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Boeing has patented a ‘Star Wars’-style force field

Boeing has won a patent for a protective force field that could stop vehicles from being harmed by explosions, Popular Science reports.<p>It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn’t about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a …

Boeing

Sorry Einstein, 'spooky' quantum entanglement is real

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein …

Quantum Mechanics

5 Bad Beauty Habits to Break This Year (and How)

New Year’s resolutions so often fail because they require Herculean efforts to put the brakes on deep-seeded habits. But while there may not be a shortcut to getting more sleep or going to the gym, when it comes to breaking bad beauty hangups, there are plenty of smart products to ease the effort. …

Skin Care

The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Maxx-Studio<p>The first murder through the internet of things will likely take place in 2014, police …

Internet of Things

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

IBM’s $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics…and they’re betting $3 billion on it.<p>IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies–and, in the process, …

A World Without Steering Wheels is Google's Best Idea Yet

In a telephone press conference earlier today, Google went into further detail about its first-ever prototype for a purpose-built driverless car. Unlike the modified Priuses and other commercially-available models that have already racked up more than 700,000 miles on public roads, the plucky …

Porn Star Nikki Benz Is Running For Mayor Of Toronto

It’s that wonderful time of the year, when a major city’s mayoral race begins to truly blossom with the announcement of so-called celebrity candidates, and this time that honor goes to adult film actress Nikki Benz, who has announced that she is running for mayor of Toronto. Her slogan? “Trade in …

This Is How Samurai Movies Inspired 'Star Wars'

Ever wonder where George Lucas got the inspiration for multi-billion dollar empire "Star Wars"?<p>Our friends over at Cinefix broke it down for us, pointing to the legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa as an undeniable influence on a galaxy far, far way. To many Jedi lovers or Kurosawa fans, …

Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane Go Hilariously Off-Topic in Our 'Million Ways to Die in the West' Unscripted

Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane have great chemistry. And our Unscripted featuring the stars of "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is proof. Dirty, foul-mouthed proof.<p>The actors sat down for a lively conversation about hilarious dramas, hard-core drug use, inappropriately placed tattoos, and …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

The Reality Of 'Silicon Valley'

The "compression algorithm" storyline on the new show isn't all fantasy<p>When Mike Judge, creator of <i>Office Space</i> and <i>Beavis and Butt-head</i>, set out to write his HBO comedy series, <i>Silicon Valley</i>, about Bay Area coders, he wanted to conceive a simple, believable widget for his characters to invent. So he …

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Aliens Exist And Will Be Found Pretty Soon, Say Scientists

It used to be that if you asked an astronomer if there was intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, you’d get some sort of hedged response involving the vastness of the universe and statistical probabilities that you’d expect from a diligent scientist.<p>I’ve asked this question recently of a few …

Scientists create antibody that blocks pain and itchiness

The pharmaceuticals used to treat pain haven’t changed substantially in many years, and they all come with a range of possible side effects. In the …

What are Blood Types?

How We'll Talk To Aliens

New NASA book looks beyond astrophysics to figure out how we'll communicate with extraterrestrials<p>Assuming we one day contact aliens, how will we communicate with them? That's the subject of a new book from NASA called <i>Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication. _(Kudos to Jesus Diaz</i> …

Museum teams up with Samsung to render mummies in 3D (video)

Thanks to more advanced medical CT scanners, we can now look at what's inside the British Museum's mummies... even if they remain wrapped. The museum has partnered with Samsung to provide 3D visuals for eight mummies of people who lived in the Nile Valley as far back as 4,000 years ago created …

'Vampire' burial in Poland keeps alive the myth that will not die

No top teeth and with a stake through the leg, the skeleton exhumed in Kamien Pomorski<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Exhumed skeleton in Poland revealed unusal bural practices<br>• Some believe medieval burial was connected to fear of vampires<br>• Vampire folklore strong in the Eastern European country<p><i>25 years since</i> …

Can a robot learn right from wrong?

Researchers are working on robots that can make ethical choices and then explain why<p>In Isaac Asimov’s short story "Runaround," two scientists on Mercury discover they are running out of fuel for the human base. They send a robot named Speedy on a dangerous mission to collect more, but five hours …

Mice With 'Mohawks' May Yield Key Clues About Autism

It's not every day you see a mouse with a mohawk. But that's what researchers saw while studying mice that had a genetic mutation linked to autism.<p>The mohawks that the mice were sporting actually resulted from their "over-grooming" behavior, repeatedly licking each other's hair in the same …

Pearl Jam Plot Fall U.S. Tour

The group will play from Cincinnati to Denver beginning October 1st<p>Pearl Jam have announced a 12-city October U.S. tour, following a summer trek to …

Eddie Vedder

Kanye West Blasts Media, Praises Kim Kardashian in Wedding Speech

Rapper calls Kardashians "an industry," refers to inner circle as "warriors"<p>Kanye West sprinkled a little bit of ranting into an otherwise emotional, …

Lana Del Rey

Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground Booed Off Stage

Audience dishes out jeers and beer cans during the pizza-themed cover band's set in England<p>Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover …

Lou Reed

Cannes 2014: Clouds of Sils Maria gather and Leviathan helps Cannes lurch to a close - video

It's the final day of the Cannes film festival, and - what do you know - they were saving the best for last. Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw go big with their praise for Andrei Zvyagintsev's Leviathan, but blow hot and cold over Olivier Assayas's lifestyles of the rich and famous …

Sydney film festival: 10 movies to see

A film about Nick Cave heralds the start of this year's festival on 4 June, with a Robert Altman retrospective and a Richard Linklater movie that took 12 years to film among the highlights. Here's a rundown of the films you shouldn't miss<p>• More from the Sydney Film Festival 2014<p>1. 20,000 Days on …

Jump into Summer With These 10 Summer Viewing Essentials

There's an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia in movies that take place during the summer. Themes of coming-of-age, friendship, misguided family …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Time Travel In ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

We recently asked the "Cosmos" host and astrophysicist if he thought it would be possible for Wolverine to travel back to 1973, as he does in the film, to prevent a war between humans and mutants.<p><b>Also read:</b> The Brilliance of 'Cosmos' - Seth MacFarlane Uses His Power for Good<p>In a series of tweets in …

Physics