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This Two Billion Year-Old Natural Reactor May Hold The Key To Safe Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Oklo-reactor in Gabon, Africa is one of the most intriguing geological formations found on planet Earth. Here, naturally occurring fissile materials in two billion year-old rocks have sustained a slow nuclear fission reaction like that found in a modern nuclear reactor.<p>Uranium-235 is a …

Nuclear Energy

Chinese engineer sued for stealing trade secrets from San Jose tech firm Lumileds

Chinese engineer Chen Gangyi will need to cough up about $66 million in damages.<p>That's after a Silicon Valley jury found that he had stolen trade secrets from Lumileds, an LED light making company, before he left to join Chinese firm Elec-Tech International. He had apparently smuggled out thousands …

Silicon Valley

Has A Complex Organism Ever Evolved Into A Single-Celled Organism?

<i>Has a complex organism, like a dog, ever evolved into a single-celled organism? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Israel Ramirez, Biopsychologist, on Quora:</b><p>This is the ultimate form of …

Biology

Black Hat Researcher Shows Why Air Gaps Won't Protect Your Data

Got a secret? Put it behind an air gap by disconnecting your computer from the internet. That works, right? At Black Hat, a researcher showed off …

Black Hat

High-speed electrons prove Einstein was right about the speed of light

If you are driving a car and match your speed to the vehicle in front, it will appear to slow down, relative to you. Albert Einstein said the same …

Physics

These half-billion-year-old creatures were animals—but unlike any known today

So-called Ediacaran organisms have puzzled biologists for decades. To the untrained eye they look like fossilized plants, in tube or frond shapes up …

University of Cambridge

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

Europe takes another stab at standardizing phone chargers

The European Union has been trying for nearly a decade to get smartphone manufacturers to voluntarily agree to a common mobile phone charger. That apparently hasn't worked out so well, so the EU Commission may now take more forcible action, according to <i>Reuters</i>. "Given the unsatisfactory progress …

European Union

'Easy prey': How a massive psychic fraud gained its power

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>CNN journalists Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken have spent years investigating one of the largest consumer frauds in history -- a case that has stumped global investigators for decades. The scheme, which duped victims out of millions of dollars with letters claiming to be from a famous French</i> …

Cognitive Impairment

Psychologists Reveal The Easiest Hacks For Overthinkers To Try When They're Spiraling

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

Cellular aging halted by hydrogen sulfide gas

A new study inches us a little closer to understanding the aging process, how it works on a cellular level, and how it might one day be slowed down …

Medicine

Black Holes Could Actually Be Colliding Wormholes

When two wormholes collide, they could produce ripples in space-time that ricochet off themselves. Future instruments could detect these …

New class of drug compounds puts cancer in a sleeper hold

Cancer isn't some foreign illness invading your body – it's essentially just regular cells dividing out of control. Current cancer treatments like …

Cancer

Physicists Just Tied Light in Knots to Study The Strange 'Holes' in Between

What??<p>Using a new holographic technology, researchers have been able to twist and manipulate a beam of laser light to tie it into knots, creating …

Quantum Physics

Patrick Stewart to Return as Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard and the Internet Is Pretty Excited

The internet couldn’t be happier about the latest <i>Star Trek</i> news.<p>In a thrilling announcement, Patrick Stewart, everyone’s favorite British actor, …

Science Fiction

This ‘junk’ gene may be important in embryo development

Mice — and maybe humans — can’t get past the two-cell stage of development without a particular type of jumping gene.

Behold the First Commercial Computer (in the US) - the UNIVAC I

UNIVAC I – Operator Console (Museum of Science, Boston, MA)<p>On <b>June 14, 1951</b> the very first electronic computer produced in series (and in the United …

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Genius New Therapy Has Wiped Out Incurable Cancer in Three Patients

Here's how it works.<p>A Florida woman diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, generally considered incurable, is free of the disease two-and-a-half …

Cancer

Scientists race to find who is pumping an incredibly dangerous gas into the atmosphere

An unidentified nation is violating the Montreal Protocol and emitting one of the worst, most destructive aerosols on Earth.<p>When the research was …

Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum

A technique to manipulate electrons with light could bring quantum computing up to room temperature.<p>A team of researchers in Germany and at the …

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Scientists are launching human trials for a cancer 'vaccine' that cured 97% of tumors in mice

Scientists at Stanford University are currently preparing the first human test of a cancer “vaccine,” a treatment that eliminated up to 97 percent of …

How Stephen Hawking’s biggest achievement linked opposing worlds of physics

Hawking radiation was a big step in bringing together quantum mechanics and relativity<p>Stephen Hawking’s biggest accomplishment shone through both his physics work and his outreach to the public, bridging gaps between things that once seemed incompatible. Whether he was demonstrating that black …

New type of glass made of metal organic compounds breaks tradition

The glass we're most familiar with is made from silicon dioxide, but materials like boron, polymers and metals have also been used. Now, an …

Space Is Full Of Planets, And Most Of Them Don't Even Have Stars

Here in the Solar System, we can watch our star’s eight planets orbit with confidence, knowing full well that we’ve discovered at least the majority of round, orbit-clearing worlds around our Sun. But there’s a 4.5 billion year history that we can’t fully know from our vantage point today. All we …

Planets

Inside the fight over the sugar conspiracy

‘To boil it all down to the sugar industry, in our view, it doesn’t capture the whole picture’<p>In a paper published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> in 2016, researchers suggested that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid scientists to obscure the relationship between sugar and heart disease, derailing the …

Diabetes

Physics Breakthrough: 'Sound Tornadoes' Can Levitate Humans With New Acoustic Tractor Beam

For the first time, physicists have discovered a way to levitate large objects—as in, human-sized objects—with an acoustic tractor beam.<p>Acoustic …