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Inventors of blue LEDs win 2014 Nobel Prize for physics

The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is being awarded to three scientists credited with inventing efficient blue LEDs, a development that allowed for the creation of the white LED light sources that are inching toward ubiquity across the globe. Though LEDs of other colors have been around since the mid …

What Do Coders Mean When They Talk About Bootstrapping?

When developers talk about bootstrapping, they're not referring to a technique they've developed to avoid tying their shoelaces—but a means of …

Bootstrapping

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

Supercomputer Creates Atom-By-Atom Model Of HIV Virus Shell

The envelope in which HIV keeps its genetic material gets an unprecedentedly detailed look.<p>The human immunodeficiency virus' capsid is both a shield and an open backdoor. Located in the center of every HIV particle, the capsid protects the virus' load of genetic material. Once the virus has entered …

Supercomputer-powered HIV research brings new hope for more effective vaccines

Finding an effective, safe HIV vaccine is still an ongoing struggle for scientists, but a new, supercomputer-aided discovery is offering a new hope. Researchers from the University of Illinois and the University of Pittsburgh were able to accurately map the four million atoms that make up the HIV …

How to Stop Chinese Copycats from Stealing Your App

On Monday, my colleague Steven wrote about a cool new gaming platform inside of WeChat, and in the comments the estimable Serkan Toto rightfully …

The 10 best physicists

What 14 Popular Websites Used To Look Like

We found the earliest versions of some of the most visited websites today, like Facebook, Google, and The Huffington Post.<p>Here's what the sites looked like then, and what they look like now. Web design has come a long way.

Meet Sidebar: Student programmer creates popular Android app at CodeDay Seattle

We’re pretty geeky up here in the Pacific Northwest. With messenger bags full of the latest Windows gear and too many new startups to count, we’re in …

How much does a video weigh? - Michael Stevens of Vsauce

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

Years ago, people either bought an iPhone or “a Droid." Verizon’s marketing power, those insane robot ads, and maybe that just-close-enough naming convention made the carrier's Android phones virtually synonymous with their operating system.<p>But now I hear people every day saying "Oh, is that the …

Bi Kidude obituary

The Zanzibari singer Bi Kidude (Kiswahili for "Little Granny"), who has died at the age of around 102, had a haunting voice and enigmatic stage …

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek ever

Earlier today, GeekWire readers crowned Nikola Tesla as the Geek Madness champion after he trounced Linus Torvalds in the finals.<p>We wanted to get a …

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The story behind Felix Baumgartner's supersonic jump

Last October, the world watched in awe as Felix Baumgartner jumped from a tiny capsule almost 24 miles above the New Mexico desert. Writing for <i>Vanity Fair</i><i>,</i> William Langewiesche details the extraordinary level of planning that went into the jump, in which Baumgartner became the first man to break …

Where did we come from? Prehistoric fossils may rewrite human evolution

New studies on a curious prehuman species raise doubts about our own ancestry<p>Painting by John Gurche, courtesy of Lee Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand<p>A collection of prehuman skeletons has sparked intrigue and debate in the scientific community, eliciting calls to redraw — or at least …

Xiaomi MIUI MI2S and MI2A unveiled in China

Xiaomi unveiled a pair of new devices in its own backyard – MIUI MI2S and MI2A. The first of the two is a beast phone, getting its power from …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

Bitcoin

Margaret Thatcher Answers Her 7498th Question

Margaret Thatcher

Introduction to x64 Assembly

<b>By Chris Lomont</b><p>Download Article<p>Download Introduction to x64 Assembly [PDF 303KB]<p>Introduction<p>For years, PC programmers used x86 assembly to write …

What If The Sun Disappeared?

The one reason a Facebook phone would make sense

So Facebook is reportedly about to unveil a phone, built by struggling Taiwanese handset maker HTC, that has been modified to put Facebook and its various services in the foreground. Facebook has been working on this for years.<p>The business case for both companies is clear, in theory. Facebook wants …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

How to do anything

March 28, 2013<p>Many people, when faced with doing something new that they know nothing about, won’t ever get started. The project seems too daunting …

Facebook improves mobile app install ads for developers

Facebook has improved its mobile app install ads service to allow developers to reach a much more specific user base with their ads. The mobile …