Fa En

24 Flips | 4 Magazines | 13 Likes | @FaEn2014 | Keep up with Fa En on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Fa En”

Quantum Machine Goes in Search of the Higgs Boson

A rudimentary quantum computer has rediscovered the Higgs boson. Sort of.<p>Physicists have been working hard to develop machines that can use quantum …

Scientific American's Top 10 Science Stories of 2015

It’s been an eventful year, from surprising finds in space and on Earth to technological innovations and its perils to developments in biology. In …

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found in Italian Skeleton

The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever …

Christopher Nolan explains Inception's ending: 'I want you to chase your reality'

British director says the much-debated final ‘spinning top’ scene of his 2010 brainteasing blockbuster is about the subjective nature of reality<p>Christopher Nolan has finally explained the controversial “spinning top” ending to his critically acclaimed science fiction blockbuster Inception.<p>Speaking …

Princeton University

5 simple internet safety tips from one of Google's information security engineers

Before Google hired him as its very first, full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, he'd already had experience working for IBM, the NSA, and the US Marine Corps.<p>As one of Google's tech lead managers for Chrome, he's now responsible for making sure the browser stays secure …

Internet Safety

Why animals don’t get schizophrenia (and people do)

Research reveals an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human<p>Bret Stetka<p>March 29, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet …

My favourite particle: the neutron

A guest post by <b>Jim Grozier</b> on particles you can store in a beryllium bottle without a lid on<p>I'm not really one for favourites, but I do have a soft spot for the neutron; and after all, it would be a shame to leave it out, wouldn't it?<p>There are two things I really like about neutrons, and these in …

Comments of the Week #44: From the Universe’s center to where you are

“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.” -Eckhart …

New Snowden documents show that the NSA and its allies are laughing at the rest of the world

'I drink your milkshake'<p>A team of nine journalists including Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras have just published another massive collection of classified records obtained by Edward Snowden<i>.</i> The trove of documents, published on <i>Der Spiegel,</i> show that the National Security Agency and its allies are …

Surveillance

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization

The Most WTF Things We Saw At CES 2015

The nopes, huhs, whyyys, and wtfs of the Consumer Electronics Show<p>The International Consumer Electronics Show is an incredible event, showcasing some astoundingly innovative technologies each year. It’s also a place where a lot of weird stuff happens. While scouring the showroom floors at this …

Try It Now

GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

On the face of it, the new potato varieties called "Innate" seem attractive. If you peel the brown skin off their white flesh, you won't find many unsightly black spots. And when you fry them, you'll probably get a much smaller dose of a potentially harmful chemical.<p>But here's the catch: Some of …

Faster-Than-Light Lasers Could “Illuminate” the Universe

<i>The Very Large Telescoping Interferometer firing it’s adaptive optics laser. Image Credit: ESO/G. Hüdepohl</i>It’s a cornerstone of modern physics that …

Physics

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

How Nanobiophysics Can Stop Ebola and Other Global Pandemics

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Dr. Anita Goel, Nanobiosym. Dr. Anita Goel, Nanobiosym<p>In an age of cell phones, human genome sequencing, and Google …

Thieves Using the iPod Nano as a Spy Camera to Steal PINs at ATMs

Thieves are reportedly using the iPod Nano as a spy camera for stealing PIN numbers from people using ATM machines. The device is small enough to …

Why the 100,000 Genomes Project will focus on rare diseases

An ambitious project has been launched that will involve sequencing genomes of 100,000 individuals to improve our understanding of a range of …

Why Is Nobody Using Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Google’s dashboard that tracks the versions of Android OS being used has been updated with numbers from January 2015, and it shows Lollipop’s non-existent impact on Android devices. Version five of Mountain View’s mobile operating system has not even gathered the minimum 0.1% of usage to show up in …

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

We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet from nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein, who found a document signed by "L.G. Doom," and concluded that Doctor Doom helped the US become a nuclear power.<p>Like <i>Verge</i> reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross, who became obsessed with a mystery woman at Los Alamos …

Dolby has a better vision for the future of TV

While the company’s noise reduction and surround sound technologies have become mainstays, Dolby entered a new era in 2012. That’s when it announced Dolby Atmos, a total rethink of the way movie sound was mixed and played back in theaters. It gave filmmakers the ability to put sound anywhere they …

23andMe: See How This Company Is Making Millions Selling Customer DNA Information To Big Pharma

The leading privately-held personal genetics company, 23andMe, has found a new source of revenue after the Food and Drug Administration asked it to …

Molecular Biology

10 Cancer Symptoms Most People Ignore

And why so many people blow them off instead of heading to the doctor.<p>Before you discount that persistent cough as just another part of flu season, you might want to ask your doctor to give it a second glance. According to a new study by Cancer Research U.K., more than half of adults have …

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

<i>What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?</i><p><i>That's the first question asked by NPR's new program on human behavior,</i> Invisibilia.<p><i>The first show tells the story</i> …