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3-D Printing Just Got 100 Times Faster

Machines of the future make their predecessors seem as old-school as the dot matrix printer.<p>You know that scene in <i>Terminator 2</i> when the T-1000 emerges from a shallow pool of metallic liquid? It’s a classic. It’s also what inspired researchers at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina …

This Street Has No Lanes, Signals, or Signs—And It's Safer For It

Imagine a street where pedestrians, bikes and cars peacefully coexist without any posted regulations or official roadway technology. Is this some …

Never-before-published Isaac Asimov essay reveals the secret to true creativity

Asimov wrote an at once poignant and instructive answer to “How do people get new ideas?”<p>In 1959 the prolific author and professor of biochemistry Isaac Asimov wrote an essay about the formation of ideas and how to spur creativity. Fifty-five years later, the essay was found by Asimov's friend, the …

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

Franklin knew that his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation. “It's very easy to fall into the trap of …

Lockheed's Fusion Promise: What We Know So Far

Can the company do what's never been done before?<p>Researchers at Lockheed Martin made headlines this week with the announcement that they are on the fast track to building a nuclear fusion reactor. But experts responded with skepticism.<p>Fusion promises unlimited clean, renewable energy without the …

Nuclear Energy

Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay

Michael Friberg<p><b>John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak.</b> On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casino in Las …

Jennifer Lawrence Shames Nude-Photo Thieves, via Nude Photo Shoot

Featuring several diamonds, two breasts, and one extremely awkward cockatoo, her Vanity Fair cover underscores what made the hacking so outrageous: lack of consent.<p>This morning, <i>Vanity Fair</i> published a summary of its November issue's cover story, an article about Jennifer Lawrence that looks to be a …

Why a Very Specific Kind of Coup May Explain Kim Jong-un's Disappearance | VICE News

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public since September 3. And today for the first time he did not take part in the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Korean Workers Party.<p>Meanwhile, on October 3, three of the highest ranking officials in the country made a surprise …

Apple unveils new perks to attract talent

Apple employees are getting a few new perks today (and no, it’s not free iPhone 6’s).<p>On Thursday morning the company’s head of HR, Denise Young …

This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

No more wondering to yourself, "Ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?"<p>Instead you might be able to walk into a Walgreens pharmacy for a reportedly painless fingerprick that will draw just a tiny drop of blood, thanks to Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-youngest …

Climate Science Is Not Settled

We are very far from the knowledge needed to make good climate policy, writes leading scientist Steven E. Koonin<p>The idea that "Climate science is settled" runs through today's popular and policy discussions. Unfortunately, that claim is misguided. It has not only distorted our public and policy …

Climate

MinION USB-sized DNA sequencer goes through real-world testing

Back in 2012, a UK company called Oxford Nanopore announced a chewing gum packet-sized DNA sequencer, something that people found hard to believe since rival machines can be as big as fridges. After dealing with technical issues and bugs (as well as being accused of launching vaporware), Oxford has …

Is the Pentagon’s $55 Billion Stealth Bomber Too Big a Secret?

The secrecy surrounding the new ‘Long Range Strike Bomber’ is more expansive than any aircraft program of its size since the 1980s. What are the …

Volcano Eruption in Papua New Guinea

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT -- The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia's ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both …

The Police Tool That Pervs Use to Steal Nude Pics From Apple's iCloud

As nude celebrity photos spilled onto the web over the weekend, blame for the scandal has rotated from the scumbag hackers who stole the images to a …

When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we’re entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point will it become less expensive to rely on someone else to drive you around rather than driving yourself? In a Medium …

Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.25.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. …

Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order

The concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis<p>Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions …

Geopolitics

Jennifer Lawrence's naked photos: to click or not to click?

From private photos to violent videos, the internet is full of degrading material intended to tempt viewers. Can we learn not to gawp?<p>• Roxane Gay: the Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak is just beginning<p>A few years ago, the late American film critic Roger Ebert illustrated an article about the …