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11 bizarre things the Mars Orbiter has spotted on the red planet

Ten years ago this week, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) began its visit to the red planet.<p>In the time since, the MRO has completed about …

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

DOJ filing threatens to compel Apple to hand over iOS source code and signature if it fails to cooperate

ACLU principal technologist and Yale Law School visiting fellow Christopher Soghoian drew attention to a rather dramatic raising of the stakes in the DOJ’s latest filing in the San Bernardino iPhone case. It contains an implicit threat that if Apple isn’t willing to create the special version of …

Apple's war with the FBI

The tussle between Apple and the<p>Federal Bureau of Investigationratcheted up a notch Thursday, with Apple telling a federal magistrate that she violated the company's constitutional rights by ordering it to write software that would enable the FBI to hack into a terrorist's lockediPhone. The tech …

NASA Researchers Are Working on a Laser Propulsion System That Could Get to Mars in 3 Days

"There is no known reason why we cannot do this."<p>Despite how far we've come in space exploration, one thing still holding us back from interstellar …

Space Travel

Track Your Motorcycle Performance Using Brain One (video)

Italian engineering company Brain has created a new way to track your motorcycle performance using a small piece of hardware that connects directly …

Gear & Gadgets
Graphene

Microsoft to back Apple with ‘friend of the court’ brief in FBI case over terrorist’s iPhone

In the week since Apple went head to head with the FBI over encryption and hacking, people from across the tech sector have offered a wide spectrum …

Privacy

FBI director admits under oath that iPhone case would set a precedent; public & Republican candidates still on FBI side

FBI director James Comey – who had previously claimed that “the San Bernardino litigation isn’t about trying to set a precedent” – has now admitted that it would. The <i>Guardian</i> reports that Comey made the admission when testifying under oath yesterday to a Congress committee.<p>The ultimate outcome of …

Could a spacecraft really make the journey to Mars in 30 minutes? One physicist says yes

Aside from its extremely cold temperatures, unbearably thin atmosphere, and its all-around shroud of complete mystery; perhaps the biggest obstacle …

Space Travel

NASA to explore wonders of the universe with telescope 100 times bigger than Hubble (VIDEO)

NASA is on a mission to unlock the secrets of the universe with its new Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), as the agency formally begins …

25 Best Android Tips to Make Your Phone More Useful - ExtremeTech

By on February 23, 2018 at 5:16 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Things looked shaky for Android …

'Star Wars': Gwendoline Christie explains Captain Phasma keeping helmet on

A friend and I were arguing about a deeply urgent divisive issue: Whether Captain Phasma never removing her helmet in <i>The Force Awakens</i> was cool or …

UW researchers’ robot hand comes creepily close to human functionality

You’ve got to hand it to the roboticists at the University of Washington: They’ve built a robotic hand modeled so closely on human anatomy, it’s …

Michael J. Fox Surprised By Nike With 'Back To The Future' Self-Tying Trainers

Michael J. Fox tried on the first ever pair of self-tying trainers in honour of Back to the Future day on Wednesday.<p>The Nike Mags are inspired by …

Shoes

#FINDNEWROADS with 2016 Camaro V8

HISTORIC DISCOVERY: Physicists 'PROVE' God DIDN'T create the Universe

NASAInflation theory: Mind-blowing expansion in nano seconds<p>The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn …

This is the first model of the Solar System that accurately shows just how mind-boggling huge space is

But, for the most part, they're all wrong. At least where scale is concerned.<p>Sure, you can show the Sun and planets in relative size to each other accurately. But then the actual distances between them will probably be way off.<p>And OK, you can outline the planets' concentric orbits around the Sun to …

Astronomy

Orrb wellness device takes you away from office stress

Gallery: Orrb wellness device takes you away from office stress<p>Gallery: Orrb wellness device takes you away from office stress<p>+ 1<p>If you've ever felt …

Ergonomics

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …