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U.S. B-52 bomber flies over S. Korea in solidarity after N. Korean nuclear claim

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> Days after North Korea claimed it tested a hydrogen bomb, the United States responded with a display of military might on the Korean Peninsula.<p>A B-52 bomber jet from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam flew over Osan, South Korea, on Sunday "in response to a recent …

North Korea

Who has to work the longest to buy an iPhone?

How many hours must you work to buy a new iPhone? It varies dramatically around the world, reflecting disparities in productivity and purchasing …

Forex

Apple Acknowledges Consumers Want Larger and Cheaper Phones

The latest internal documents coming out of the Samsung/Apple trial show some candid insight into Apple's analysis of the future of the smartphone market.<p>The documents posted by Re/code include an Apple slide deck from April, 2013 for 2014 planning. The document includes graphs showing that Apple's …

This Four-Armed Robot Might Be Performing Your Next Abdominal Surgery

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FDA has just improved the fortunes of a lot of sick patients (and one lucky tech company) by …

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

The emerging process of 3-D printing, which uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects, has produced everything from toys to jewelry to food.<p>Soon, however, 3-D printers may be spitting out something far more complex, and controversial: human organs.<p>For years now, medical …

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

14 February 2018<p>Why is there no insulation for saucepans? Or around kitchen sinks or bathtubs? Is it difficult and expensive, or just a lazy …

Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day?

<b>Michael A. Lombardi, a metrologist in the Time and Frequency Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colo., takes</b> …

Mathematics

New and improved atomic clock: A revolution in timekeeping is coming

With a new and improved atomic clock, the standard of time in America is about to change -- a teeny, tiny bit.<p>For the first time in 15 years, the<p>National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is adding a new official atomic clock, institute officials announced Wednesday -- at 10:02 a.m. …

Higgs Boson May Be Composed Of Tiny 'Techni-Quark' Particles, Physicists Say

<i>Updated April 4 at 10:51 a.m. ET.</i><p>The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Universe

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments

To develop a specific treatment for each person’s cancer, doctors would need to learn their tumor’s genetic code. It’s a task too difficult for humans to do for every cancer patient. But it might not be too difficult for a problem-solving supercomputer.<p>IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program …

Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

Misinformation about health remains widespread and popular.<p>Half of Americans subscribe to medical conspiracy theories, with more than one-third of people thinking that the Food and Drug Administration is deliberately keeping natural cures for cancer off the market because of pressure from drug …

Anti-Gravity Wheel Explained