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Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

We could see physical matter created out of nothing but light within 12 months if a new particle collider works as posited.<p>Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of …

Physics

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Report: China-Russia gas deal delayed

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin's hopes of signing a 30-year gas export deal with China during his visit to Shanghai was facing setbacks Wednesday, according to a report.<p>The pivotal contract, seen as Putin's bid to take his business east amid mounting sanctions from the West, remains …

Pentagon prepares for possible evacuation of US personnel from Libya, amid upheaval

The Obama administration is moving military assets into place in preparation for a possible evacuation of Americans from Libya, as a political crisis threatens to touch off a new wave of violence in the unstable country.<p>Officials say no decision has been made on whether to move U.S. personnel, …