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Paris Jews Reel After Deadly Kosher-Supermarket Attack

<b>Correction appended, Jan. 12</b><p>Last week’s chaotic violence in Paris reached a spectacular climax on Friday afternoon, when a lone gunman stormed …

The internet of things is coming, but it’s not what you expect

The Consumer Electronics Show 2015 arrives at a time when global gadget sales are falling. The UK is ready to lead the way with the smart sensor tech that will take the place of smart phones and TVs<p>Headlines from CES 2015 this week include Samsung CEO’s promise of an Internet of Things (IoT) that …

Internet of Things

Daily avocado diet may cut cholesterol - Futurity

New research suggests that adding an avocado to a cholesterol-lowering diet amps up its heart-healthy effects.

CES 2015: Intel’s $150 Compute Stick Turns Any HDTV Into A Windows PC

Tiny, cheap, and simple to set up, Intel’s stick PC can make your dumb TV into a full-fledged computer<p>There were some impressively thin laptops and convertibles this year at CES. But the trophy of the tiniest PC has to go to Intel’s just-announced Compute Stick. Despite being just four inches long, …

CES

A next-gen battery to land in Hawaii, courtesy of Aquion Energy

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Aquion Energy<p>A big next-generation battery will soon be hooked up to a solar system in Hawaii, providing a glimpse …

CES 2015: The Gogoro Smartscooter Is A Tesla On Two Wheels

This futuristic scooter could change densely populated cities forever<p>It’s tough living in a densely populated city. The air is polluted, the roads are congested, and the gas is expensive. Many urbanites resort to scooters for transportation, because they're fuel-efficient and easy to maintain. The …

Electric Vehicles

Smart Mirrors, Autonomous Cars, and Safer Home Security

Going viral: Targeting brain cancer cells with a wound-healing drug

At the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, three scientists are planning to create a virus capable of destroying brain cancer.<p>It sounds like …

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Physics

Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution

How General Electric, Local Motors, and an army of DIY inventors are rebuilding American manufacturing<p>This past February, in a nondescript industrial building near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, a few executives from GE Appliances set out to stage the division’s first hackathon. Louisville is home …

Manufacturing

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Cosmology

Why Do "Disco Clams" Put On Brilliant Light Shows?

The mollusk's flamboyance may warn predators or lure prey, research suggests.<p>The so-called "disco clam" is one eye-catching mollusk—nestled in coral reefs off Indonesia, the animal generates brilliant flashes of light that earned it its festive name.<p>Though fascinating, this flamboyant bivalve …

Stunning 3-D Models Reveal Bizarre Double Star Acting Up

The star system Eta Carinae sends out the brightest flares yet recorded.<p>SEATTLE—Armed with a 3-D printer, a supercomputer, and several space telescopes, astronomers have gotten their best look yet at one of the galaxy's biggest, weirdest double star systems.<p>Surprising new observations of the …

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

C 25. That's the badge number of Mr. Lewis G. Doom, one of the men who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1944 as part of the Manhattan Project: an effort that culminated with two nuclear detonations over Japan and the end of World War II.<p>We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet …

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

Advertisement<p>38 Comments<p>Credit: Jon Callas/Flickr<p>The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in …

Batteries

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

A New Antibiotic That Resists Resistance

The British chemist Lesley Orgel had a rule: Evolution is cleverer than you. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have repeatedly proven him right.<p>Since humans started making antibiotics for ourselves in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved to counteract our efforts. They are now winning. There are strains of …

Microbiology

The views of #GreatSmoky Mountains #NationalPark's stunning vistas are breathtaking. #Sunrise photo from Newfound Gap by Dee Langevin (www.sharetheexperience.org).