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iOS 8 How-to: Create the Medical ID

New in iOS 8 you are able to create a Medical ID in the Health App. Even though the rest of the Health app is down, the Medical ID is fully functioning. The Medical ID is important because in case of an emergency, medical responders can look at your phone and know any allergies or medical …

Physicists Make Big Leap In Quantum Teleportation

The experiment, conducted over optical fibre at the University of Geneva, beat the team's previous record in 2003 of six kilometres (3.7 miles).<p>It showed that "the quantum state of a photon can be maintained while transporting it into a crystal without the two coming directly into contact," the …

Quantum Mechanics

700-Year-Old Skeleton Couple Found Holding Hands

Seven hundred years after their death, a couple has yet to part.<p>Archaeologists excavating the site of a long-lost chapel in the countryside of Leicestershire, England unearthed the skeletons of a couple who appear to have been buried together holding hands.<p>Experts from the University of Leicester …

Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs

California is drying up.<p>“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state’s groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent of the state is facing "exceptional drought," the most severe …

Motorola to begin taking Moto X preorders on Sept. 16

The Moto 360 smartwatch, which sold out in a matter of hours last week, will also be available again, but in limited quantities.<p>Motorola announced Sunday that the next-generation Moto X smartphone and Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece will be available for preorder on Tuesday.<p>In addition to an AT&T …

Mobile Technology

Man-Made Evolution Is Happening -- It's Time to Control It

<i>By Alison Hewitt, UCLA Newsroom</i><p>Evolutionary biologists have news for anyone accustomed to thinking of evolution as a long-term proposition: Evolution also takes place on a day-to-day basis, and it's a tool we must use to keep drug-resistant diseases from spiraling out of control and to prevent mass …

Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Probability solves a great question of time travel. Well, probably.<p>Mention time travel at a nerd party, and other guests will immediately respond with a grim conundrum: What happens if a time traveler goes back in time and kills one of his ancestors? This is the “Grandfather Paradox.” In a …

Moto 360 review: It's the best Android Wear watch, but that isn't saying much

When it comes to wearables, fashion trumps function. That's the mantra Motorola went by when it designed and developed the Moto 360, and judging by the enthusiastic response the watch received when it was unveiled earlier this year, plenty of people agree. The Moto 360 is undoubtedly the …

Hands on with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!

I spent as long as the very, very polite Apple staff at the iPhone 6 event would allow trying out both the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus today. I …

Samsung Gear Circle Hands-On

Isis Mobile Wallet Rebrands To Softcard To Distance From Militant Terror Group

Isis, the U.S. mobile wallet platform backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is rebranding. “In a few weeks, Isis Wallet will become Softcard. It’s a different name for the same great way to pay,” the company notes on its homepage.<p>The move comes about two months after Isis announced that it would …

The Search is On for What Lies Hidden Beneath Titan's Surface

The international Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, mostly in its polar …

The Guy Who Hunts The Rarest Pokémon of Them All

Not all Pokémon are created equal. Some legendary Pokémon, like Groudon and Kyogre, feature more prominently in the games' stories. Other Pokémon, …

Pokémon

Send your thoughts and images to asteroid Bennu

Submit your message on the future of communications or solar system exploration. It might be chosen for a time capsule aboard an asteroid sample …

Space Exploration

Sony's new tablet lets you play PS4 games and call your mother

There's a French phrase, <i>un beau affreux</i>, which means that something is ugly and beautiful at the same time. As soon as we got our hands on Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, we wished the French had also come up with a phrase that means simultaneously colossal and small. That's the paradox at the …

Samsung mocks iPhone’s lack of waterproofing w/ Galaxy S5 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

With just about everyone in the tech industry getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS (including Apple’s own Tim Cook and Dr. Dre), Samsung decided it would also be an appropriate time to mock the iPhone and others in the process.<p>The latest video posted to Samsung’s …

Wait, Is That a Human on the Moon?

No, NASA says.<p>In this age of big surveillance and miniature satellites, there is an idea that—once we are able to track everything around us—the magic and mystery of the universe will be replaced with data, knowledge, and understanding.<p>Yet it often seems like the deeper we get into the world around …

Of course you want to grow your own Bulbasaur

Did you know you can grow your own Bulbasaur for $50?<p>Well, OK. This is a "succulent monster," not a trademarked Nintendo character that we all know and love. But the distinction is slight, and I think we all know what's going on here. We're not going to call it what it is. We're just going to buy …

Could We Ever Build an Artificial World?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Death Star and replica planets.<p><b>Name:</b> Artificial world<p><b>Selected Science Fiction Portrayals:</b> The two Death Stars from the <i>Star</i> …

Microsoft explains quantum computing in a way we can all understand

Quantum computing -- it's a term we're hearing more and more, as companies such as D-Wave build their own early versions of super-machines. Microsoft, naturally, is investing considerable resources in the field as well; its Station Q research lab in Santa Barbara brings together experts studying …

Dogs get jealous just like humans, new study shows

For the first time, researchers have examined jealousy in our canine companions. The results will surprise very few.<p>If you've ever had a faithful hound, you're already well aware that dogs can get antsy when you pay attention to other animals, and sometimes even other humans. Now, for the first …

Pets

Behind the Pale Blue Dot Perhaps you've seen this view of Earth before. Dubbed the "pale blue dot" by astronomer Carl Sagan, it shows how Earth looked to the Voyager spacecraft when the spacecraft was 6.4 billion kilometers away. And perhaps you've read the famous passage this image inspired from Sagan. "That's here, that's home, that's us," he wrote. "On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on the mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." But how did that image come to be in the first place? On a recent episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk radio, Jet Propulsion Laboratory astronomer Carolyn Porco explains. Listen to the StarTalk Radio interview at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/madame-saturn-a-conversation-with-carolyn-porco-part-2/ See the Pale Blue Dot image at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=79091 Read an early draft of Sagan's famous pale blue dot passage from the Atlantic at http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/02/an-early-draft-of-carl-sagans-famous-pale-blue-dot-quote/283516/ Watch Porco give a TED talk about Saturn at http://www.ted.com/speakers/carolyn_porco

The Shocking Truth About Electric Animals

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>An elephantnose fish swims in the Congo River. Photograph by Reinhard Dirscherl, Alamy<p><b>Some animals are just plain shocking in that they’ve evolved the ability to detect naturally occurring electric fields, while others can produce their own electricity.</b><p>In a study published …

Using Android L: a first look at Google's future

Google is making some big changes to Android for its so-called “L release” this fall, and starting today, it’s giving interested developers the chance to take an early look at it. Naturally, we wanted to try it out too, so we got the preview running on a Nexus 5 to see what it’s like.<p>There are …

Astronaut Edward H. White II floats in space during America’s first spacewalk. Read more about it here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1a2q7

Greetings from Earth! NASA spacecraft to carry message for aliens

A NASA probe that's expected to leave the solar system after it finishes its mission at Pluto and beyond will carry a message intended for any alien life-form that comes across it in the far future.<p>When NASA's New Horizons mission completes its study of Pluto in the summer of 2015, data from Earth …

Time for Android Wear: Google shows off Samsung, LG, Motorola smartwatches

Google's Android Wear software is being used to power the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch, available for order today, and the Moto 360 due later in the summer.<p>Android Wear, Google's software for powering smartwatches and new Internet-connected devices beyond smartphones and tablets, is finally …

Wearable Tech

Massive changes are coming in Android Lollipop

Google’s next Android version will be announced in a few short hours, with various reports already offering a look at an early Android L change log, …