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Hand Jive: High-Tech Glove Turns Gestures into Music

If you find yourself tapping your hand to a beat while sitting at your desk, in the car or on a park bench, a high-tech glove might be just the …

Wearable Tech

Subways & Trains - Forgotten New York

I don’t use the Brooklyn Broadway El or the Nassau Street line that much, but when I do, I stand the greatest chance to see a variety of MTA subway …

Nonhuman 'Hands' Found in Prehistoric Rock Art

The roughly 8,000-year-old "hands" painted on a rock wall in the Sahara Desert aren't human at all, as researchers originally thought, but are …

How to write and draw comics! Episode 1 of 10

HoloLens 'Teleports' NASA Scientist to Mars in TED Talk Demo

Something amazing happened at the TED2016 conference today: HoloLens developer Alex Kipman "teleported" a NASA scientist onto the stage, on the …

Augmented Reality

Film coating transforms contact lenses into computer screens

A polymer film coating with the ability to turn contact lenses into computer screens is set to transform the wearable visual aids into the next …

Nanotech

Apple Could Leapfrog Amazon, Google And Alibaba With A Netflix Acquisition

To say that Apple results were looked upon as a disappointment this past week would be an understatement. The company reported good enough numbers for the December quarter but March guidance was lowered below Street estimates which disappointed investors.<p>Apple’s shares are down about 3% since the …

Tim Cook

Zuhair Murad

What It Means To Be a Science Fiction Writer in the Early 21st Century

I believe that science fiction’s best days are ahead of it, because I have read a lot of science fiction. And if this genre has taught me anything, …

Ancient rodent’s big brain wasn’t super smart

When researchers reconstructed two endocasts of <i>Paramys</i>, the oldest and best-preserved rodent skulls on record, they were shocked at how big the …

University of Toronto

Hackers are hitting Israel's energy sector with a 'severe cyber attack'

Yuval Steinitz told The Times of Israel a virus had been identified in the energy department, and software that was already in place was working to neutralize it. Though the suspects behind this attack are still unknown, the attack on critical infrastructure comes just one month after hackers …

Genetically modified monkeys created to help scientists study autism

Monkeys that develop autism-like symptoms could be used to identify brain circuits involved in common autistic behaviours and test new treatments<p>Genetically modified (GM) monkeys that develop symptoms of autism have been created to help scientists discover treatments for the condition.<p>The macaques …

How to Make Amazing Fizzy Fruit

We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers.<p>Best party trick ever: Serve …

Biologist's gene-editing kit lets do-it-yourselfers play God at the kitchen table

This month, the University of Chicago-educated molecular biophysicist will end a two-year fellowship in the NASA Ames Synthetic Biology program to …

Genetics

GMO Mosquitoes May Battle Zika, Dengue in Brazil

A company that genetically engineers mosquitoes to produce “dud” offspring says an experimental program has reduced the number of mosquito larvae by 80 percent in one small Brazilian city. Now they plan to expand production of the insects to fight Zika, dengue and other dangerous viruses.<p>Oxitec, …

Prof Stephen Hawking: disaster on planet Earth is a near certainty

Prof Stephen Hawking said the biggest threats to planet Earth were of our own making, including nuclear war, global warming and genetically engineered viruses<p>Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that a disaster on Earth within the next thousand or ten thousand years is a ‘near certainty'.<p>The …

Suspected supernova baffles astronomers

Thought to be a supernova, an extraordinary bright light 3.8 billion light years away has puzzled astronomers. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will be …

Universe

Even the White House is worried about China's stock market crash

BEIJING — The latest trigger was currency jitters, but Thursday's plunge in Chinese stocks was just one in a series of aftershocks from last year's …

The Dark Web has its first major news publication

The Dark Web has a nasty reputation (and deservedly so) but perhaps investigative news publication <i>ProPublica</i> being the first major media organization on the anonymized version of the internet can change that a bit. The reasoning? "We don't want anyone to know that you came to us or what you read,"</i> …

Material could harvest sunlight by day, release heat on demand hours or days later

The material they ended up with is highly transparent, which could make it useful for de-icing car windshields, says Grossman, the Morton and Claire …

Nanotech

Anonymous declares war on Thai police over controversial murder case

Hacktivist group takes down seven police websites in protest against conviction of migrant workers<p>The "hacktivist" collective Anonymous has brought down several websites affiliated with the Thai police, in protest over the controversial conviction of two Burmese migrant workers on charges of murder …

The Scale of the Universe 2

This Image of the Universe Captures Its Immensity

The universe is mind-bogglingly huge and increasingly growing larger, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to map the whole thing. Musician and …

Ukraine faces world's first blackout caused by hackers

While 2015 was rife with news of hackers stealing data from governments, health insurers and adultery sites, it looks like targeting our energy infrastructure might be the next big thing in cyberattacks.<p>Three regional power authorities in Ukraine were infected with malware last week, leading to a …