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So long, transistor: How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.<p>His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra component could one day be constructed to …

Quantum Computing

A Gel That Can Stop Bleeding In Under 10 Seconds Gets Closer To Human Use

If you put the gel on skin, it will have the properties of skin. If you put it next to the liver, it will take on the properties of the liver.<p>Joe Landolina was a 17-year-old recent arrival at New York University when he made a discovery that could save millions of lives. He’s now gearing up to take …

Play an Adorable Pixel Art Recreation of Star Trek

If you love Star Trek, you’ll love Pixel Trek, a recreation of the beloved TV series in adorable, playable pixel art.<p>Pixel Trek is a small web-based game that allows you to explore the Spaceship Enterprise freely. The Pixel Trek website boasts that you can “explore areas and angles that were not …

The NSA Probably Really, Really Wants a Quantum Computer

How long until the security agency gets one?<p>This is huge: Physicists have figured out how to reliably transmit quantum information, a major first step toward the kind of quantum communications and quantum computing that would dramatically enhance our ability to secure networks, crack codes, and …

A Word With The Creator Of The Autoblow 2

In another crowdfunding first, a former lawyer has decided to go the Adam & Eve route and create what one would euphemistically call an onahole. The product, called the Autoblow 2, is designed to allow the ingress of the male member and, with the help of a judicious drubbing, bring the male to …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

3D Printing

Man makes homemade 48cc V8 engine

Have you ever wondered what a mini V8 sounds like? Neither had we. But thanks to one man with an old mill and lathe who built one with a 0.48-liter capacity, we're happy to learn that a miniature V8 can still maintain a low-frequency, lopy idle.<p>Here's the little V8's impressive list of performance …

True Car Lover Claims to Have Had Intercourse with 1,000 Cars

If you live in Yelm, Washington, be very careful where you park your vehicle because Edward Smith may have sex with it. So far, the 62-year-old car …

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

Behold, the Samsung Galaxy Golden Android flip phone

Samsung goes new-age retro with an Android-powered smartphone in a design from a bygone era. Don't look for this in the United States anytime soon.<p>Samsung must believe that good things come in pairs. Just a week after introducing the quad-core Samsung Hennessy flip phone for China, the electronics …

Samsung Galaxy

Could This 8-Year-Old Be The Key to Immortality?

Gabby Williams is eight years old, but looks like a newborn. She is one of only a handful of people across the world who age at an incredibly slow …

Alzheimer's Disease

Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder Released From Jail After 20 Years

A judge last week vacated Larry Lamb's 1993 murder conviction, and prosecutors dismissed the charges Tuesday, said one of Lamb's attorneys, Christine Mumma of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence.<p>"He plans to go back home to Mount Olive," she said as she stood outside the Wake Correctional …

Crime

US concealed gun safety teacher shoots student

<b>A gun instructor in the US state of Ohio has accidentally shot a student in the arm in a class for people seeking permits to carry a concealed firearm.</b><p>Terry Dunlap, 73, was demonstrating a .38-calibre pistol when it went off and struck Michael Piemonte, 26.<p>He and his wife were taking the day-long …

Guns

Philippines and MILF rebels in wealth-sharing deal

<b>The Philippines has reached a deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group to share wealth generated from Mindanao's natural resources.</b><p>The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will receive 75% of the gold, copper and other resources mined from the southern island.<p>It follows lengthy …

Asia

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Human-powered helicopter finally takes Sikorsky Prize

For the first time since its introduction in 1980, the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize for a human-powered helicopter flight has actually been awarded.<p>Since …

Alaskan Fisherman Catches 200-Year-Old Fish

<b>UPDATE:</b> Well it looks like the early age estimates were off. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game have put the age of the fish at 64 years old.<p>A fisherman in Alaska caught a 40-pound shortraker fish that experts believe is 200 years old.<p>Here's more info from Eric Pfeiffer of <i>Yahoo! News:</i><p><i>The Daily</i> …

Fishing

Jay-Z giving away 1 million early copies of new album to Samsung owners

It's been four years since Jay-Z’s <i>The Blueprint 3</i> was released<i>,</i> but Hov is back next month, and this time with Samsung in tow. The new album is called <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail,</i> and Samsung has apparently inked a deal to give it away free to the first million Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note II …

Got a Samsung Galaxy? You might get new Jay-Z album free

Samsung Galaxy owners get first crack at Jay-Z's new album, and if you're in the front of the line, you can get at it for free.<p>The first 1 million Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II users that download a customized mobile app on June 24, can get Jay Z's new <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i> album …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

KINGDOM COME - Trailer for Fan-Made Adaptation

Record Burmese python caught in Florida

Wildlife officials say a Burmese python nearly 19ft (5.8m) long has been captured in Florida.<p>It's a new record for the longest Burmese python caught …

Spain just spent $680 million on a submarine that can’t swim

One of Spain’s largest defense splurges may also be one of its most embarrassing. After spending nearly one-third of a $3 billion budget to build four of the world’s most advanced submarines, the project’s engineers have run into a problem: the submarines are so heavy that they would sink to the …

Military