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Is Everything Actually Shrinking?

<i>Whoa, here’s something to think about. Maybe the Universe isn’t expanding at all. Maybe everything is actually just shrinking, so it looks like it’s</i> …

What Would It Be Like to Live on Mercury?

<i>Editor's note: Have you ever wondered what it might be like to homestead on Mars or walk on the moons of Saturn? So did we. This is the first in</i> …

Astronomy

Gas planets can become habitable if their stars get grabby

It's tempting to think of gas planets as permanently hostile to life as we know it. A pair of University of Washington researchers beg to differ, however. They've used computer modelling to determine that these worlds can become habitable when their stars get particularly grabby. If a relatively …

Mom With Baby Kicked Off Plane After Fight With Flight Attendant

The new mom boarded the plane and reportedly removed her baby from the carrier, but the flight attendant went to her row and reminded her of the no …

Google Glass is on a strategic 'reset' and eight other things we learned

Photograph: John Stillwell/PA<p>Google Glass has ‘graduated’ from Google’s experimental X labs, but what that really means is the project’s been put on …

Who will pay for the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things is set to infiltrate every area of our lives, but with so much investment required to deliver the devices, infrastructure and standards, who is going to pay? asks Sophie Curtis<p>Cupboards that order groceries for you when you're running low, cars that automatically drive to the …

Quantum Experiment Helps Prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Building a quantum computer can sometimes yield unexpected benefits — like providing the right environment to demonstrate that Albert Einstein's …

Microsoft Outlook For iOS And Android Arrives, It Looks Excellent

Today Microsoft announced Outlook for iOS and a preview version for Android. iOS and Android devices already have calendar apps, but Microsoft said that the new Outlook app makes it easier to sort through your e-mail, contacts, calendar and file-sharing. The new Outlook app for iOS and Android …

Apps

Is this Apple’s secret weapon that could force Android users to buy an iPhone?

There are many reasons why Android users switch to iPhone, and vice-versa, but Apple may have a secret (or not-so-secret) weapon that could pressure …

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $70 million round that values Cyanogen in the hundreds of millions.<p>Cyanogen's Android powers the OnePlus One, a smartphone that got lots of great reviews last year and was so popular that it experienced shortages.<p>The …

Could a new proposed particle help to detect dark matter?

The proposed particle has a mass of 100eV/c^2, only about 0.02 per cent that of an electron. While it does not interact with light, as required for …

Dark Matter

Astronomers discover a replica solar system

This image shows Kepler-444 and its five orbiting planets. (Courtesy of Peter Devine and Tiago Campante/University of Birmingham)<p>Scientists have …

Is the Universe Finite or Infinite?

The universe we can see and measure is about 13.8 billion years old. However, the universe is larger than 13.8 billion light years in diameter due to …

A Wormhole Close to Home and 2 Other Astonishing Space Holes

It’s possible a wormhole exists in the middle of the Milky Way that could be large and stable enough for a spaceship to enter. “In theory, the Milky …

These Mind-Blowing New Images From NASA Reveal The Invisible Universe

The mind-blowing images below show us wispy remnants of stars that exploded long ago and distant galaxies with energetic supermassive black holes at their centers.<p>What makes this set so interesting is that some of these distant cosmological marvels are invisible to the human eye. In order to create …

Astronomers Discover an Ancient Solar System That’s Very Similar to Our Own

Astronomers have discovered an ancient solar system very similar to our own that dates back to the “dawn of the galaxy.”<p>Using NASA’s Kepler …

Universe

North Korea's Air Koryo: My flight on the world's worst airline

Air Koryo, the flag carrier of North Korea, has once again been named the world’s worst airline, being the only carrier to receive a one-star ranking.<p>Skytrax, a UK-based airline and airport consultancy, ranked 681 airlines from around the world in terms of their product and service quality.<p>Air …

How Microsoft's HoloLens Could Crush Google Glass

Augmented reality begins at home. That's something Microsoft understands, and something Google really screwed up.<p>PCMag reviews products …

How Apple would have made Google Glass a success

Now that Google has pulled Glass off the market, for the time being at least, we’re left with a handful of questions that can’t be easily answered — even by a face-mounted computer.<p>Questions like, “What went wrong?” And, “What <i>didn’t</i> go wrong?” And, perhaps most enlightening of all, “How would Apple …

Why Google Glass Flopped

With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head.<p>Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its …

The 100 best Android apps of 2018 (May)

We’ve once again overhauled our picks for the best Android apps, whittling our robust selection down to a paltry 100. Some are new, and others have …

Rosetta Spacecraft, First to Orbit Comet, Finds Surprises Aplenty

Europe's Rosetta spacecraft reports unexpectedly bumpy, dusty, and dry discoveries on its new home.<p>Drama abounded when Europe's Philae probe landed on a comet last November—especially when the lander bounced a half mile into the air before its final touchdown, then quickly lost power. (See "Comet …

Venus Express snaps swirling vortex

<b>Title</b> Venus Express snaps swirling vortex<p><b>Released</b> 19/01/2015 1:51 pm<p><b>Copyright</b> ESA/VIRTIS/INAF-IASF/Obs. de Paris-LESIA/Univ. Oxford<p><b>Description</b><p>This …

Planet hunting: the search for Earth-like worlds gains momentum | DW | 21.01.2015

While hunting on Earth is often frowned upon - hunting in space is all the rage. In fact, some scientists say that with recent developments, we may …

Concorde replacement could travel from London to NYC in 3 hours

Lockheed Martin is working on a new jet that will be the future of international travel for passengers who need to get overseas quickly. The jet is …

What is the secret of low cost carriers?

Air France – KLM has recently announced, for the third time this year, that they are falling short in their earnings forecast. The French-Dutch …

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