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Senate Votes To Legalize Space Mining

One step closer to owning pieces of asteroids?<p>After much delay, an important space bill has finally passed in the Senate.<p>The Space Act of 2015 would do a lot of things to encourage the private space industry--including extending the "learning period" wherein fledgling spaceflight companies can …

Space Exploration

How We've Succeeded In Breaching The Blood-Brain Barrier At Last

For the first time, researchers have made a drug that can cross this barrier. Just how big a deal is that?<p>Last week, a team of Canadian doctors tried an experimental new procedure on a patient in dire straits. Bonny Hall has a brain tumor that she had been managing for years with medication, but it …

Alzheimer's Disease

Data, The Speed Of Light And You

Fergal Toomey Contributor<p>Fergal Toomey is the chief scientist of Corvil.<p>We — humanity, that is — created 4.4 zettabytes of data last year. This is expected to rise to 44 zettabytes by 2020. And no, I didn’t make up the word “zettabytes.” For scale, it is estimated that 42 zettabytes could store all …

Google Fiber

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures

While scientists, explorers, and Google Earth have mapped much of the terrestrial world, the expanses of the sea remain a great mystery. Marine biologist Alexander Semenov, head of the dive team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station, has dedicated his career not only to closing …

Meet Chronos, the adhesive disk that can make almost any watch more like an Apple Watch

Traditional watch fans no longer have to consider forgoing their expensive wrist-wear to have technology on their arm. Chronos, a small disk that fits on the underside of any watch, brings core smartwatch functionality without making you decide on a platform.<p>At a mere 3mm thin and 33mm in diameter, …

Smartwatches

Old people are finally going crazy for social media

According to a report by Pew Research Center last month, 35% of all adults aged 65 and older said they're on social media. That's more than triple what was reported in 2010, when only 11% said they were social media users.<p>That still vastly lags behind young adults (ages 18 to 29), who said 90% are …

Social Media

Junk Food Isn't To Blame for America's Obesity Epidemic

Soda and sweets aren’t making Americans fat. In fact, underweight Americans consume more junk food than those who are morbidly obese.<p>In a new study …

Leaked iPhone 7 Changes Doom The Dream Of Super Small Smartphone

Is Apple going to do a smaller iPhone in 2016? The signs are that a four-inched iOS smartphone is on its way are coming out of the supply chain, but those hoping for a small and pocketable smartphone powerhouse need to look back through the history of Apple. Any smaller iPhone is going to be weak …