force Apple to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to …

A Mammal's Brain Has Been Cryonically Frozen And Recovered For The First Time

Austin Powers called: he wants his movie plot back.<p>For the first time, researchers have cryonically frozen a whole mammalian brain and recovered it …

The Surgeon Will Skype You Now

The tech for surgeons to operate on patients from hundreds or even thousands of miles away has been possible for over a decade. But will it ever become commonplace?<p>The surgeon, who has spent 15 minutes gently tearing through tissue, suddenly pauses to gesture ever-so-slightly with his tiny …

Medical Technology

PBS Doc “Memory Hackers” Shows The Future Of Memory Manipulation

Your memories are not what you think they are. The Nova doc Memory Hackers examines the latest efforts to understand the human mind.<p><i>Total Recall</i>, <i>Inception</i>, <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>.<p>Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are …

Scientists Found a Way to Control Machines With Your Mind, No Brain Surgery Required

The US military is looking for ways to insert microscopic devices into human brains to help folks communicate with machines, like prosthetic limbs,</i> …

Neurophilosophy

PC Survival Horror Game With Procedurally Generated Worlds Announced

Dead by Daylight is the next game from Naughty Bear and Wet developer Behaviour Interactive. The game, announced this week, is described as a survival horror multiplayer game where one player takes on the role of a killer while up to four others attempt to survive. It's a "deadly game of cat and …

naughty

Man Creates Obnoxious Robot to Trick Telemarketers in Brilliant Quest for Revenge

One devious genius has created a robot to string telemarketers along—and the results are comedy gold.<p>Fed up with unwanted calls, telecom professional …

Advertising Industry

A Budget Airline Plans to Power Its Planes Using Hydrogen Fuel Cells

And that equals way cheaper, cleaner flights.<p>Hydrogen fuel cells - an ultra-clean energy source - offer a lot of potential for powering the …

Wednelstein 7-X stellerator generates plasma, proves its promise for fusion - ExtremeTech

By on February 5, 2016 at 7:52 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It must have been a …

Assisted dying: Parliament must let doctors practise with a clear conscience

<i>Calgary lawyer John Carpay is president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (</i>www.jccf.ca<i>).</i><p>Since the Supreme Court legalized physician-assisted dying last year, some have argued that physicians should be required to help patients kill themselves, even if this violates their …

Medicine

An Indian biotech company has been developing Zika vaccines for over a year

Krishna Ella never expected to be holding the key to fighting a new global health emergency. Yet, his Indian firm, Bharat Biotech, has become the first in the world to have two vaccine candidates against the rapidly spreading Zika virus, which has infected millions of people in Latin America and …

Public Health