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Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole

Westford, Massachusetts<p>Using a massive telescope network, scientists have data in hand that could open new frontiers in our understanding of gravity.<p>For the monster at the Milky Way’s heart, it’s a wrap.<p>After completing five nights of observations, today astronomers may finally have captured the …

Astrophysics

SEL releases world’s fastest transmission line relay | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

<i>For the first time, incremental quantities and traveling wave protection come together in the SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection</i><p>PULLMAN, Wash. — …

How to connect Lifx bulbs to Google Home

Among 12 new smart home integrations with Google Home is Lifx -- but don't go deleting your IFTTT applets just yet.<p>Google has been slowly closing the gap between what Amazon's Alexa speakers and its own Google Home are capable of. Among other small additions along the way, since its launch in …

30 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time

Science fiction is quite simply one of the most popular genres of film that we have. The creation of far away places and futuristic technology seems …

Science Fiction

The Incomplete Onscreen History of Cyberpunk

Space opera may be the current king of the science fiction filmic landscape, and post-apocalyptic mayhem tends to rule the darker parts of the genre. …

Elon Musk's Neuralink brain chips might someday fight the robot uprising

Elon Muskis starting yet another company, this time to create implantable brain chips to treat neurological disorders and one day, perhaps, protect us from evil robot overlords.<p>In a tweet Monday night, Musk confirmed a Wall Street Journal article on the new company, called Neuralink.<p>"Long Neuralink …

Elon Musk

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Software

Verizon offers taste of 5G as it expands network trials

The company plans to offer 5G to some customers in 11 cities by midyear. It's not full mobile wireless. Instead it's a replacement for fixed broadband.<p>We're slowly inching toward a super-connected 5G world.<p>Verizon said Wednesday it plans to offer "5G" service to some customers in 11 US markets by …

HDR is TV's next big format war, and Samsung and Sony could find themselves on the losing side

Analysis: Forget 3D or 4K. The next big thing in TV technology is high dynamic range, or HDR. But with two rival formats, some TVs will have a leg up -- and the brand you buy could make all the difference.<p>Dolby Vision is a technology that does seem to make a genuine difference at price points that …

Televisions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Pedernales Electric Cooperative Win $3.24 Million Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, and JOHNSON CITY, Texas, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Clean Energy

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

Universe

Porous, 3D Graphene: MIT Scientists Make ‘One Of The Strongest, Lightest Materials Known’

In its atom-thin 2D form, graphene is one of the strongest materials known to man, but scientists have struggled to translate that strength of the …

Zotac's mini-GTX 1080 is the best graphics card made tiny

Just as powerful, but ready to fit inside far smaller mini-ITX class computers.<p>Reviewers agree that the GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest graphics card ever made. If you've got the cash, it's the one you want for VR and PC gaming. But at a typical 10.5-inches long, you might have trouble fitting the …

Polaroid just reinvented its iconic camera

LAS VEGAS — The classic Polaroid camera just got revamped for the modern day.<p>While Polaroid has previously launched instant print cameras mixed with …

How CableLabs is paving the way for lightning-fast broadband

Phil McKinney’s job as CEO of CableLabs is to lead the cable TV industry forward into new technologies that can help with the delivery and adoption of cable TV services.<p>The company is the research arm of the cable TV industry, and its job is to push new technologies such as Docsis 3.1, which …

Telecoms

Whirlpool's Scan-to-Cook sends the cooking directions for your TV dinner to your oven or microwave - CNET

How hard is it to heat a frozen meal in your oven or microwave?<p>According to Whirlpool, it's a challenge. That's why the appliance manufacturer created Scan-to-Cook, a new feature in Whirlpool's app that will send instructions to your oven or microwave so it can cook your frozen dish correctly and …

The World Seems To Be Preparing To Say Goodbye To FM Radio

The last time we had a major shift in our technology standards, people couldn’t figure out if their television would work without a tiny little box or not. The transfer from OTA broadcasting to digital transmissions was worth it in the end, but the confusion surrounding what to do was hard to …

Music Industry

Sony's flagship soundbar kicks out room-filling audio

CES is filled with Dolby Atmos-spitting audio equipment, but Sony's HT-ST5000 stands out. Sony has improved this model with the ability to scale audio properly no matter what size your room is. Just adjust for the height of the ceiling and where you're sitting (using its onscreen GUI) and it can …

Revolutionary camless engine moves closer to production

The “camless” engine developed by Koenigsegg sister company FreeValve edged closer to production on Friday with Qoros’ unveiling of a working prototype at the 2016 Guangzhou auto show. The prototype is a followup to the concept Qoros unveiled earlier in the year.<p>Instead of a camshaft, the camless …

Koenigsegg

How do I educate myself?

Muzykant <i>Audioholic</i><p>Joined:Jan 30, 2014<p>Messages:131<p>Likes Received:10<p>Hello Audioholics,<p>I love music, but am a noob when it comes to audio. I feel I lack …

New Samsung Leak Reveals Big Galaxy S8 And Hints At Death Of Note Line

Following the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung needs the Galaxy S8 to be big, and according to a new leak from South Korean site Naver, the South Korean tech giant is doing just that — literally.<p>According to the report (in Korean, which I had a friend translate for me), the standard S8 will come in a 5-inch …

Phones

The Week in Review: Fake News Controversy

Scrutiny of online news coverage and its potential role in impacting the 2016 presidential election has increased since Election Day.<p>In an election that was marked by a host of controversies on both sides of the aisle, voters relied heavily on the internet for a better understanding of key issues …

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Shopping

Studio Acoustics

Soundproofing of a room involves the isolation of that room from audible sound from the outside and may be taken to include the acoustic damping of …

Music Production

Acoustical Guide to Home Theater Design

The acoustic environment is often overlooked in home theater design. I have seen thousands of dollars worth of audio equipment placed in a room that …

How to Acoustically Tune a Room

Staff Reviewed<p>Many people enjoy creating and listening to music, but few can afford the luxury of a recording studio. Most rooms in the average home …

Music Production

Room Acoustics

Room acoustics is the broad term that describes how sound waves interact with a room. Each room, and all the objects in it, will react differently to …

The worst US war conspiracies that were actually real

Over the years, the US' involvement in war and other foreign conflicts has led to many conspiracy theories. Here are three of the worst scandals that actually happened.<p>Learn more about these scandals and other true conspiracies.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Lamar Salter. Original reporting by Christina Sterbenz.</i> …

Paranormal

Germany Contains Nuclear Fusion with Magnetic Fields

<i>Nuclear fusion could provide for all of our energy needs without creating the deadly nuclear waste that nuclear fission plants produce. It is a noble</i> …