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No Fish Tale: Specimen in Lab Freezer Identified as Rare Pocket Shark

Fisheries
Astronomy

The Deep History of the Sea’s Bone-Eating Worms

Bones are symbols of death. That makes sense. Before X-rays and CT scans allowed us to look inside ourselves, we’d only see our skeletons after death and decay had stripped everything else away. Not to mention that poison labels, the Jolly Roger, and visages of the Grim Reaper have all reminded us …

Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

Imagine being able to touch a toy figurine to your phone’s screen in order to see the character transported into your video game, or touching another small piece of plastic to the phone in order to unlock exclusive content, like a new video or iTunes download. A startup called SnowShoe has …

InterAct

Butterfly wings are the key to glare-free phone displays

Butterflies have proven to be a surprising source of inspiration for technology, and that trend isn't about to slow down any time soon. German researchers have discovered that irregular, nanoscopic structures on the glasswing butterfly's namesake transparent wings eliminate most reflections at any …

Edjing Pro Brings New Effects and More Control for Your Mixes

DJIT, the company behind the DJ mixing app Edjing, has announced a ‘Pro’ version of the app aimed at users who want more granular control over their mixes.<p>The new version has a variety of different audio effects – as you’d hope – and will automatically synchronize them with the rhythm of the track. …

Silicon Valley

Tesla wants to power your home with a battery

Tesla will introduce a battery for your home during its highly anticipated April 30 event.<p>In a letter sent to investors and analysts on Tuesday, the electric car company said it will announce a "home battery" and a "very large utility scale battery." Similar products already exist on the market, …

Tesla

Your Next Prescription Could Be A Genome Sequence

At Advances in Genome Biology and Technology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, one speaker told attendees that the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal—it’s happening today. While you won’t encounter genome sequencing on an average …

Genetics

Upcoming Elephone features 4GB RAM, QHD display, Windows 10 AND Lollipop

A quick search for the term “dual boot” on Android Authority will turn up dozens of articles about how Intel, Asus, Samsung, and many other companies have at least explored the concept of dual-booting Windows and Android, or even Windows Phone and Android, only to eventually end up canceling these …

Mobile Technology

Gamma rays could improve screening for nuclear, other hazardous materials

Gamma rays could improve screening for nuclear and other hazardous materials.<p>It is the stuff of scientists' nightmares and science fiction writers' plot points: a nuclear weapon is slipped into the U.S. on a cargo ship and detonates, destroying an American seaport and killing a million …

Project Elysium Wants to Virtually Bring Back Your Dead Relatives

I've hungered for your touch...<p>In one of the weirdest uses for VR, Australian indie studio Paranormal Games is developing a virtual reality game that …

Virtual Reality

Samsung 'investigating' claims of fingerprint hack on Galaxy S5

FireEye plans to demonstrate hack that intercepts biometric data before it hits devices’ secure zone at upcoming RSA security conference<p>Samsung is “investigating” claims from security researchers that hackers can steal copies of fingerprints from the company’s 2014 flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, as …

Gear & Gadgets

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …