Christopher Baker

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New View Suggests Big Bang Inflation Claims Are Just Dust

Newly released observations from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite have dealt a heavy blow to purported evidence of the universe's post-Big Bang growth spurt. Back in March, the scientists behind the South Pole Telescope campaign — known as Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic …

Universe

Here's How to Join Xbox at E3 2014

With E3 less than two weeks away, the Xbox team is hard at work getting ready to show the world what we’ve got in store for the future. We can’t wait …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

Pigs

Powerful Solar Flare Sheds Light on Sun Eruption Theories

For the first time, a massive solar flare revealed the process that created it, confirming new theories about flares and the explosive ejections of …

Astronomy

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 unboxing (Video)

The stylus feels more like a heavy duty pen where as the old Surface Pro stylus felt a bit cheap and plasticy. This one is much more substantial. …

Black is a B&W film emulator for Windows Phone every photographer needs

Fun fact: Most of us here at Windows Phone Central really, really love photography. The lot of us are big fans of taking photons and turning them …

Apps

Join us tomorrow for the Surface event in NYC!

<b>Surface Mini</b><p>Rumors of a Surface Mini have been circulating for a very long time. Remember those rumors of a 7-inch gaming tablet from Xbox? Those …

Los Angeles

Deimos: Facts About the Smaller Martian Moon

Mars is the only terrestrial planet to host multiple moons. The smaller of the two, the lumpy moon Deimos, bears more resemblance to an asteroid than …

Astronomy

The 13 Best Androids, Cyborgs, And Robots In Film

So I've rolled all three into one with a little engineering spin.<p>This list is by no means comprehensive — it's simply thirteen of my favourite androids, cyborgs, and robots.

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City

A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly. Is your city next?<p>This is the future if nothing is done to stop it.<p>In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

Microsoft will apparently fix the Windows Phone 8.1 80188309 error

Microsoft’s launch of Windows Phone 8.1 has been met with a lot of excitement from the tech industry. Surely it is plagued with bugs, just like every …

How to make graphene in a kitchen blender

Don’t try this at home. No really, don’t: it almost certainly won’t work and you won’t be able to use your kitchen blender for food afterwards. But …

Think You Know Basic Physics? This Balloon Will Prove You Wrong

When you have a balloon floating in a car and start driving, instead of getting thrown back, it actually flies forward. What? Are balloons immune to …

Toward a Pill That Helps Us Learn as Fast as Kids

Scientists are using mood drugs to return the adult's brain to an earlier stage of development. Here's why that won't be easy.<p>Shannon, a 14-year-old who lives in Massachusetts, has amblyopia, a condition sometimes referred to as “lazy eye.”<p>You can’t tell by looking at her, though. Unlike some …

How Drones And Driverless Cars Raise Questions For The Future Of City Services

Technology developments will enhance our urban experience, but they also risk leaving more people behind. The city of the future must be a city for everyone.<p>What does the future of the city look like? Will it be full of driverless cars ferrying us about and drones delivering beer and pizza?<p>Probably …

Cities and their Stars (without light pollution)

Paris<p>Cohen photographs the world’s major cities, seeking out views that resonate for him and noting the precise time, angle, and latitude and …

An Invisible Barn And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with every iteration until, at some point, it all just <i>clicks</i>. Arguably, Windows Phone just came of age with its latest update, …

Why You’ll Want a Windows Phone 8.1 Device Over the iPhone 5s

You’d be forgiven for thinking Microsoft had abandoned Windows Phone, its mobile operating system. Statements made by the company sounded as if it’d …

Drone Shoots Epic Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch and Controlled Landing

Elon Musk's space-faring company SpaceX has released the first test footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled …

Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano

<b>Why did a picturesque 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash? Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its</b> …

Particles

Sci-Fi Stars Set Sights on Hawaii for 'HawaiiCon'

Sci-fi junkies and warm-weather lovers, rejoice! A three-day science, sci-fi and fantasy conference will take place in September on Hawaii's Big …

Goonies Sequel: Director Richard Donner Says "We're Doing A Sequel"

A <i>Goonies</i> sequel? There have been many rumors over the years, and supposedly a script that fell into development hell, but as Hollywood continues to …

With all of the new rumors of what is to come with Windows Phone this year, with the newest being the possibility of Google Chrome making a debut, how are you feeling about the underdog platform these days? http://www.phonedog.com/2014/03/28/yes-please-bring-chrome-to-windows-phone-8/

#SuperGirl #BW Having some fun with VSCOCAM

Action Packed Stormtrooper STAR WARS Art - Fire Assault