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Vladimir Putin Wrote an Op-Ed on Syria for The New York Times

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin, already established as a prominent artist, singer, and judo …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting …

The Brain

Tentative Samsung smartwatch design unearthed in Korean patents

While Samsung hasn't been shy about its desire to build a new smartwatch, we've had few clues as to what that wristwear could look like. However, <i>Moveplayer</i> has uncovered a trio of Korean design patents that, combined, could represent a design template. Registered between March and May, the patents …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

AT&T’s latest home broadband service isn’t DSL or fiber. It’s LTE

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>AT&T(s t) has found another use for its LTE and HSPA networks besides connecting iPhones and Android devices to the internet. …

New Nexus 7 tablet flaunted on video before possible launch next week

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The wait for a new Nexus 7 tablet appears to ending next week. Android Central got its hands on a refreshed model of …

Study reveals AI systems are as smart as a 4-year-old, lack common sense

It'll take a long time before we see a J.A.R.V.I.S. in real life -- University of Illinois at Chicago researchers put MIT's ConceptNet 4 AI through the verbal portions of a children's IQ test, and rated its apparent relative intelligence as that of a 4-year-old. Despite an excellent vocabulary and …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

Nanotech

NASA manufactures a 3D printed rocket part — and, no, it doesn’t melt

3D printing isn’t only about creating trinkets and toys — it can also help send humans into space.<p>In a watershed move, NASA has successfully tested a rocket part created via 3D printer, a move that shows how important the technology will be to its operations one day.<p>Tested at NASA’s Glenn Research …

Kepler spacecraft should pin down ‘alien Earth’ planets despite glitch

An artist's interpretation of the Kepler observatory in space.<p>NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft should be able to achieve its primary mission goal regardless of whether or not it can bounce back from a recent malfunction, researchers say.<p>Kepler launched in March 2009 on a 3.5-year prime …

Planetary Habitability

Following Russian rocket explosion, experts warn of 'major contamination'

The Proton-M relied on a dirty mix of dangerous fuels<p>The Russian rocket that exploded during lift-off on Tuesday morning has already cost the country's government more than $200 million — the estimated value of the three GLONASS satellites that the Proton-M was carrying. But the crash might also be …

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

In Milky Way, 60 billion planets in habitable zone? - Futurity

U. CHICAGO / NORTHWESTERN (US) — A new study that calculates the influence of cloud …

Habitable Zone

How close are we to getting superpowers?

What would your superpower be? If it's x-ray vision, your dream could be a step closer to reality. Next month, at a technology conference in Hong …

The world is getting warmer, but are natural disasters getting worse?

Evidence of climate change has been coming at a steady pace for years. NASA has said that the 10 hottest years on record all occurred since 1998, and carbon dioxide levels — cited the force behind global warming — hit a record high in May. Now, a UN report has compiled data for the past 10 years, …

Environment: News & features

Environment

Would A Human Head Transplant Be Ethical?

A couple professors sound off about the ethics of transplanting one human's head onto another human's body.<p>Two days ago, we reported on a controversial paper by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canaveri about human head transplants. The paper, entitled "HEAVEN: The head anastomosis venture Project …

GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But it’s no …

Internet of Things

Sony's 4K Ultra HD player now available, rentals to cost $7.99 with purchases priced at $29.99

Sony's 4K Ultra HD media player is now available for purchase, with the earliest orders slated to ship July 5th. As announced previously, it's priced at a whopping $699.99, though comes pre-loaded with 10 full-length movies out of the box. Of course, titles vary in quality, with <i>The Amazing</i> …

GM and Honda team up to produce next-gen fuel cells by 2020

You'd be forgiven for thinking that hydrogen fuel cell cars have vanished when EVs rule the headlines, but GM and Honda haven't forgotten them -- in fact, they've just unveiled a new fuel cell partnership. The automakers are jointly developing next-generation hydrogen systems and storage, using …

Netflix Introduces Max, a Movie Selection Service That Wants to Chat – /Film

Combine Siri and Hal 9000, and what do you get? A virtual cinephile with the personality of a game show host, according to <b>Netflix</b>.<p>The company has …

Bruce Willis

Deadpool 2 Trailer Introduces The 'Super Duper Fucking Group' We've Been Waiting For

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>We lost one Chris and gained another, …

Must do’s: What we like this week

Detroit punk pioneers rock in “A Band Called Death,” and “Under the Dome” is a creepy, kinky take on Stephen King<p><b>BOOKS</b><p>Two outsiders to the world of Shakespeare criticism have penned “Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine,” a slim volume on that well-known dark prince of Danes. Laura Miller deems it …

Cher: Tom Cruise Was One of My Best Lovers

MCaulfield/WireImage<p>Tom Cruise doesn't just dazzle on the big screen -- he does it in the bedroom, too.<p>Academy Award winner Cher recently praised the movie star as one of the best lovers she's ever had. On Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," the 67-year-old singer told host Andy Cohen, "I had just …

Despicable Me 2 – review

Funnier – and perhaps cuter – than its predecessor, this blockbuster animation finds jam-making adoptive parent Gru (Steve Carell) being reluctantly …

Which?: Galaxy S4 wins battery life test

Samsung's Galaxy had the longest battery life in a test of seven popular smartphones, with twice the call time of the low-ranking iPhone 5.<p>Each phone's battery life was tested for call time and internet use by Which? and the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a clear winner in both categories.<p>The popular phone …

Samsung to ship two versions of Note 3 – AMOLED and LCD (rumor)

If this report sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve heard it before. Back at the beginning of the year, it was rumored that Samsung would use LCDs instead of AMOLED displays for the Galaxy S4, or use both technologies and ship multiple variants of the phone. As it turned out, Samsung managed to …

Galaxy Note

S4 and HTC One Google Editions out now, but may face update wait

Versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One running a stock version of Android are now on sale -- but it seems that both phones will have to wait a …

Android News