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HDEV

High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV)<p>The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is …

HD video

ISO Explained for Beginner Photographers

For beginning photographers, one of the hardest parts of learning photography is figuring out all those exposure settings.You know...aperture, …

Mesh is the hottest trend in home Wi-Fi, so we tested every top system to find the best

The market for consumer grade Wi-Fi routers had been stagnant for more than a decade until a new trend recently swept the industry. Setting up a …

Astronomers Have Spotted a Black Hole So Ravenous, It's Pushing The Limits of Physics

The Universe's hungriest black hole.<p>Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a …

Final Shot: Our Favorite Reader Photo of the Month

<b>Splendid Sunrise</b> <i><br>Shutterbug</i> reader Chris Zewatski captured this magnificent sunrise on an early fall morning at Tanesashi Seaside in Hachinohe, Japan. …

Sony's latest sensor shoots ridiculous slow-mo video

Sony has unveiled a sensor that could bring some impressive camera tricks to your next smartphone. The 3-layer CMOS sensor does super slow motion at up to 1,000 fps in full HD (1,920 x 1,080), around eight times faster than any other chip. That's possible thanks to a 2-layer sensor married with …

Cameras

Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

On a wet Wednesday morning I’m reading a glossy, A3-sized health report that promises to unpack the secrets of my DNA. It informs me that I’m twice as likely to get heart disease as the average person. How cheery: I’m in my mid-30s and have so far had a reasonably clean bill of health, so seeing …

Molecular Biology

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV 4, which came out last fall, is one of the most advanced media streamers on the market.<p>As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>You can tell if you have the latest …

Find out how much longer your SSD will last

If you read Dong Ngo's excellent primer on solid-state drives (SSDs) and how to extend their lifespan, then you might be wondering where you and your SSD stand. As Dong explained, SSDs have a finite number of program/erase cycles. That is, you can write data to and erase data from an SSD only so …

MacBook Pro

Google’s FaceTime killer ‘Duo’ is now available for iPhone and Android

Google unveiled two new communications apps at Google I/O this year, including messaging app Allo and video calling app Duo. The apps can be seen as …

Apps

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Scientists searching for an explanation for an unusually cool area of sky instead discovered a supervoid: an empty spherical blob 1.8 billion light years across<p>Astronomers have discovered what they say is the largest known structure in the universe: an incredibly big hole.<p>The “supervoid”, as it is …

Universe

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Can you solve these top mysteries of the universe?

Scientists have discovered a ‘supervoid’ in space, a peculiar empty section of space which is missing roughly 10,000 galaxies. This empty space, which is thought to be the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe, is baffling experts.<p>Scientists are unclear about what this desolate …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Humanos são capazes de perceber luz infravermelha (mas não como o Predador)

O olho humano é mais complexo e misterioso do que pensávamos. Recentemente, um grupo de cientistas ficou intrigado com lampejos de luz verde que …

Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream

Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take shape, so-called ganjapreneurs are looking for ways to take cannabis mainstream. Before long, they hope, marijuana products will be as widely available …

Ciência comprova: músicas melancólicas ajudam a melhorar o humor de quem está sofrendo

De acordo com pesquisadores da Alemanha, as canções provocam sentimentos que aliviam a dor<p>Grandes hits, como o álbum "21" de Adele, estão repletos de …

O que acontece com o seu corpo quando você morre?

Quando Steven Thorpe chegou ao Hospital Universitário de Coventry, no Reino Unido, a equipe médica disse à família que não havia mais nada a fazer. O …

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you.<p>Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.<p><b>1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</b> Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your …

We made weed butter with a 'magical' machine

<i>WARNING: This story contains references to the use of marijuana. Do not try this at home -- unless, of course, you're an adult living in a state or city where the use of such substances is legal or, you know, you like the way it feels.</i><p>Gallery: The Magical Butter Experiment | 13 Photos<p>13<p>I'm writing …

5 maneiras de fazer o tempo parar de voar

Está impressionado sobre como metade do ano já passou? Não entende porquê seu aniversário parece chegar cada vez mais rápido com o tempo? E o Natal …