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Our Sun Came Late to the Milky Way’s Star-Birth Party

Astronomers find that galaxies like our Milky Way underwent a stellar “baby boom,” churning out stars about 30 times faster than today.

The Solarbike is a very real thing

Here's an electric bike that doesn't need plugging in.. or swapping out batteries. As the name suggests, the Solarbike has solar cells built into both sides of the party typical bicycle wheels, using cells (and a design) that's apparently "shadow optimized": The inventor is based in Copenhagen, so …

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Google Releases a Tool to Launch Android Apps on Desktops

Google has opened up its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) to developers so they can run their apps on any desktop with a Chrome browser, reports Ars Technica.<p>ARC is a project that allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS, and it was previously limited to a small group of developers who got to …

Android News

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

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5 Research Tools for Studying the Universe

For all its historic achievements, an area where NASA deserves more credit is the sheer volume of data it releases to the public, free of charge. …

Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With ‘Spooky’ Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong.<p>That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon — in which …

Quantum Mechanics

The wind turbine that looks like a tree | DW | 27.03.2015

Jerome Michaud-Lariviere was sitting in a garden on a seemingly windless day when he first came up with his novel idea. For all the stillness around …

Hubble Successor James Webb Space Telescope on Track for 2018 Launch

NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is on schedule and budget for now, space agency officials told members of Congress Wednesday. The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to peer deep into the universe to help scientists learn more about the mechanics of the cosmos. Due to replace the …

Universe

Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Full Open Source Car Hacking Kit For The Masses

Eric Evenchick knows what it’s like to be at the mercy of modes of transport. That might be why the former Tesla intern is so keen to hack his way to gaining greater control over the vehicles he travels in. When we speak over encrypted call app RedPhone, he’s stuck in Hong Kong airport waiting for …

Information Security

Protect Everything. Security, Privacy & Anonymity in One Tiny Package

Details & Requirements<p>Model: Yi Sun-shin<br>• Interfaces: 1Wan , 1LAN , 1USB2.0 (Not used yet) , 1Micro USB(Power)<br>• Wireless: …

China Reveals Its Cyberwar Secrets

In an extraordinary official document, Beijing admits it has special units to wage cyberwar—and a lot of them. Is anybody safe?<p>A high-level Chinese …

Magic Leap's Augmented Reality FPS Demo Is Unbelievable

This is what we know about Magic Leap: the company is working on some kind of augmented reality technology, and Google invested $540 million in the …

Scientists hail breakthrough cancer treatment as a 'game changer'

Is this a miracle cancer vaccine? Scientists hail breakthrough treatment as a 'game changer'<p><b>Experts find way of teaching body's immune system to</b> …

Cancer

These Space Photos Were Made by Scanning Things Found in a Kitchen

For the past couple of years, photographer Navid Baraty has been experimenting with the idea of creating photographs of the universe without having …

Photography

CIA wants to crack Apple security: Report

The U.S. government is offering its first responses to two major Edward Snowden-related technology spying stories from Tuesday morning.<p>The Intercept, …

Surveillance

How Valve's secret meeting got devs on board with Steam VR

Alex Schwartz expected robes. His development studio, Owlchemy Labs, received a cryptic email from Valve, one of the largest and most mysterious companies in the gaming industry, on an otherwise normal day in October. The message contained a secrecy agreement, plane tickets and the vague assertion …

How electric superchargers went from fantasy to feasibility

It's finally time to plug in your snail.<p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual motion machines, for sale at the same places as gasoline magnet ionizers and other snake-oil. Power for an electric compressor has to come from somewhere, and e-turbos were a kind of …

Senate Bill Would Ease Federal Prohibition Of Medical Marijuana

Bipartisan Senate legislation to be announced Tuesday would shield medical marijuana patients, doctors and businesses from federal prosecution in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and would remove marijuana from the category of most-dangerous drugs, The Huffington Post has …

Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

Classical musings<p>Most physicists nowadays are sceptical that quantum mechanics can arise from an underlying classical system: see for example the …

Edward Snowden tells you what encrypted messaging apps you should use

Using encryption has never been easier, thanks to a host of free and easy-to-use apps available for almost any mobile device, Edward Snowden said in …

How to send encrypted messages to iOS, Android devices for free

While Silent Circle's encrypted devices and services look tempting, there are now free end-to-end encryption services available.<p>In a post-Snowden …

New technique allows analysis of clouds around exoplanets

<b>Team describes use of method to determine properties of clouds surrounding the exoplanet Kepler-7b.</b><p>Meteorologists sometimes struggle to accurately …

Free Encrypted iPhone Comms And 'World First' Private Tablet Unveiled

It’s been a great day for privacy-minded folk, with the launch of free encrypted messaging and calls for Apple’s iPhone, thanks to Open Whisper Systems’ updated Signal application, and what’s being billed by creator Silent Circle as the “world’s first privacy focused tablet”.<p>Signal’s open source …

Privacy

Light's wave-particle duality imaged for the first time

The weird way that light can behave as both a wave and a particle has been known to physicists for about a century, but a team in Lausanne has only …

Valve And HTC Partner For Virtual Reality Headset, Consumer Release Scheduled For 2015

<i>Can we have our HoloDeck now?</i><p>Could HTC be the hardware designer of Valve’s SteamVR headset? Is Valve developing software and room tracking technologies that can be licensed out to multiple VR manufacturers? Both seem likely conclusions following the reveal by HTC today of The <b>HTC Vive</b>, a mass-market …

Virtual Reality

New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia

Scientists narrow down the cause and think it is related to warming.<p>When a massive and mysterious hole was discovered in Siberia last July (see pictures), social media users pointed to everything from a meteorite to a stray missile to aliens to the Bermuda Triangle as possible causes. But the most …

Rats Remember Who's Nice to Them—and Return the Favor

It's the first time scientists have found direct reciprocation in the animal kingdom.<p>Rats can remember acts of kindness by other rats—and treat them accordingly, a new study says.<p>In experiments, Norwegian rats were most helpful to individuals that had previously helped them—perhaps to try and …