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Milky Way being pushed through space by cosmic dead zone, say scientists

It is known that our galaxy is being pulled through space, but cosmologists suspected it was being pushed as well – and new research might confirm it<p>The Milky Way is being “pushed” through space by a cosmic dead zone that lurks half a billion light years from Earth, researchers claim.<p>Located on the …

Universe

This Is What Happens When A Powerful Magnet Meets Magnetic Fluid

This is incredible!<p>In 1963, NASA designed a magnetic fluid to power rockets. The logic was that the fuel could be drawn to a pump by a magnet in …

Magnetism

The Next Generation of Particle Accelerators is Leading to a New Kind of Physics

A Better Beam<p>Particle accelerators are machines that, put simply, accelerate basic particles like electrons and protons to extremely high levels of …

Physics

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

Energy

Porous, 3D Graphene: MIT Scientists Make ‘One Of The Strongest, Lightest Materials Known’

In its atom-thin 2D form, graphene is one of the strongest materials known to man, but scientists have struggled to translate that strength of the …

Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off FM radio

FM radio broadcasting was invented in the United States in 1933. After a slow start, it became wildly popular all around the world, largely because the frequency modulation technology used offered better sound quality than the existing amplitude modulation (AM) transmissions.<p>But the era of FM radio …

Europe

CES 2017: Egg and sperm fertility tech wants to make babies

Two new gadgets are attempting to help get new families started - a fertility testing bracelet for women and a smartphone-connected sperm test for men.<p>Lara Lewington reports on the new products from the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017<p>Click will broadcast …

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

Breakfast

This incredible gadget lets you draw physical 3D objects in mid-air

There’s a reason 3D printing is so popular these days: it’s awesome. Instead of having to spend thousands of dollars working with a prototyping …

Apple Keeps Constant Log Of iPhone Calls In iCloud, Warns Cop Contractor

Apple has a hidden feature for you in its iPhones: call logs going back as far as four months are stored in near real-time in the iCloud. That’s the warning today from a Russian provider of iPhone hacking tools, Elcomsoft, which claimed the feature was automatic and there was no way to turn it off …

6 Superheroic Novels Comic Book Fans Are Going to Love

Celia is no hero. She’s just a regular young woman who happens to be the daughter of superheroes. With the world-famous Captain Olympus and Spark for …

Samsung's new acquisition will make your texts more interesting

The texts you send from your Galaxy phone may soon look a lot like Apple's iMessages.<p>Samsung said Tuesday it has acquired a Canada-based Rich Communications Services business from NewNet Communication Technologies. Called NewNet Canada, it will continue to operate independently as a unit of Samsung …

How to Use Secret Codes to Explore Deep Netflix

It's time to venture beyond 'Stranger Things.'<p>Finding something to watch on Netflix is like unfolding a takeout menu, deciding nothing sounds good, …

Entertainment

AT&T is making millions by selling your phone records to the police

It’s one thing for telecom companies to hand over citizens’ communications metadata when the law requires it, but it’s a whole new ball game when a firm turns that into a business.<p>According to documents obtained by The Daily Beast, that’s exactly what AT&T has done. As part of its Hemisphere …

Surveillance

The foldable, fully-enclosed Passport drone is yours for $549

Foldability is all the hype in the drone world these days, as is the case with the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic. But before these two were announced, we already heard about Zero Zero Robotics' Hover Camera 4K drone that is truly foldable and also fully enclosed -- in the sense that you can grab …

5 Common Habits That Are Ageing Your Body

It’s no secret that the world is absolutely tech-crazy right now and whether it’s Instagram, email, Netflix or Snapchat, most of us are guilty of …

Verily's wearable microscope sees beneath your skin

UCLA and Verily, Google Alphabet's life sciences division, has developed a wearable microscope that could help doctors in the near future. The device is designed to track fluorescent biomarkers inside the skin, a vital tool used to detect certain cancers and to monitor the delivery of drugs inside …

Xiaomi Mi 5s invite points to a September 27th launch

Xiaomi has begun sending out invites to the launch of its upcoming Mi 5s handset, which will take place on September 27th. There’s no specific mention of the handset in the invitation, but the gigantic S teaser is a pretty big giveaway.<p>The Xiaomi Mi 5s has recently been spotted passing through …

NASA Spacecraft Captures Black Holes Eating Stars & Belching Fire

“It’s as though the black hole has cleaned its room by throwing flames.”<p>It’s like a great cosmic belch.<p>According to NASA, when black holes swallow stars, they release a burst of energy, a flare containing high-energy radiation, including ultraviolet and X-ray light. Now, astronomers have been able …

FBI chief James Comey recommends taping over your webcam

FBI director James Comey revealed during the Center for Strategic and International Studies conference that he knew he was mocked for admitting that he tapes over his webcam. But that didn't stop him from recommending that other people do the same. "There's some sensible things you should be doing, …

Your Dream Job Has Arrived: Netflix Is Hiring Someone to Binge

It doesn't get much easier than this: Netflix is hiring someone to binge watch shows on Netflix. Yes, that's a job and, to think, you've been doing …

Raspberry Pi passes 10M in sales, new starter kit announced

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has reached a big new milestone: It has sold 10 million Raspberry Pi computers over the past four and a half years.<p>The low-priced ($35, £24, AU$49) device was originally intended to help teach kids about programing. As it turned out, hobbyists have also used it for a …

Usain Bolt runs into history, takes place among greatest athletes of all time

RIO DE JANEIRO — Gold spikes in his right hand, gold ring on his left middle finger, Usain Bolt lifted his arms in the air, the everlasting world’s fastest man. He clapped, making gold tap gold. The adoring Olympic Stadium crowd yelled and chanted his last name. For once, and soon forever, he was …

Fan-made Pokemon Uranium is shelved by its creators after Nintendo notices

Not before it was downloaded 1.5 million times<p>The unlicensed, fan-made game called <i>Pokémon Uranium</i>, which launched last week after nine years of development, has been removed for download by its creators.<p>The game was downloaded some 1.5 million times over the past week, according to the development …

The Elder Scrolls

A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when a router reset doesn't help.<p>Some routers require you to use a desktop or mobile app to …

Information Security

Clothes that heal themselves through the power of squid teeth

Are you accident-prone? Self-repairing clothing may be in your future, thanks to Walter Dressick of the Naval Research Office and Melik Demirel of Pennsylvania State University.<p>Dressick, Demirel and their team have developed an autonomous self-repairing mechanism for tears in textiles such as …

Takeover: A second robot-run hotel to open in Japan

If human interaction isn't what you want from your hotel stay, this may be the perfect place for you.<p>Known as the Henn na -- "weird" -- Hotel, the first one opened to the general public in July 2015 in Nagasaki. It is almost entirely staffed by robots. The company behind it is now set to open a …

Japan

Creator of chatbot that beat 160,000 parking fines now tackling homelessness

Teenager who designed DoNotPay to overturn tickets in London and New York expands service to assist those dealing with housing problems in the UK<p>The chatbot lawyer that overturned hundreds and thousands of parking tickets is now tackling another problem: homelessness.<p>London-born Stanford student …