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Congress Releases '28 Pages' That Looks For Saudi Links To Sept. 11 Hijackers

Congress on Friday released the "28 pages," a previously classified document that examined possible connections between the Saudi government and the Sept. 11 hijackers.<p>The document — which actually contains 29 pages — had taken on a life of its own, prompting frequent speculation about its …

Science trumps the Force to create a real-life lightsaber

In journalism, there's something called a lede, which is just another word for the main or most important part of your story. Normally you want to lay it out for the reader in the first sentence or two. Obviously, I'm hesitating here.<p>That's because I can't decide if it's more important that …

Quantum Physics

'Minecraft' Creator On $2.5 Billion Deal: 'It's Not About The Money'

Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson was already a rich man — his game has been one of the top selling titles across multiple platforms for a staggering amount of time now — but as of today, he’s quite a bit richer. Microsoft just bought Mojang, the company that owns Minecraft, for $2.5 …

Physicists build first 500 GHz photon switch

In their research, the engineers in the Photonic Systems Laboratory of UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute demonstrated that fast control becomes …

The physics of proton therapy | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

A brief explanation of the physics behind the treatment that Ashya King’s parents wanted for their son’s cancer<p>The story of Ashya King and his parents is desperately sad. One feature is that his family want him to receive proton therapy. This is not a “magic bullet” treatment and without knowing …

Climate Hack? How Plastics Could Help Save Us From Greenhouse Gases

What's the fix for a warming planet? Just one word: Plastics.<p>As the world grapples with greenhouse gas emissions still rising despite years of political wrangling over how to combat global climate change, a technology to convert carbon dioxide and methane into plastic is emerging as one potential …

Sustainability

We Are the Medieval Ones

<i>The Singularity will be upon us by 2029</i><p>The term singularity describes the moment when a civilization changes so much that its rules and technologies …

Singularity

Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram? Physicists Aim to Find Out

Physicists at Fermilab in Illinois have turned on a laser-based experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is merely a "Matrix"-style illusion generated by a cosmic two-dimensional hologram.<p>The Holometer experiment is the result of years of work by particle …

Physics

Mystery Of Death Valley's 'Sailing Stones' Has Finally Been Solved

In a secluded corner of Death Valley National Park, strange rocks known as "sailing stones" have been known to move across level surfaces, completely unaided by gravity. We know the mysterious shifts occur because the rocks -- some weighing as much as 700 pounds -- leave behind long trails in the …

Voyager mission 25 years ago previews Pluto expedition - CNN.com

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is the first probe sent to Pluto, and it's scheduled to arrive in July 2015. This is an artist's concept of the spacecraft flying past Pluto.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the …

10 Digital Health Trends for the Next 20 Years

The Digital Health Revolution is upon us. Here are the ten trends that will impact each and everyone of us in the coming years to help us live healthier, stronger and smarter lives, for longer.

How lizards regenerate their tails: Researchers discover genetic 'recipe'

By understanding the secret of how lizards regenerate their tails, researchers may be able to develop ways to stimulate the regeneration of limbs in …

Meet The People Who Are Pokémon Gym Leaders In Real Life

Every <i>Pokémon</i> journey has the same goal: become strong enough to take on and defeat gym leaders, <i>Pokémon's</i> version of boss battles. What if you could …

Pokémon

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

Eastern Oregon

Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.<p>Since the computer age began, microchips have consistently been shrunk to smaller and smaller sizes. Moore’s Law, articulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts, fairly accurately to date, that the number of …

Genetically Engineered 'Super Bananas' Begin Human Trials

If bananas weren't a super food before, these "super bananas" make a case for the fruit's place among the nutritious elite.<p>Bananas genetically …

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …

Dark matter and drugs | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

A critique of a recent dark matter 'hint' provides a CoGeNT argument for open data<p>Dark matter is an enduring and exciting puzzle in physics. Multiple astrophysical observations give really strong evidence that most of the matter out there in the universe is invisible – or, more precisely, only …

To sleep, perchance to control your dreams | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nighttime dreams in which you show up at work naked, encounter an ax-wielding psychopath or experience other tribulations may become a thing of the past thanks to a discovery reported on Sunday.<p>A man attempts to sleep on his suitcase at John F. Kennedy International Airport in …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Microsoft's Cortana could soon control your mood lighting

​Microsoft's Cortana may be younger than counterparts such as Google Now and Apple's Siri, but the virtual assistant already stands out thanks to some unique features. One prime example is Notebook, which the service uses to learn about your habits and keep track of your preferences. Another is the …

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Virtual Reality

Electric aircraft are on the way: Stylish Airbus plane makes its first flight

While electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the automotive world, the aviation industry is also looking into ways to clean up its act.<p>French firm Airbus is best known for its large passenger jets — including the double-deck Airbus A380 — but its latest project is rather smaller.<p>The E-FAN is a …

Scientists invent new letters for the alphabet of life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have taken the first steps toward writing the blueprint of life in an alphabet unknown to nature, they reported online in the journal Nature.<p>A DNA double helix is seen in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to …

Shrimp's shell-smashing punch hands researchers a lead on tougher materials

The title of fastest punch in the animal kingdom firmly belongs to the peacock mantis shrimp, whose club-like appendages reach the speed of a .22-calibre slug, shatter clam shells with ease and can slice human fingers to the bone.<p>Able to withstand thousands of strikes without breaking, the marine …

Dimple adds four physical buttons to your Android device

I like tactile buttons, the kind that give me a bit of response when I push them and can be found in the dark. (Example: If I want to activate Siri in the car while my phone is in my coat pocket, I can find the iPhone's Home button just by touch.)<p>However, most Android phones (a notable exception …

Android News

Bungie's Destiny Gets a Spectacular Trailer; Shows the Sparrow Bikes in Action

A new trailer for <i>Destiny</i> was released just before the big embargo drop that will unveil plenty new information and gameplay footage. The trailer …

The Elder Scrolls Online: 5 Reasons Why This Game is Already a Failure

As expected, The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) is being reviewed as an average game. It’s not fiction. It’s reality. There’s nothing new or special …

Smart components that assemble themselves

Skylar Tibbits SM '10 was constructing a massive museum installation with thousands of pieces when he had an epiphany. “Imagine yourself facing …