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Newly-discovered protein keeps your biological clock running

We're all familiar with the inescapable effects that the march of time has on our bodies, but the processes that drive aging are still offering up …

Telomere

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Air India breaks record for world's longest flight - by swapping direction of Delhi-San Francisco service

Air India has snuck up on its competitors to snatch the title of the world’s longest non-stop flight route.<p>Until earlier this month, the airline’s Delhi to San Francisco route sat second in the table of greatest distances flown by a passenger jet, but then the Indian flag carrier changed the …

7 of the Best Books On the Line Between Religion and Science

How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science<p>The titles of the two podcasts hosted by writer Mike McHargue give a sense of the breadth of his areas of concern: Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists Podcast. His writing focuses on finding a way to reconcile religious belief and an …

Books

Aorus new laptops bring 120 Hz displays alongside new Nvidia GPUs

Now that Nvidia has officially unveiled their new mobile GeForce GPUs, we're starting to see a collection of updated gaming laptops hit the market. …

Wikiverse turns Wikipedia into a glorious galaxy of knowledge

If recklessly clicking through hundreds of Wikipedia entries at a time no longer does it for you, Wikiverse is about to become your new favorite way of browsing the internet’s richest encyclopedia.<p>Built by Owen Cornec, it’s a Web-based interactive 3D map of Wikipedia that visualizes the website as …

The Megaprocessor is an awe-inspiring multi-ton CPU project

What did you do this summer? A few outdoor concerts, maybe some grilling. But did you complete a room-sized 40,000 transistor CPU made entirely by hand? Didn’t think so.<p>James Newman wanted to create a CPU that students could use to learn about computing. He realized he needed to use transistors, …

Concerts

Device that makes surfaces smart reaches funding in an hour

The Knocki team's Kickstarter campaign was a huge success: they managed to raise $35,000 in just over an hour. They've even reached $136,000 as of this writing. What enticed people to put their faith in Knocki's creator (Texas-based Swan Solutions) is the promise of a device that can turn any …

Renewable Energy

Alphabet and Sidewalk Labs Want to Build a New City | Inc.com

New York. Portland. San Francisco. Seattle. The debate rages on about the most innovative city in America. But if Google parent company Alphabet has its way, there soon may be a new contender.<p>Sidewalk Labs, which Google created last June and has since spun off as a subsidiary--is reportedly …

Smart Cities

Vivaldi's browser for power-users finally launches version 1.0

Vivaldi – a browser created by the founder and ex-CEO of Opera – made waves when it was announced a year ago. Unlike popular choices like Chrome and Firefox, which depend heavily on extensions if you want to do anything beyond basic browsing, Vivaldi was built as an all-in-one solution for “the …

Software

Infant Earth Spotted Around A Young Sun-Like Star

A team of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have spotted an infant version of the Earth orbiting a …

Space architecture: Six buildings for the final frontier

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Mars has captured the world's attention recently, but space agencies around the globe haven't forgotten that there's a whole slew of other planets out there. And with continued planetary exploration, of course, comes the necessity to set up bases that can support life, research and …

16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research

To detect some of the biggest mysteries, you need some of most colossal facilities on Earth.<p>To do big research, sometimes you need some massive machines. Here are 16 facilities that have done out-there work in the last decade, whether hunting for mysterious particles, looking for distant stellar …

Harvard will take a close look at the brain to build better AIs

There's no AI that can learn as fast as the human brain -- at least not yet -- but Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to change that. The government organization has granted three departments within Harvard University a total of $28 million dollars to find out why our …

Synaptics 'IronVeil' Brings Biometric Security To The Desktop PC

Over the last week, there have been some important announcements related to client device security. Intel announced Authenticate yesterday, and late last week, Microsoft reiterated support for Intel’s Skylake with its Credential Guard. Security is becoming one of the most important things that …

Information Systems

Everything Technology

Above the world in 80 minutes: Balloon company will fly to the edge of space | Ars Technica

World View says it will fly from Arizona beginning as soon as 2017.<p>There are balloon rides, and then there are <i>balloon rides</i>. And although it may …

Space Travel

The Ability to Control Our Dreams Could Help Us Solve The Mystery of Consciousness

What it means to be in a hybrid state of consciousness.<p><i>This article was written by Dan Denis from the University of Sheffield and Giulia Poerio from</i> …

How Much Light Is in the Universe?

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at the Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as new languages like Apple Swift start to make a splash.<p>Here …

Programming

Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensor Uses Ultrasonic Waves To Know Who You Are

Sound waves "directly penetrate the skin"<p>Fingerprint sensors have quickly become a staple of the modern smartphone. They're quick, simple to use, and (if encrypted properly) relatively secure.<p>Usually, these fingerprint scanners use images to determine the contours of a fingerprint. Qualcomm's new …

Ehang's autonomous helicopter promises to fly you anywhere, no pilot required

CES has already given us plenty of news about drones and cars, it’s even given us drones that launch from the back of trucks! Both industries are working toward the same end goal — completely autonomous vehicles that can carry passengers or packages. And they are relying on a similar set of …

Autonomous Cars

The best tech of CES 2016

Best of<br>CES<br>2016<p>Best of<br>CES<br>2016<p>CES is the tech world's big coming-out party for the New Year — a supersize circus of gadgetry that both follows major …

Gear & Gadgets

BMW shows off mirrorless car at CES

BMW showed off a concept car Wednesday that has no mirrors.<p>The rear-view and side-view mirrors in the i8are replaced by three cameras and a special screen to show drivers what's behind and around their cars.<p>The i8 concept car was unveiled during the CES in Las Vegas.<p>Two of the cameras are on the …

Autonomous Cars