Josiah Barker

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Watching Lightning Strike a Building in Super Slow Motion Is Freaky as Hell

For the first time ever, scientists have captured high-speed footage of lightning striking a building. It’s dramatic as hell, but the video could …

MP3 is dead, long live AAC

MP3, the format that revolutionized the way we consume (and steal) music since the 90s, has been officially retired -- in a manner of speaking. The German research institution that created the format, The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, announced that it had terminated licensing for …

LG again teases the upcoming V20, this time touting its Quad DAC audio capabilities

LG today issued a press release to continue to tease its upcoming V20 smartphone. The company, which has yet share any images of the device, took the opportunity to tease that the device will be the smartphone to come to market with a feature that it says makes the device top-notch…<p>LG says that the …

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Dramatic Auroras Light Up Jupiter's Poles

The aurora borealis on Earth is awe inspiring, but the auroras in Jupiter’s atmosphere are a whole other story. Not only do they cover areas larger …

Scientists Have Created Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

Self-healing buildings.<p>Most people would admit that concrete's not the most exciting concept, but concrete with added bacteria that repairs itself …

Google's new trans-Pacific cable is ready for service

The undersea fiber optic cable system, which lands in Oregon in the U.S. and has two landing points in Japan, delivers 60 Tbps of bandwidth across …

A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

Universe

Animation shows how a black hole destroys a star

An incredible animation demonstrates how a star would be ripped apart if it got too close to a black hole in space<p>They’re not called black holes for nothing.<p>An artist’s rendering demonstrates new findings about what happens when a star wanders too close to a black hole.<p>“Intense tidal forces rip the …

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe

Most dramatic music video ever

Recorded live by the doom metal band Hamferð during the March 20, 2015 total eclipse of the sun above the village of Kvívík in the Faroe Islands.<p>Some …

Astronomers see supernova crash into star - Futurity

On May 3, 2014, astronomers observed a supernova crash into a companion star. The resulting data lend support to a theory about how these explosions …