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This is why the iPhone 6 doesn't have a sapphire screen

The inside story of the billion-dollar bet that didn't pay off<p>The iPhone 6 was supposed to have a sapphire display. More than a year ago, Apple turned to GT Advanced Technologies, the now-bankrupt supplier, to solve its longstanding problems with scratched and cracked displays. But as soon as the …

More details of Apple’s GT Advanced sapphire deal make it crystal clear how things fell apart

The Wall Street Journal has revealed key details of the failed deal between Apple and sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies that show why the agreement collapsed and how GT managed to run itself into bankruptcy while trying to meet Apple’s standards.<p>A previous report from the Journal revealed …

New clues to possible Venus auroras

For 40 years, astronomers have puzzled over signs of a green aurora on Venus, despite the planet’s lack of a magnetic field.<p>Astronomers love a good …

Watch these adorable robots dance better than you

We're used to seeing robots like MIT's Cheetah that are <i>absolutely terrifying</i>, so starting day two of Expand New York with an android dance party was a welcome change of pace. It came, of course, by way of the folks at Aldebaran Robotics who brought a trio of their fifth-generation Nao bi-peds to …

Big Pic: Simulated Black Hole Collision Shreds The Milky Way [ANIMATED]

Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.<p>Black holes aren't just ultra-massive collapsed stars that trap light with the sheer force of their gravitational waves. They're also very difficult objects to model--especially when they interact with other black holes. This image from …

Black Holes

New Theory Suggests That Parallel Worlds Exist And Could Help Explain Quantum Mechanics

November 1, 2014<p>by Chuck Bednar<p><b>Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online</b><p>When most people think of parallel worlds, their thoughts …

Hubble spies the ghostly remains of a galactic horror show in space

Space can be a spooky place, if you know where to look.<p>In the image above,<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures the ghostly remains of a galactic horror show that occurred billions of light years away in a group of galaxies known as Pandora's Cluster.<p>The eerie blue light that bathes this …

Where the Hunt for Missing Antimatter and New Physics Are One and the Same

Physics says we shouldn't exist, basically. So why do we?<p>One of the cosmos' most elusive mysteries may be a bit closer to an explanation with new analysis of a highly odd particle produced at the Large Hadron Collider. The mystery: What happened to the universe's vanished share of antimatter? The …

Physics

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun - And May Exist On Alien Worlds Too

Scientists have discovered that the life-giving water of Earth predates the formation of the Sun - and there could be a lot more of it out there.<p>Water is essential to life on Earth and likely indicator for alien life as well, which is why so much of the world’s space missions and astronomical …

The Big Bang -- 3 Min. Cheat Sheet To Show Anti-Science Folks

From the Science Channel:<p><i>We are still experiencing the afterglow of the big bang today — 13.7 billion years after the event.</i><p>Of course, it has to be …

2014 Antarctic ozone hole holds steady

The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size in September. The size of this year’s hole was about the same as last year’s.<p>In 2014, the …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

A research team from Australia has pushed quantum computers closer to fruition, but a former NSA director warns that the technology could break encryption<p>Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director …

A Spacecraft That Packs The Punch Of A Warhead

Hayabusa 2 could be the first to intercept and blast an asteroid.<p>After a dysfunctional Hayabusa mission returned to Earth in 2003 with a measly 0.1 milligram of asteroid dust, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) didn't give up--it doubled down. In December, the $310-million Hayabusa 2 will …

Space Exploration

Surprise! 5 Ways Tech Can Help You Get Off the Grid

We've all heard it before: our busy, hyper-stimulated lives have too many screens, too little down time, and nowhere near enough <i>spare</i> time. So how do we truly get away from it all? The answer might surprise you, because sometimes our own worst enemy (technology, the internet) is also our saving …

Off-grid

Physicists Make Big Leap In Quantum Teleportation

The experiment, conducted over optical fibre at the University of Geneva, beat the team's previous record in 2003 of six kilometres (3.7 miles).<p>It showed that "the quantum state of a photon can be maintained while transporting it into a crystal without the two coming directly into contact," the …

Quantum Mechanics

Apple’s NFC Payments Play Could Make Its Wearable A Computing Friction Killer

Apple could be gearing up to make its so-called ‘iWatch’ a payment device powered by NFC, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. But including near-field communications tech in the iWatch (and the iPhone 6, too, if the report is correct) will open the door for much more than just …

Stunning Weave House Located on the Coast of Spain by A-cero

Located off the Mediterranean coast of Spain is the <i>Weave House</i>, a residential project designed by architects A-cero. The single family home occupies over 10,000 square feet of space and is divided into three storeys. Its eye-catching facade features striking white lines that wrap around the …

Architecture

Modern Residence in Phoenix, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio

The Yerger residence in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Chen + Suchart Studio has completed the Yerger residence, a modern home located in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>To the …

LG G Watch R circular smartwatch teased for next week

LG’s next smartwatch, the LG G Watch R, is set to make its debut at IFA 2014, a freshly-revealed video teaser has confirmed, with a circular design …

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

Photographer Puts His Beautiful Underwater Photography to Use Saving the Oceans

The oceans are in trouble, and while marine biologists and conservationists and (God help us) politicians are the main advocates for the health of …

Rumor: iPhone 6 to Launch Tuesday, October 14 as Part of ‘Busy Month’

A new report cites a source with knowledge of an internal Apple Retail Store meeting in saying that Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 6 on …

How Mercedes Made The Quietest Interior In The World On The 2015 S-Class Coupe

It almost feels like being in a vacuum, sitting inside the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Even at highway speeds, the full-size luxury two-door’s interior remains uncannily quiet. Conversations held in hushed tones are easily intelligible; music need not be cranked up to hear its full …

Test Drive: The 2015 McLaren 650S Supercar

I feel sorry for people who own the 2015 McLaren 650S.<p>They’re susceptible to suffering from a condition I call DDS (Delusional Driving Syndrome). Symptoms include irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, moments of irrational euphoria, and the mistaken belief that they are characters inside Sony’s …

Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.<p>Microsoft is offering a quick quantum computing primer that makes the esoteric subject almost understandable.<p>Quantum computing promises to solve …

Quantum Mechanics

Leaked iPhone 6 Parts Suggest A Much Bigger iPhone Is Coming

A new leak claims to show some of the internal components Apple will use in its iPhone 6. The photos, which were published by French blog Nowhereelse.fr (via MacRumors), show iPhone parts that seem larger than those in the iPhone 5s —adding to rumors that Apple's next smartphone will come with a …

Mobile Technology