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7 Things Every Facebook User Needs to Know, Backed by Research

• Your Facebook profile probably reveals your <i>true</i> personality. It’s especially indicative of how extroverted and open to new experience you are but it …

Google Project Skybender could bring super fast internet with the use of drones

We tend to take the internet for granted around these parts of the planet, but access to the world wide web happens to be a bit of a privilege. According to Internet Live Stats, only about 40% of the world has an internet connection.<p>Considering that Google’s business revolves mostly around …

Project Loon

MIT students win Hyperloop pod design competition

Crews are already building the first Hyperloop tracks, but how about the vehicles to run on those tracks? Don't worry, they're coming soon: MIT has won a SpaceX competition that challenged students worldwide to design a pod for the ultra-fast tube transportation. The school's team gets to build a …

European SpaceDataHighway's first satellite lifts off

The ESA's and Airbus Defence and Space's ambitious European Data Relay System (EDRS) project has reached a milestone this January 29th. Its first laser-satellite system has blasted off to space aboard a Proton rocket from Kazakhstan. The satellite is now heading towards its geostationary position …

Canada ranked as second best country in the world

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been talking up the country in Davos this week during the World Economic Forum, and a survey of 60 …

Canada

Basic Science Can't Survive without Government Funding

On December 2, 2015, the centennial anniversary of the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity, science fans everywhere reflected on …

New nanosheet growth technique has potential to revolutionize nanotechnology industry

After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists believe their breakthrough in growing tiny …

Electronics

"Resurrection plants" could offer hope as climate change decimates crops

As the climate begins to change, transforming formerly fertile agricultural regions into dusty, arid fields, scientists are determined to adapt. Jill …

Researchers Have Found A New Way To Get Machines To Learn Faster

An international team of data scientists is proud to announce the very latest in machine learning: they’ve built a program that learns… programs.<p>That …

Scientists Find A Double Black Hole Inside A Nearby Quasar

Two holes in one!<p>The brightest objects in the universe have massive black holes at their hearts.<p>Quasars (“quasi-stellar radio sources”) can be brighter than entire galaxies, and they’re thought to be fueled by the friction and heat of stuff that’s getting swallowed up by a black hole. (Although …

Should 'The Witcher 3' Feature More People Of Color?

Should <i>The Witcher 3</i> feature more people of color? Right now it’s decidedly white, and Polygon’s Tauriq Moosa—a person of color—wonders why in a magical world with dragons and elves, we can’t have more people with darker skin.<p>This is a tricky subject to tackle—especially because I’m white—and I have …

George R.R. Martin

Rosetta's Philae lander touches down on comet after 10-year quest

After Rosetta's 10-year journey -- capped off with the smooth 7-hour descent of its Philae lander -- an explosion of elation went up in the European Space Agency's mission control center in Darmstadt, Germany. At around 11:04AM Eastern Time, humanity has, for the first time in history, carefully …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

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