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Uber banned in Spain & Thailand, sued in Portland, hassled in Rio

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>On Tuesday, both Thailand and Spain banned Uber. You know the drill by now: The company’s drivers don’t have taxi permits …

The Kung-Fu Move that Explains One of Quantum Physics' Strangest Properties

Spinors, yet another thing that should not be.<p>As much as that Feynman quote gets tossed around about no one really understanding quantum physics, there are people in the world making laudable strides towards the development of quantum intuition. One of them is the physicist Felix Flicker, who also …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientist's new rewriteable 'paper' is actually made of glass or plastic

If you ask us, the idea of rewritable paper seems pretty redundant no matter how high-tech it is. Apparently that didn't cross the mind of scientists at the University of California, Riverside. See, that's where Yadong Yin and his colleagues are using special color-switching dyes (called "redox") …

Researchers take on crucial question: Are haters gonna hate?

It is an age-old adage of Twitter, which apparently traces its roots back to a 3LW video from 2000: Haters gonna hate.<p>Now, scientists have taken it upon themselves to figure out whether this is true. Do verified haters tend to hate everything else they stumble upon? Yes, according to a new study in …

Does this Martian meteorite contain traces of life?

Researchers say they’ve found evidence of biological activity inside a meteorite from Mars that landed on the Moroccan desert in 2011.<p>The Tissint …

New ATM Skimmers Connect To The Card Reader Via A Nearly Invisible Hole

A new advance in credit card theft technology has hit the streets and it’s pretty clever. The ATM hackers are now drilling a small hole near the card reader and inserting a bit of electronics that connects to the ATM’s innards. The hole is then covered by a decal and the skimmer fished out once the …

Big video data could change how we do everything — from catching bad guys to tracking shoppers

Everyone takes pictures and video with their devices. Parents record their kids’ soccer games, companies record employee training, police surveillance cameras at busy intersections run 24/7, and drones monitor pipelines in the desert.<p>With vast amounts of video growing vaster at a rate faster than …

Why privacy is like the frog in the pot of boiling water

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Toa55<p>There’s a well-known anecdote that has been used to describe the gradual shifting of our world, from …

The Imitation Game: how Alan Turing played dumb to fool US intelligence

On 12 November 1942, the mathematician Alan Turing arrived in New York, bound for Washington DC and the headquarters of the US Secret Service, an organisation now known as the CIA. More than 500 American ships had been sunk by German U-boats since the US began sending supplies across the Atlantic …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Up Close, Dried Whiskey Looks Like the Cosmos

Ernie Button's 'Painting Pictures with Whiskey' photos reveal the beauty at the bottom of your bourbon.<p>Artist Ernie Button's is embarking upon a study of chemistry and fluid dynamics, but with a twist that would make Hemingway proud: by using microscopic techniques to analyze the remains of dried …

Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

Archaeology

How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs

Blu-ray discs' pretty color actually makes them great at capturing light.<p>You probably don't think of them that way, but Blu-ray discs have a gorgeous color. In fact, the same physics that gives butterfly wings and housefly eyes their iridescent shine are also at work on Blu-ray. All are examples of …

The 10 moments that changed science and engineering: in pictures - Telegraph

Locomotives

Uber driver is stabbed in face, neck

An Uber driver was stabbed multiple times early Tuesday during a robbery in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood.<p>Police arrived about 3:45 a.m. to find the driver sitting in his car with stab wounds to his face and neck.<p>He is doing well and recovering from his injuries, but detectives are still looking …

Los Angeles

Google launches 'smart' spoon to help steady shaking hands

Hi-tech invention aims to help sufferers from essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease and can reduce shaking by 76%<p>Drones, self-driving cars, robots, balloons providing internet access – Google is stretching a long way from search. Now the company has added a “smart” spoon to its portfolio of …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate change is a real thing that “threatens all of humanity” or some other nonsense, but it’s just …

Game controller takes your real blood whenever you lose (update: suspended)

Forget playing games for cash -- if you <i>really</i> want to raise the stakes, try losing your actual blood when you lose in the virtual world. That's the concept behind Blood Sport, a crowdfunded project that modifies game controllers to drain your body when your character takes damage. Their …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Rare Earth

Conquer Cold With DIY Hand Warmers

Keeping warm with chemistry<p>Cold weather makes for cold hands—unless, of course, you have a hand warmer. Don’t waste money on those cheap disposable ones. Instead, use kitchen chemistry to make your own reusable versions.<p>When vinegar and baking soda react, they form a compound called sodium acetate. …

Weather

Stare Into This Genetic Material and Be Terrified

Just another day in the unfathomably complex world of cell biology.<p>Way down at the very bottom of <i>us</i> are cells dividing. It's happening right now, the micro-architectures behind your whole being are splitting into two new cells: things are growing, things are dying. DNA is duplicated, cleaved. Cells …

Biology

Anonymous takes over Ku Klux Klan's Twitter account

The internet activist group Anonymous has responded to Twitter taunts from the Ku Klux Klan by taking over its US Twitter account.<p>The Twitter spat began after the KKK allegedly threatened protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, as the area awaits an imminent court decision over the killing of Michael …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

Huge raid to shut down 400-plus dark net sites

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122100_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526942071_e1e77e6345d9204739699ec90c5de9dd<p><b>Silk Road 2.0 and 400 other sites believed to be selling illegal items including drugs and weapons have been shut down.</b><p>The sites operated on the Tor …

Darknet

The iBox Nano 3D printer is almost as cheap as it is tiny

We've seen our share of 3D printers 'round these parts, but the iBox Nano could be one of the smallest yet. Its creators claim that the gizmo is not only the most diminutive resin printer, but also the most affordable in addition to being the word's quietest and lightest 3D printer to date. It …

New Ball-Shaped Camera Captures Mid Air Panoramas

With panoramic cameras seemingly all the rage, it’s no surprise to find a new contender entering the market.<p>We’ve already seen a plethora of handy pocket cameras, selfie sticks and action cameras which will attach to just about anything that moves, but the Panono is something entirely …