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Experimental Particle Accelerator Boosts Electrons On A Wave

Surf's up at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California.<p>The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's linear accelerator cuts through the grass and trees just west of Stanford University in California, running for two miles, its path clearly visible from the air. Now, in a lab on the same …

Physics

Six of the best: unreleased games consoles

<b>1 SNES CD</b><p>The story of the SNES CD system is a long and complicated one. It started in 1988 with Nintendo partnering with Sony – then yet to be established as a console giant – to update the SNES. The idea was simple: Nintendo planned to embrace the rising CD-Rom technology by bringing on board the …

The greatest Minecraft game remakes ever

From Zelda to Final Fantasy, we look at the masterpieces rebuilt by gamers, block by block.<p>Mojang's insanely successful world-creation title …

The Best Pizzeria in Every State in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Derek Springsteen</i><p>There are things in America that you can find no matter where you are. The kindness of strangers. A building with Donald Trump's name on it. Good pizza. We like to think that somewhere, in each state, there's a truly sublime pie, and to prove that point, …

This Is The Onyx, A Real-Time Wearable Communicator Inspired By 'Star Trek'

The company finally unveiled its first hardware product on Wednesday. It's called Onyx.<p>Jesse Robbins, cofounder and CEO of OnBeep, dropped by Business Insider's offices in New York City last week to give us the first-ever demo of the Onyx, which he says was inspired by the real-time communicators …

Is 'Interstellar' An Antidote To Humanity's Space Apathy?

It may be set in the distant future, but the movie highlights the issues that stymie space travel today.<p>A few years ago, I caught a glimpse of one of the biggest obstacles to space exploration. In a movie theater line, I overheard two people discussing the concept of building a human base on our …

Space Exploration

Why Fabien Cousteau Wants To Build An Underwater City

With 95 percent of the ocean unexplored, scientists barely understand life beneath the waves.<p>In the July 1963 issue of <i>Popular Science</i>, we detailed the work of Jacques Cousteau, an oceanographer who was building the Conshelf II -- an underwater habitat where he would set a world record living under …

Habitats

Branson admits SpaceShip Two crash casts doubt on space tourism project

Virgin boss says dream will live on only if engineers can identify and overcome cause of fatal accident that claimed life of a test pilot in Mojave desert<p>Sir Richard Branson acknowledged on Saturday that his dream of commercial space tourism may have ended in the explosion that consumed Virgin …

After 10 years, Rosetta and Philae are ready to rob a comet of its secrets

The £1bn European spacecraft will seek answers to questions such as the origins of life on Earth. But anxious scientists know the mission faces perils in its final manoeuvres<p>Within a few days, scientists will manoeuvre Europe’s £1bn Rosetta spacecraft directly above a massive ball of ice, dust and …

“This is our Call of Duty”: How ISIS is using video games

“Grand Theft Auto: Salil al-Sawarem” joins the well-trafficked genre of games that exploit the Middle East conflict<p><i>“Your games which are producing from you,</i> <i><br>we do the same actions in the battlefields !!”</i> <i><br>—Grand Theft Auto: Salil al-Sawarem</i><p>Thanks to ISIS, the successful video game franchise Grand …

One pilot dead as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashes

Virgin Galactic says plane designed for commercial space travel was undertaking test flight in California when ‘in-flight anomaly’ occurred<p>Branson’s ambitious project beset by problems and delays<p>A Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed after an explosion during a test flight over the Mojave desert on …

Solutions to Martin Gardner's best mathematical puzzles

<b>1) Crazy cut</b><p>You are to make one cut (or draw one line) – of course it needn’t be straight – that will divide the figure into two identical parts.<p>Solution:<p>The hint wasn’t a red herring. The line isn’t straight.<p><b>2. The coloured socks</b><p>Ten red socks and ten blue socks are all mixed up in a dresser …

Scientists Pinpoint When Humans Had Sex With Neanderthals

Scientists have long-known that our human ancestors got down and dirty with Neanderthals. But when exactly did this interbreeding first occur?<p>A study from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany offers a new answer.<p>For the study, researchers sequenced the genome …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.

For the first time ever, Australian surgeons transplant “dead” hearts into patients

This procedure could save 30 percent more lives<p>Australian surgeons transplanted "dead" hearts into patients for the first time ever.<p>The procedure, which was performed on three patients on Friday, uses hearts that have stopped beating for up to 20 minutes. Previously surgeons only performed heart …

First Privately Funded Moon Mission Launched Today

The 4M spacecraft, launched aboard a Chinese rocket, will be sending signals to anyone willing to listen.<p>The first privately funded lunar mission launched today. The mission involves sending a 31-pound spacecraft called 4M, fitted with an antenna, small computer, and radiation sensor, on a Chinese …

Is This the Planet's Greatest Cheat Meal?

Why you need to make these pumpkin beer brownies right freakin’ now<p>It’s pumpkin season, and, if you’re anything like me, you’re tired of hearing the phrase “pumpkin spice [fill in the blank].” Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of pumpkin, but I have no desire to bite into a dessert that tastes like …

The Space Station Is Getting A UPS-Style Shipping Service

A new vehicle design could enable same-day shipping from the ISS to Earth, making science experiments in microgravity cheaper and easier.<p>It’s easy to forget that the International Space Station isn’t just a place for astronauts to hang out and take epic selfies. Because of its unique microgravity …

Wearable tech to hack your brain

The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.<p>Brain stimulation is a very real but still unproven area of technology for tinkering with the …

Meet the Iraq War truthers: Why they’re convinced Bush was right on WMD

Mark Levin and Sarah Palin sniff out the conspiracy to deny Bush vindication for Iraq. It leads all the way to Bush<p>Last week, after the New York Times published an amazing piece on the U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq by the decayed remnant of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons arsenal, there was a …

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 …

Why would a Russian submarine enter Swedish waters?

If a Russian submarine really has been stranded off the coast of Sweden, it raises the question - what could it have been getting up to? Roland Oliphant explains<p>If the Swedish navy’s <b>hunt for a missing “Russian submarine”</b> sounds like a throw-back to the Cold War, it is no coincidence.<p>Diplomats in …

Cold War

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second worker tests positive for Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. A nurses' union issues a blistering critique. And WHO fears the outbreak will get far worse before it gets better.<p>With multiple developments under way, here's what you need to know Wednesday to get caught up on …

50 Not Out: Cafe Racer Dreams' BMW R69S

Cafe Racer Dreams is one of the most prolific outfits on the custom motorcycle circuit. An incredible fifty builds have already rolled out the Spanish workshop’s doors—each one as stylish as the next.<p>For CRD #50, Pedro García and Efraon Triana pulled out all the stops. It’s a stunning resto-mod …

Motorcycles

Mysterious Air Force space plane to land soon in California

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane, the X-37B, is about to come back to Earth after nearly two years in orbit on a mission the military won't tell us much about.<p>The X-37B is expected to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Air Force said.<p>The base did not …

Bright Idea! Nobel Prize in Physics Celebrates Blue Light Diodes

An American physicist and two Japanese colleagues shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for creating light-emitting diodes that shine in blue wavelengths — a crucial invention that filled out the spectrum for LEDs.<p>The Nobel committee said the innovation "has enabled bright and energy-saving …

Nobel Prize

Declassified Photos Show The US's Final Preparations For The Nuclear Attacks On Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Many things are known about the sequence of events leading up to the dropping of the bombs, known as "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," which were loaded onto airplanes on the North Field airbase on Tinian Island, part of the Northern Mariana Islands to the south of Japan.<p>Until recently, though, few …