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A Simple Way To Retrieve Info You Lost In A Black Hole

Just an easy quantum procedure<p>Black holes are full of conundrums. Like, what would happen if you threw a book inside one of these gravity wells? The theory of general relativity (the physics laws that govern really big things in the universe) predicts that the book would disappear forever. But …

‘Remarkable’ Ebola vaccine created with 100% success rate

More than 7,500 people who came into contact with Ebola victims were protected from the deadly disease by a new vaccine<p>The deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people may finally have been conquered after scientists developed a vaccine which is 100 per cent …

Disease

Shark gives birth after storing sperm for 45 months - Futurity

Brownbanded bamboo sharks have a surprising way of producing offspring: The females can store sperm for years.

Biology

Navy Wants Better Railguns And Laser Weapons By 2020

And it already knows which ship they'll go on<p>Right now, the United States Navy has a ship with a laser gun deployed to the Persian Gulf. The USS <i>Ponce</i>, an old transport ship, is outfitted with the Navy’s 30 kW “Laser Weapon System” (abbreviated LaWS). In demonstrations, that laser melted a hole in a …

Engineers create world's first white laser beam

Researchers at Arizona State University have created the world's first white laser beam, according to a new study published in <i>Nature</i>. More work needs to be done to perfect this technology, but white lasers could serve as a potential alternative light source — both in people's homes and in the …

Nanotech

Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus

Doctors Without Borders is calling it a "champagne moment." The World Health Organization says it's a "game changer."<p>In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of participants who were at high risk for the virus. Although the results are preliminary, they offer new hope of …

Disease

Has Yosemite’s Iconic Half Dome Become Too Dangerous to Climb?

After a month of rockfalls, climbers are reminded that rock solid sometimes isn’t solid enough.<p>Over the July 4th weekend, Greg Stock lay awake at night, listening to thunderstorms tear through Yosemite Valley, California.<p>“It seemed like rockfall weather,” says Stock, Yosemite’s official park …

Climbing

Watch this robotic water-strider hop on top of water

Why swim when you can jump? An international team of scientists led by Seoul National University has designed a tiny mechanical water-strider – a robot that can leap off the water's surface the way the pond-skimmers do in real life.<p>The robot, described in the journal Science, sheds light on how …

Robotics

Mastodon emerges from a Virginia creek, three decades after first remains found

Analysis of the ancient mammal’s fossilised remains will help scientists study long-term climate trends and the ecosystems of the Holocene era<p>At least 12,000 years ago, a mastodon with a toothache died on top of a pile of seashells beside a creek near what is now Yorktown, Virginia. The flesh …

Police In Georgia May Be Getting Flying Saucer Drones To Hunt Criminals

Definitely just here to help<p>In the near future, residents in Georgia’s Macon-Bibb county may expect to see flying saucers. These aren’t extraterrestrial machines heralding an alien invasion. Reassuringly, they are instead simply police drones, disk-shaped multicopters that the police and rescue …

Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

Aboard a ferry off the coast of Rhode Island, state and federal officials take a close look at a steel structure poking out of the ocean. It's the first foundation affixed to the seafloor for a five-turbine wind farm off the state's coast.<p>It's a contrast to what's happening off the coast of …

Renewable Energy

Test Tower For Magnetic Levitation Elevators Almost Ready

Going up ... and sideways<p>Like something out of <i>Total Recall</i>, the architecture firm ThyssenKrupp wants to build elevators that go up, down, and sideways.<p>How do you test such a contraption? Well, first you have to build a giant Rapunzel-style tower, apparently. ThyssenKrupp announced this week that …

Frosty Gullies On Mars, Graphene Kirigami, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Cave Art May Show What Happened to Giant Lemurs

Changing Planet<p>Until now, Madagascar did not even make the list of regions around the world with prehistoric cave art. But recently, faint charcoal sketches of animals, humans, mythical creatures, and enigmatic symbols were discovered by Roger Randalana and his staff of rangers as they explored the …

Anthropology

New Treatment Lets Paralyzed Patients Move Their Legs

A small study that could help paralyzed patients regain muscle movement<p>Researchers at UCLA have done something they didn’t think was possible: without the use of surgery, they helped people with severe paralysis voluntarily move their legs — something that's never been accomplished before. While it …

Marine Corps Declares The Long-Awaited F-35B Operational

The first 10-fighter squadron costs roughly $1 billion<p>Today the United States Marine Corps declared the F-35B “operational.” Costing between $1.04 billion and $1.34 billion, depending on who’s doing the estimating, a 10-plane squadron is the first unit of F-35s the military feels comfortable saying …

The plane that can fly backwards

The Soviet Antonov An-2, which has been generating headlines from North Korea, can perform a feat that seems impossible.<p>In early April, North Korean media unveiled a new camouflage scheme for one of its most important military aircraft. The supreme leader himself, Kim Jong-Un, was seen on …

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience …

Microsoft just showed off the future of the PC

Microsoft just gave us a glimpse at the future of computing.<p>Some day soon, your smartphone might be able to replace your work PC and home laptop. You could keep your computer in your pocket, because your phone will be your PC.<p>At its Build developers conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, …

CNN

These tiny robots have superhuman strength

Imagine dragging a blue whale around on land without batting an eye. That's similar to the strength of tiny robots being developed by engineers at Stanford University.<p>These micro-robots, which are about the size of a Matchbox car, can pull 2,000 times their weight. They come in two sizes, and the …

Robotics

Taser: 16 major U.S. cities now have police cameras

Cities across America are fitting their police officers with cameras.<p>It's been a windfall gain for Taser, the maker of wearable cameras and stun guns. The company reported a 50% increase in camera sales in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same time a year ago.<p>Taser (TASR) said a total of …

Law Enforcement

Apple and IBM are making iPads special for seniors

Two of the biggest tech companies in the world have joined forces to help improve the lives of seniors -- with iPads.<p>At an event in New York Thursday morning, Apple (AAPL) and IBM (IBM) announced they will deliver iPads with specially tailored apps for seniors. The apps connect elderly users with …

Cognitive Computing

Impressive performance from this LG bottom freezer fridge

The high-capacity LG LDC24370ST offers user-friendly features and consistent cooling. Just don't touch it.

'Avengers' superfan sits pretty in HulkBuster high chair

Nothing makes a baby feel all-powerful more than a handcrafted HulkBuster high chair. The latest "Super-Fan Builds" creation gives a little girl a suit that would impressive even Tony Stark.<p>Even babies need to show off their geek pride, and in the latest episode of the extreme crafting show …

Watch This Robot Hydra Race Across The Water

Despite the awesome name, it has only one head<p>At first glance it looks like a rogue jet ski speeding through the water, rider nowhere to be found. Al Seer Marine’s Hydra unmanned surface vessel (or sea drone) is a small craft, made for patrolling harbors or protecting mega-yachts. In March, it …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 27 April

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, Apple has announced the first fall in iPhone sales since 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a moon …

Rubik's Cube world record is now 5.25 seconds

A new Rubik's Cube world record of 5.25 has been set by an American teenager. Collin Burns was competing at a high school competition on Saturday …

Inside the animal lab where cancer cures are tested

The University of Cambridge has posted a video showing how and explaining why it uses mice to test cancer drugs for humans.<p>Cambridge used the video …

Upgrade your car with Bluetooth, aux required

The Aukey Portable Bluetooth Receiver enables hands-free phone calls, Bluetooth audio streaming and even voice control over your smartphone.