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Future cars may give themselves dimples to reduce drag

Golf balls are dimpled for a reason -- they sail through the air <i>just</i> slowly enough that the uneven surface reduces drag, helping them fly farther than they might otherwise. Wouldn't it be nice if your car could get that kind of aerodynamic boost? It might, if MIT's newly developed morphable surface …

IBM's Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World

"Watson, the supercomputer that is now the world Jeopardy champion, basically went to med school after it won Jeopardy," MIT's Andrew McAfee, coauthor of The Second Machine Age, said recently in an interview with Smart Planet. "I'm convinced that <b>if it's not already the world's best diagnostician,</b> …

Ditch That Laptop Brick With FINsix’s New Tiny Notebook Charger

Many aspects of computing have changed, but the laptop charger has remained sadly stable over the years; no matter what, we never seem to be able to ditch the lumpy power brick, that mid-cable eyesore that takes up tons of space in your bag and presents a ready hazard for stepping on. MIT project …

Science and Oil Don't Mix: Wyoming Becomes First State to Reject New U.S. Science Standards for Schools

It's official: Wyoming has become the first state to block a new set of national science standards that address climate change. Republican Gov. Matt …

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

APOD: The Antennae Galaxies in Collision (2014 Mar 16) Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing & Copyright: Davide Coverta http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140316.html Explanation: Two galaxies are squaring off in Corvus and here are the latest pictures. When two galaxies collide, the stars that compose them usually do not. That's because galaxies are mostly empty space and, however bright, stars only take up only a small amount of that space. During the slow, hundred million year collision, one galaxy can still rip the other apart gravitationally, and dust and gas common to both galaxies does collide. In this clash of the titans, dark dust pillars mark massive molecular clouds are being compressed during the galactic encounter, causing the rapid birth of millions of stars, some of which are gravitationally bound together in massive star clusters. http://hla.stsci.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140316 #APOD

A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

Mike Janke used to be a Navy SEAL sniper. These days he's taking on the government and corporate America. He's the founder of Blackphone, an Android-based smartphone with privacy as its mainselling point.<p>It's not NSA-proof — in that everything is hackable if you try hard enough. But Janke says it's …

The Car That Runs On Air

Bringing new meaning to running on fumes<p>For more than a century, air cars have remained a quixotic quest of engineers—an idealistic exercise with little long-term likelihood of entering mass production. As fuels go, air has obvious upsides: It’s ubiquitous, clean, and, best of all, free. But air …

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …

IBM Builds a Graphene Circuit

Built of sheets of carbon just one atom thick, graphene has been the material of the future for a while now. But IBM says it has now successfully used the material in a circuit.<p>A new semiconductor is coming to Silicon Valley. Researchers at IBM's laboratories announced their newest integrated …

Worlds Collide: Volvo Combines Turbocharging + Supercharging

The great turbocharger vs supercharger debate has raged for ages, splitting the choice of forced induction between two philosophically opposed setups: the former offering a revvier, higher-strung sort of boost (thanks to exhaust gases), and the latter delivering a gruntier and lower-end power …

A new way to clean (and reuse) the waste water that comes from dirty industries

A startup called Axine Water Technologies has developed a new low-cost way to clean the waste water created by industries like oil and gas …

The World's Smallest Engine Runs on a Single Atom

Physicists are building a nano engine that runs on a single atom and will arguably be the most efficient ever made.<p><b>Like the one in your car</b>, Johannes Roßnagel's engine is a four-stroke. In four steps it compresses and heats, then expands and cools. And as with any other engine, this cycle is …

This Snarky Robot Is Really Good At Air Hockey

You won, okay? Don't need to be a jerk about it.<p>As an experiment, tinkerer Jose Julio hacked the components of a 3-D printer and made this glorious machine instead: a robotic, <i>Terminator</i>-visioned air-hockey player that looks pretty darn good at what it does. It's also kind of a jerk. After …

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The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

By Sheila Monaghan<p>By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar with the tool's hurts-so-good loosening powers, limiting your experience to the lower body minimizes the total-body benefits. To that end, Master Trainer …

Hips Don't Lie: They're Stronger Than You Are

by MISSY ALBRECHT, DPT, CSCS, FMS| Physical Therapist/Coach<p><b>Do your homework!</b> [Y]ou should be improving your hip extension mobility to allow your body …

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

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