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Ridiculously thin diamond wires could help make tech tiny

How thin? We're talking nanometers.<p>Diamonds are a techie's best friend?<p>They might be when they're one ingredient in supersmall circuit boards that can cram more power into your future electronics and use up a lot less space.<p>Those circuit boards haven't been created yet, but the nanowires that could …

Nanotech
Dark Matter
Dark Matter

The Next Frontier: Space Miners Are the Universe's Future Tycoons

The next gold rush will be intergalactic.<p>In 2009, a collection of astronauts, academics, and aerospace industrialists convened to review NASA’s present and future plans for manned space flight. Informally dubbed the “Augustine Commission,” the more-stuffily named Review of United States Human Space …

Space Exploration

The 17 Coolest New Urban Hotels in the Country

Open since June, this 168-room hotel is anchored by cups of Ristretto Roasters’ coffee and flaky croissants at a ground-floor café and bakery …

New York City

25 Oscars After-Party Beauty Looks That Prove The Real Action Happens Off the Red Carpet

After the party it’s the after-party, and at the Academy Awards, that means the opportunity for a quick-change beauty transformation. Red carpets may call for elegance and glamour, but the post-show festivities are defined by a pared-down, loosened-up vibe, particularly for those who opted to skip …

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There's an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

Earth Science

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Information Systems